When I’m just sitting, I’m drawing pot shapes. I carry a sketchbook around with me, and sketch variations on forms. Sometimes I draw the same form over and over so I can expirament with decoration. One pot design stood out to me more than the others. It was a quick sketch, and it just appealed to me. I would have paid an experienced potter to make it for me. The more I looked at it over the next few days, the more I realized it was really just two bowls and some simple handles.
I didn’t sleep much at all last night. One of the the things going through my mind was that sketch. I had nothing on my calendar for today, so I decided to try to make that pot. It was worth a try.
I’ve been in my pajamas all day.
I’ve been doing a lot of things, but I haven’t left the house. I like days like this. I can devote my entire mind to creative thoughts. Sleeplessness isn’t so bad when I know I can take a nap anytime I want to.