Sunday, November 7, 2010

i'm having my cake . . .

and eating it TOO . . . well, starting on january 1, 2011. i have decided to go on a 'custom order hiatus' . . . it's actually more like a 'creative sabbatical.' i find that MOST of my time in the studio is spent filling custom orders. and though i do love making things for people that they actually want, my creative soul is not being fed and i feel like a machine making the same things over and over and over again. this is starting to make me feel resentful, dissatisfied, and dead inside ! SO, what this means is that (with the exception of a few items) i will no longer be taking custom orders or new wholesale accounts (starting in 2011). i plan to be on this sabbatical for 3 months, or forever . . . though i will continue selling wares on my online store. hopefully you will begin to see some new items appearing there.

i am SO looking forward to being creative again, making non functional sculptural work, working on the wheel, making really BIG things, taking classes, painting, wandering the streets, eating more cake, etc . . . below is my custom order binder from the past few months. looking at it everyday gives me a big stomach ache. i can't wait for my INBOX to be EMPTY !



9 comments:

ang said...

brilliant be extremely disciplined about that cake eating then:)) enjoy your time out!!

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Ahhh, setting boundaries~ What an amazingly, healthy thing to do for yourself!!
:)

JosieJurczenia said...

This is so exciting. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

rae dunn. said...

thanks girls. i'm learning the art of saying "NO" !

carole epp said...

congrats, it will be creative time well deserved! enjoy every minute and please share the adventure with us.

shoppingsmycardio said...

congratulations :)

and by the way, i absolutely love the cake drawing and the wise words below it. wish i could print it out and put it on my wall to remind me to do the same!

Kathryn said...

Wow, that binder looks positively scary to me! Hats off to you for making that decision. I can't wait to see all the creative ideas you will be making in 2011, because 2010 has been amazing!

Natalie Thiele said...

Wow, what a breakthrough! Good for you!

JUDI TAVILL said...

go girl. get your creative on!