A week ago today, I set out on foot in the beautiful Autumn-like morning weather and headed downtown for a pottery class that I signed up for through the Library. Yes, a pottery class! Something I've heard people do, something I've never done before but thought, "Why not?!"
While I was getting ready to leave, I realized I was actually nervous (really nervous) and laughed out loud at myself. "Come on! It's a pottery class, what are you nervous about?!" But, I don't do things like this. Do I? A pottery class? Me? What's the point? (Aside from supporting a newly revamped Library/Friends Of The Library program). I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb amongst my bookclub gals. Most have children. I do not. Most are healthy. I am not. Most are of better financial means... Ack.
Seriously, only I can over think a multitude of nonsense getting ready for a pottery class!
There was nothing to be nervous about (as usual) and I had a great time! Lots of laughter & chatter.
|After a 'field trip' for foliage, etc & after we got our clay ready, we set to pressing into the clay.|
|Chatting about our creations & all manner of things.|
|Getting ready to prepare our next pieces of clay, the 2 smaller pieces.|
|Creating my 'large' piece.|
|My 3 pieces, left to right (accidentally cropped off part of the 3rd); can't wait to see them after firing/glazing!|
|Cleaning up after painting parts of our creations.|
|Everyone's pieces were left to set, then they will be fired & glazed for us, ready for pickup next week!|
After we finished up, a friend & I went to the diner for lunch and had a good, long over due chat. I went down to my favorite spot to sit a while at the harbor beach. (Photos to come!) Such a peaceful spot. Wind, ocean waves coming in, seagulls. (happy sigh)
It turned into such a great day! One I will be thankful for for many moons to come, especially after such a rough August. Each of my pottery creations will be a lovely reminder of this good day, which will help me through the bad.
What have you done lately that was out of your comfort zone?