Monday, November 10

Feel like I'm stuck in a jar

I've been not feeling very talkative lately. Life is a downer sometimes. I have no idea if I ever put this photo up before-I don't think I did. From one of my last firings. Let's see, what's going on with me? I recently got older. Some friends threw me an impromptu party which was really nice and a lot of fun. I got a little hammered. I had to have Adam come pick me up after work. I think he was actually in bed by then. Oh well. At least I didn't drive. What else? I'll be going on a trip in about a month. Going to visit the old man. I'll be gone for about 9 days. I need a break from my surroundings. The walls are closing in.


doug fitch said...

Poor you, you sound a bit flat, I hope you can click into a positive place soon, it's crap to feel like that. We've had this conversation before briefly, I know how it is, when things are low, everything's low - but when it's good it's good, so I hope good comes along very soon. I always think that pottery suits manic depression really well, with all it's excitements and pit-falls. Anyway, that's a lovely jar and your pots are being enjoyed all over the world, so that's something that might put a smile on your face. I like the way you divide your pots up into those panels.
Hope the hangover wasn't too bad - I can't take my booze these days, too much of a lightweight. Smile and keep smiling.

cookingwithgas said...

D- do you know you were the first person to post to my blog? Do you know the lifeline that felt like to me? Do you know how much it helped me to have you connect and cheer us on. I have enjoyed having you there, I have learned so much from you and your blog. Life is full of ups and downs- I hope we can all give you a lift up.
Age- a number- I somedays feel 30 something other days I feel every bit of my 50 something.
HUGS from NC- I think you are an ace of a person and that your pottery is on the edge of moving forward strongly.
Thinking of you-M

Judy Shreve said...

Deb - Happy Birthday! For me the time surrounding my birthday always makes me think of how I'm living my life.

And as artists we're always striving for more growth. But being in the middle of it, makes it hard for us to really see that growth. But to me -your work seems to be changing in leaps! Getting that vision into reality sometimes takes a frustrating long time -

Just remember that being at the bottom of that bio-rhythm cycle means your moving back to the top - life is just so cyclic.

Your work is fabulous - your not old yet. In fact as you gain more life experience, your pots will have more depth.

It will be good to get away to visit your dad. You'll come back energized & ready to work!

I'm rambling - but just want you to cheer up - and know that there are lots of folks who enjoy your blog & your work! said...

put on some layers and go for a ride.

Deborah Woods said...

You guys are awesome. Thank you so much for your concern. I don't mind getting older physically, It just makes me question if I'm doing what I want with my life. Something meaningful and real. I'll be fine eventually. I'm just in a funk.

Ben Stark said...

I second what everyone has said here! You are real inspiration to our little blog world and so helpful and, well, great! Your work is really getting to be something truly special, and I hope the light at the end of the tunnel comes very soon!

Happy Birthday!

Jen Mecca said...

The cupcake thing is so cool!
Cheer up! Getting old is a downer for females I think..who know why. Have fun getting out. Go for a walk, enjoy your favorite food, give you dogs a pat.
Cheers! Jen

cynthia said...

Oy vey - I think we've all been there at some time or another. Sometimes there's not a whole lot to do about it other than to ride the wave. This post is 10 days old, so I hope you're feeling better physically and mentally.

PS I like the new scheme.