Saturday, March 13, 2010
Spring To Life
Happily, we received rain this morning... the second good downpour after over a couple of months of very hot and driest weather in recent memory.
As excited for us to receive the rain, it is even exciting for me to anticipate the brilliant show of colours bursting wherever I go when the flowers on the trees and shrubs bloom. A phenomenon usually seen when there is suddenly a heavy downpour after a long drought... a survival mode triggered where trees ensure their species continuation.
Something I am associating with... pottery.
Yes, Wifey went off this morning to her pottery class at Sonny's school. She has been attending this class for several months now and has made lots of progress with her pottery-making skills.
She brings her work home where she lets me help and give ideas on the many things that she can add to the piece she currently works on. Her first piece was the start of my intrigue rather than interest in pottery-making.
She is currently doing her third project. A bowl with more flower motifs.
Only after I painted it that she can bring it back to school to be baked in the kiln.
This morning, she placed the plate, together with the colour pallet and special water-pen brush on my iMac desk asking me to start painting before she left for her class at 10:30AM.
I started reluctantly at first but eventually got into the "grove" of things and ended up completing the whole plate in the span of 3 hours... stopping only to eat lunch with Sonny before continuing again.
Wifey came back 2 hours later than usual because she and her PSG friends had to wait out the rain at school before heading home.
From her reaction, she was pleasantly surprised to find that I have completed colouring my plate. She likes my work.
Instead of selling it to a willing buyer once completed, we intend to buy it for ourselves as a memento of my first pottery work as she had bought her first work, a pencil holder.
Wifey proudly announced.