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The universe in a simple bowl

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I went to visit the cleveland museum of art on Friday and saw so many amazing things I wanted to share.  I love the concept of this bowl, male and female joined with the universe between them, an offering to each other, this beautiful space carved out of two becoming one. 

Peace

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working on this theory

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Not everything is lost.

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Yesterday was a tough day for me and I am feeling quite down, but then I remembered this essay below that I had read a few days ago.... I thought I would share it.  Somebody else's beautiful story, but a sentiment I share none the less even on a very bad day.


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heart to heart

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The Joni Mitchell Interview

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Working with my hands gives me the opportunity to do something else with my mind while I'm working and while often I like silence, a good audio book, or long delicious conversation, this week I was also listening to music.  Predominently Joni Mitchell who I was introduced to in college by my roommate who played her albums and sang with them.  My way of experiencing music at that time was primitive. I would listen over and over again to an album taking it in like breath through the sounds of the music rather than the content of the lyrics.  I have strong auditory memories of her music, but not really what she was talking about.  I've been revisiting her melodies and lyrics lately, and experiencing them much more deeply and differently than I would have back then, because of time and life experience.  Some are incredibly sad, she seems so very exposed, poetic, and articulate in her sadness.  I found an interesting CBC interview of her that is quite long, but great.   Give it a …

Happy Friday to you!

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Today!!!!! Surface Pleasures at Trax Gallery Jenny Mendes and Scott Parady

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Buncheong(ceramic) 분청사기, Constancy & Change in Korean Traditional Craft ...

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in the sky

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The Little Girl Giant

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I know I've shared this before, but I often
want to remind myself how important it is to be open to the awe
of something you might not have had the capacity to imagine until it greets you.  Have a great week!


Melissa Castrillon

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Daria Petrilli

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spin and fall

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First snow

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Some stuff I've been working on

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Michael Kline & Nick Joerling - Sawdust & Dirt Podcast!!

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This is part one.. I thought it was really great, and I highly recommend  listing to this interesting conversation between two potters and friends that I admire.  The conversation flowed into all kinds of different topics, always circling back to clay... I even took a few notes on things I wanted to remember...  Maybe I especially enjoyed listening because I know both people, so the conversation was full of personal nuance that I then witnessed on a new stage.... Or maybe you don't need to know either of them to be eagerly awaiting part 2.  I'm going to listen to that now, but you can start here and I hope you will enjoy it:  
http://sawdustanddirt.libsyn.com/episode-4-nick-joerling-on-the-sawdust-and-dirt-podcast-part-1
I know I will be listening to more of Michael's podcasts in the future after having my first taste
.. it was the perfect thing to listen to while I was working today.







Mirka Mora

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come with me

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Sunday thought

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Jana Brike

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Deeply touched by a painting, and then words, and then again the painting.  Sharing this: her story and painting.

For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love

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you are my home

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Igor Mitoraj

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Somewhere in Pennsylvania

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