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komos From: komos Date: August 20th, 2003 08:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I hate it when I torque a hump right off the wheel head

(That sounds dirty...)

Trust me, I don't expect perfection or even predictable results. I just don't like feeling like so much of a spectator after being that close to the piece through every other step of the process. And even that feeling isn't consistent. I just had an off-night, and that being the case, I ran with that energy and experienced it fully.

I've said this to others before you... if there's something you think you'd like, just let me know and I'll see what I can put together. I'll add it to the list.

The food was tasty, even though there was no cold soup. And you'll be happy to know that Kim brought pizza.

skipalways From: skipalways Date: August 20th, 2003 09:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I hate it when I torque a hump right off the wheel head

That Kim, she's a good one. So how long do you toss a pizza in a kiln for?

Learn to embrace that spectator thing. Don't think of it as giving something up, but that you're watching something you created grow. You've done your bit and now it's its turn.

I could draw some parallels (sp) but I haven't chatted in depth with you in a bit, so I wouldn't want to miss the mark ... espcially in a public forum such as this.
komos From: komos Date: August 20th, 2003 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I hate it when I torque a hump right off the wheel head

She got it at a joint across the way. Didn't go anywhere near the kiln (which I think would probably have turned 'golden and melty' into a rigid black discus.

I think I need to go somewhere where I can be more involved in the process. And I need to get my head more into 'letting go.' It's ironic that I'm better able to do that when I am more focused and centered.



skipalways From: skipalways Date: August 20th, 2003 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I hate it when I torque a hump right off the wheel head

Well if the kiln did ever kill a pizza you could probably glaze it all sorts of colors and create a new art form.

As to the letting go thing, well of course you can do it easier when you're more focused and centered. It's at that time when we're okay with ourselves and more giving. It's that black pit of unfocusedness that we get all clingy and don't wanna give anything up. I think this is a universal truth of all creators.

My buddy's been writing a novel for two years now (and he's almost done) but he gets so unfocused that he doesn't wanna share or talk about it. When he's on his game though we all get a delightful insight on this fantastic project of his.

I think the key is just not caring. I don't mean you should become a coldhearted bastard, but if you care too much it's like hugging that cute fluffy bunny till it's dead.

Of course I've had nothing to do this past week so all sorts of thoughts are flowing out all disjointed, so it could be that you should just ignore me :D
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