So I got my first completed ceramic piece back last night. It’s, um, kind of hideous. I’m not going to post photos here. Sorry.
I have this devious idea to save all of my failings up until Christmas, and then give them away as “heartfelt,” “handmade” gifts just to see how people react to them… I would write little notes like this with each one:
I made this chalice especially for you because I know how much you like to drink. After much deliberation, a few trial runs, and some failed attempts, I finally came up with a design that fits your style perfectly, and I’m sure you’ll love it. I can’t wait to stop by again so I can see it in use. Don’t worry, I’m pretty sure the glaze was marked “food-safe.”
Etcetera. They’re that bad. I’m sure I can get better, but probably not better enough to make Christmas gifts for 2008.
My eyelid has twitched for two days now. Possible reasons:
- Fatigue (but I slept so much last night!)
- Nerve gas in the gallery (my temporary workspace while my regular spot is being remodeled (and, sadly, not in an exciting-new-good way)), possibly coming through the ventilation system as part of an attack on art, art librarians, and most specifically, those who deal with visual resources.
- My great-grandmother had this twitch, and every time I have a twitch of some sort, I’m pretty sure it’s just “my time” to develop a facial twitch of my own. It’s a little bit terrifying. I wonder if modern medicine has some way of alleviating permanent twitches… Like with the current one — could they somehow quiet the nerve without disfiguring my face? If I had to choose between constant eyelid twitching (that only I would notice, for the most part) and permanent eyelid disfigurement (that everyone else would notice), what would I choose? Probably disfigurement. Tough choices, though.