I was glancing through back issues of Clay Times and came across an interview Lana Wilson did in the July 2008 issue with Annie Chrietzberg. Annie talks about her own "Ceramic Lifestyle," making no apologies for her diverse life in clay - as an artist, teacher, writer and part-time employee at a tea shop. All of it combined to make her life in clay possible while still putting food on the table.
That's my story as well. I wear several hats and have felt at times like a quick-change artist, going from my professional life in marketing and PR/design to dancing around my studio covered with clay dust. In between the two worlds, I get to walk my dog along beautiful coastal trails twice a day if I'm lucky.
And I am lucky. I am blessed (so far!) with a great deal of energy and love all aspects of my life. It hasn't always been this good, but it sure is particularly awesome now.
So, I'll not whine this afternoon when I need to "suit up" and drive the 3 hours for client meetings over in the valley. I'll have the marketing career "hat" on through Thursday morning but will be back in the studio by Thursday afternoon. This dual-career path gives me the freedom to create whatever I want in the studio and I'm not tied into what sells well. Although I do really enjoy it when someone honors me with a purchase!
ALSO - a big shout-out to all of those who gave me camera recommendations from my earlier post. Very helpful! Thank you! Thank you!