I am still alive – what I’ve been up to

Hello all!

Lately I’ve been struggling with my blog, wondering what is the point and what I actually wanted it to be. Working as a full-time elementary music teacher, teaching flute lessons after school, and doing countless band clinics makes me one very tired person. I was starting to feel stressed out by this little blog and I think I forgot why I even started it in the first place.

I started my blog last summer because I felt like I needed something creative to do and I love telling stories. So I decided I would just make a blog about my life, sharing what I’m up to, funny stories, great deals (I LOVE bargain shopping), and other random things! Throughout the past few months, I’ve been asking myself “what is my blog about?” and “what is the purpose?”

But you know what?

to hell with all that

I really enjoy writing about whatever I feel like on that particular day. So I wanted to say thank you to my lovely small readers, here at this blog you’ll find something different every post. It might be the best sale this weekend, maybe the weird things my students say or an embarrassing thing that happened this week.

In writing this, I’m going to take the pressure off trying to find the exact purpose of this little space.

What have I been up to?

Well besides teaching the minds of the future; I accidentally threw clay on this guy next to me in my pottery class last week. It was pretty exciting for him I think.

I’ve been taking pottery since the summer. It’s always been on my list of life experiences and after my mom died I knew I had to continue with some sort of art. For those of you that don’t know, my mom was an artist and we had art supplies next to the couch at all times because we were always working on some project.

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A lion from my Mom with colored pencils and acrylic.

Pottery has turned out to be a great passion and I look forward to going each week. I find myself spending more time each week at the studio.

I mean.. we literally get to play with fire. Right now I’m in the process of making a lid for a vintage butter crock we own.

I’m by no means an expert and this is a pretty messy hobby. Usually I don’t throw things at people though.

I went to lab time on Saturday to make a few mugs and I set up my things at a wheel next to a very accomplished older potter. In the time it took me to get my things set up, he had already thrown three perfect bowls.

Whatever, I like to take my time anyways

If you know anything about potter wheels (or if you know nothing at all), you probably know that they spin pretty fast and it’s not the best idea to place things on the wheel and then just turn the wheel on super fast. That day I decided it would be a good idea to put my water bowl, my wet clay and several tools on the wheel while I adjusted my seat. Then I turned the wheel on and who knew that the foot pedal was accidentally stuck down (on the highest speed).

All I could do was watch (and get dirty) as all my water and supplies sprayed all over the man next to me. I didn’t even know what to say to the poor man, I just stared at him for a long time.

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Most likely with this face.

And then I freaked out and basically screamed at him to forgive me until he just started laughing and told me to always check before I turn the wheel on.

I can only hope that I never see this man again.

Interesting note from pottery, this woman is throwing horse hair on her very hot vase. Smelled awful but looked amazing!

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You go girl.

Anyways, I’ve missed you and I hope to post more now that the days are getting longer 🙂

If you took the time to read that entire post, I thank you for listening to my random thoughts.

I hope that this week brings you as much happiness as these two.

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Although.. are they fighting? Who knows.

– Sierra

Have you followed my Facebook? You get to see my cats there.

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