Tuesday, October 28, 2008


This time of year always leaves me a little overwhelmed. Packing orders, parenting, keeping house, getting ready for the final shows of the year, keeping production high in the studio.... it all gets to be a bit much.

And then there are those items that come out of the kiln that I don't want to let go. Usually I go ahead and list them and hope they go to a good home. But these bowls.... well, I'm not ready to let them go yet.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New Mugs for a New Era

I said I wouldn't be political on this blog, and I'm not.
The mugs just have something to say.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

What Happened to Compassion?

I haven't been a good blogger lately, but I have a good excuse. I've had a lot on my mind.

So.... I've been thinking about compassion. It seems that a lot of people are lacking it.

How do you get compassion? Is it only through hardship? Or does it come hand in hand with gratitude? Or is it an act of love? Or a combination of all of the above?

I suppose it is comforting to believe that we are blessed because we deserve it and others suffer because they deserve it, but I'm not comfortable putting others down in order to raise myself up.

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." The Dalai Lama.

That's my random, pre-coffee thought of the day.