Where'd I go? I stepped off the wheel for a bit. Sometimes the studio feels like a strange machine, and I feel like the hamster.
So many little parts to make up the whole. I found myself approaching burnout, starting to succumb to the bug Orion had last week. So I made a wise decision to back off. Let other people handle some things, let the rest wait. Don't let me fool you into thinking I'm wise. I missed the wall by about three inches this time.
I spent some time thinking. It's easy to get caught up in the doing, isn't it? And forget about the thinking---that the thinking is the heart of what is to be done.
Because off the wheel is how the difficult work gets done, and the big decisions get made.
I'm going to spend a few days in my head and with my notebook, working out Strange Machines.
On that (Strange Machines) note:
If you enjoy working jigsaw puzzles, or know someone who does, I'm in need of several puzzles, all put together and glued, approximately 18" x 24". If you're interested, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Poppets will show up to thank you (and move in.)
Next time you feel yourself approaching burnout, stop. You think you can't, but you must. Your brain loves you. Love it back.