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My other blog

I recently wrote a post called  Fall projects for my ceramic art blog.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall projects

{Image borrowed from Raw Foods Rehab}

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What’s happenin’

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My workspace

I’m back! Briefly –haha.  Much has happened since the summer. I’ll do my best to recap. Here it goes…

1. In August, we enrolled our son in a private school and he didn’t like it. It appears homeschoolers just can’t hack 12+ hour days of the drudge of traditional school life.  In fact, he missed having a life.  Yes, a 13-year-old can have a life outside of school, I guess.  There was no sense in paying a tuition when your child is miserable.  So, we went back to homeschooling.  He was there for only a couple of weeks. I suppose when you know something is wrong for you, it doesn’t take you long to figure it out.

2. During the summer months, I prepared a lengthy application to request a grant from my local arts council for a ceramic kiln.  In October, they finally notified me with their decision to not fund me the grant. Poo. 😦 Sure, I was disappointed, but life is full of disappointments.  So, I moved forward.  I found another great pottery studio to work in.  I’m excited to have a whole new experience in a new location.

3.  Yoga is a new passion of mine.  I practice it at a studio four times a week, and I. LOVE. IT.  Enough said. 🙂

4. Lastly, I will spill a little secret. I am a HUGE Dinosaur Jr. fan, and have forever adored J Mascis.  I had not seen them in concert since October 21, 1994, so I was super psyched to finally attend a concert after 18 years. They really rock!  If you are interested in seeing the performance I recorded and/or my photographs, feel free to click on the following links.

Dinosaur Jr. performing “The Lung” live.

Pics of the concert on Flickr.

And yes, I was the ONLY 40+ year-old woman at the stage!  I didn’t care.  I deserved it. 🙂

I miss my blogging friends.  I hope everyone is well.  I’ll try to check out everyone’s blog soon.

Now, back to juggling my life.  See ya’!

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Happy summer!

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I hope everyone is having a great summer. It sure has been a while since I wrote a post. Apologies as usual. 🙂

So much is changing here. The biggest change is my son will start a private school in late August. The life of a home schooled middle schooler (and only child-at that) is kinda lonely…

What have I been up to? Well, I spent the past few months working on a grant proposal to request an art grant through my local arts council. Composing four narratives made me never want to write again! But I miss blogging, there just hasn’t been any time for it.

With my son going to school, that means I will soon enter the working world. Yikes! After homeschooling for nearly eight years…and having only two part-time jobs during thirteen years of being a stay-at-home mom…need I say more?

In addition to all of these changes, I am still working on my ceramic art. I’ll update my art website soon with some recent work. Here’s a preview of a line of functional pottery I’m developing–wine plates!

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By the way, writing a post from my phone is sooo much easier than from my laptop. Hope it looks decent, too.

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My new ceramic art blog

I finally launched my new ceramic art blog.  It is simply called  Tammy Privette – ceramic artist.   

Please check it out and click  “Follow” to subscribe and received notifications on new posts.  I will update it as I complete new projects.  

Thanks in advance!

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The bucket list

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A bucket list.

What exactly is a bucket list, anyway?  Basically, it’s a list of things you want to do before you die or “kick the bucket.” How many people actually sit down to compose such a thing?  Maybe there are people who live out their “bucket list” daily just by doing everything they want to do, regardless.

I admire those types of people. 

There are many things I would like to do or achieve at some point in my life. I know I’m not getting any younger, but most of my interests involve physical achievements.  My mind is there, but I need to be motivated more to get my body on board.

What if I wrote a bucket list?

I think I’ll give it a try.

Tammy’s bucket list:

1. Run a marathon.  I’m the one who reads a copy of Runner’s World magazine at the doctor’s office.  I’m not a runner; although, I’d like to be.  I almost started training back during the summer.  Instead of buying a good pair of running shoes, I invested in a month to work in a pottery studio – no regrets there.  I have always admired those “13.1” stickers on the backs of peoples cars.  Anyone can be dishonest and stick one on their car,  I want to earn mine.

2. Go on a bike tour.   I envy the cyclists I pass on the road.  They are normally out on beautiful, sunny days.  I think, “I should be doing that, not going to the grocery store.”  I want to gear up and hop on an aluminum frame bike and go where they are going.

3. Swim like an Olympian.  Okay, maybe not swim that well, but I would love to have more endurance.  I love to watch swimmers glide through the water and make it look effortless.  My swimming ability is mediocre, but I think I could survive and not drown if I were in that situation.  I was never taught how to dive, either.  Is it too late for a 40 year old to learn to dive?

4.  Travel and backpack throughout parts of Europe.  I knew a mother and daughter who did that, and it sounded like such an amazing adventure.  They rode trains, stayed in cheap lofts and cooked their daily rations in their kitchenette.   They were able to experience more by living simply (eating mostly beans) and sticking to the rural country areas, rather than the busy touristy cities.  Wow!  I could definitely do that!

5.  Visit the caves in Lascaux, France.  The caves are famous for their paleolithic cave paintings.  My ceramics professor visited those caves in the early 90’s.  After he returned, he was a changed man.  He even had his license plate personalized with the word “LASCAUX”.  I admired my ceramics professor so much. I think if I visited the Lascaux caves, I would have a life altering experience, as well.  Doesn’t everyone desire something monumental in their life?

So, there you have it – my bucket list. My dreams to be challenge physically, travel through Europe, and experience something life changing.

How I will go about pursuing any of this is beyond me, but at least I can say I now have a bucket list.

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