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📅 Thought for today:
 
‘If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.’
 
— Anaïs Nin
 
#thoughtfortoday #pottery #writing #drawying #illustration #artist #creativity
 
One thing I’ve discovered during this step-back from work in August is the deeply held desire to be creative in lots of ways.
 
If you’ve read my words before you’ll know I write – not just the books I’m working on or these daily posts.
 
I also journal, write articles and keep notes.
 
Now with the new time and space I’ve created I’ve had a fabulous weekend trying pottery, and I am not finished on that.
 
I have also been dipping my toe back in drawing and illustration – something I once did every week.
 
I gave myself a booklist to read this month as well. Stephen King says that if you want to write you must read.
 
So I have a smörgåsbord of books – some work-related, some exploring and some novels.
 
I have come to the place in the list which contains Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way”.
 
I probably should have put that at the top of the list!
 
Meanwhile, here’s a picture of my pottery efforts. One day making seven pots, two of which I consigned to the scrap bucket and then half a day of fettling. They’ll be glazed and fired in the coming weeks and I’ll show you the end result when they’re done.

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