my bowl is full
Yes, I am still making my bowls. I have the two 8x8 inch bowls that I have made so far hanging together in my studio and I can't wait to make more. I foresee a grid of them.
There are so many things I could say about my thoughts as I worked on this painting. Feeling overwhelmed at times by all that I juggle on a daily basis. Something we all can relate to. Feeling overstimulated by technology. So much "connecting" can be too much at times. I recently took Facebook and Twitter and all of that stuff off my phone and have been spending less time on the computer in general. There are times when I find myself with a rare chunk of time to myself and it's so easy to get sucked into the computer, but I would much rather be doing something else and actually NEED to be doing something else. Although it is fun to browse around and it is wonderful to connect with people, friends and family all over the world. It's all about balance.
The other thing too that I have been thinking about is that whole "cup half full/half empty" argument. For some reason I think of bowls differently. I don't want my bowl to be full all the time, I want it to be empty, open, ready to receive.
Speaking of full, my encaustic workshop that I will be teaching this Saturday at Perfical Sense Studio in Evanston is full again! I really enjoy sharing the things that I have learned in my own practice and am looking foward to this workshop.