Thursday, 10 May 2012

thinking and hoping

Thyme...or Time.

Anniversaries rushing in, making one sit and think.   It feels like yesterday, but also like ten years.
Yesterday a year ago, My Man chose to go into hospital.   At least it was a positive decision that he made himself.    It was funny peculiar weather then too.

I worked all day by myself in the workshop near Abergavenny, going in for breaks and cuppas!

I worked in silence apart from the quiet running of the kick wheel as I turned then handled mugs.   The blackbirds were shouting loudly outside, so I knew that the rain tapping on the roof was only showers, until mid-afternoon when they fell quiet..and the rain fell steadily.

I've mislaid...probably lost....my drawing book.....two and a half year's work.

Perhaps it is a sign of new beginnings, as there are some shoots of hope peeking through.
     I've just opened a new drawing book......






New techniques are certainly a challenge. 

I must "go with the flow" more and stop trying too hard in everything I do.
When you relax and get on with it life is much better.  It scares other people less too!!

The rain has eased off a little this morning, but everything is exceedingly wet and I can only just see the wooded slopes of Cefn Rhyswg from my window.

Time to drink the rest of my coffee then go out to my workshop.
There are jars that need turning and knobs and handles....perhaps a dragon or two...
I've had an idea for a one-person  teapot shape, not made one in years .
There is also a lantern shelter to be made from Crank clay....the idea is nearly there.

I can sit and work and think and hope....and smile.

13 comments:

The Cranky Crone, she lives alone! said...

My thoughts are with you, I also see that when we just get on with things, it scares other people less........is that being a mother thing?
I just wish other people would stop scaring me!

The Barefoot Crofter said...

Sending love and strength to you . Hope to see you soon xx

Kath said...

I can imagine your work must be tremendously contemplative.

Andrea Ingram said...

Looking forward to seeing you too :-)

Cro Magnon said...

I suggest another coffee, and a few more chocolate digestives.

cookingwithgas said...

I am sending you good thoughts from the USA today.
It does get easier but never leaves you. Memories are good- be kind to yourself today and give yourself some time alone to remember.

Lois said...

New sketchbook, new ideas. Maybe the old one will be found when it's ready to be found. Be kind to yourself.

gz said...

Cro, what a marvellous idea. I haven't had a chocolate digestive in ages...dark chocolate of course!!

As far as I can work out, I didn't leave the book at the velodrome, where I last used it....it will turn up when it wants to, when the time is right.

Michèle Hastings said...

your are so right that your book will turn up when the time is right.
hugs.

Chris said...

I wish I could find that sketchbook for you. I'm always misplacing things in the office clutter and it drives me mad.

I always thought you 'went with the flow' anyway Gwynneth, from the way you write and the lovely work you do.

Gb.x

Janet said...

Very contemplative, even peaceful post. New ideas, new direction...

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Milestones like these are always hard but as you said...on to new beginnings...like the suggestion of cookies for healing, indeed!

red dirt girl said...

sending you hugs and xxx (better late than never :)