Hibernating, Not

It may seem as if I am hibernating after the holidays.

Goodness knows, I certainly feel as if I could!

January and February are quickly becoming my favorite months of the year;  a respite from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

A time to relax and rejuvenate – change of pace.

It may look as if there is not much going on.

I’m certainly not on the back porch throwing things because, well, it’s WINTER!

My “To Do” list is long, however, in anticipation of spring.

One of the items on my “To Do” is to find out why  pin holing is occurring in my latest glaze firings.

Pin holes look as if you took a pin and poked through the glaze leaving tiny little holes!

Pin holes appear for a number of reasons resulting in heart wrenchingly useless  pottery pieces.

So, my goal this month and next is to go back through all my notes of glazing and firing to try to discover WHY this is happening which will require a lot of reading.

Good thing I take notes!

Don’t get me wrong, I love reading!

January and February are the prefect time for me to do just that!

I also plan to take a pottery class after not having one in over ten years!

Because my pottery wheel is put away for the winter, I thought taking a hand building class would be beneficial in keeping my hands in the mud over the winter.

Not to mention  the pottery class could be another source for finding out WHY pin holes have appeared lately.

So, here is to a more relaxing season to refresh and rejuvenate and find some answers!

I think winter is the season for introverts. It’s the time of year when Mother Nature begs us to slow down and curl up. The world around us seems to take a collective breath. Winter is a good time for reflection. It feels like the only time of year when humanity says it’s okay to hole away at home. 

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