remember to breathe
today i finished trimming the last of the bowls for the barr street market. my hands are FINALLY starting to recall how to throw and because of this i feel a huge sense of relief. back when i starting throwing again i decided to focus on making bowls to get back into the swing of things. in the beginning it was disheartening to feel like i had lost my skills and that i wouldn't be as "good" as i once was. now it's nice to take a minute to sit back and recognize the journey i have been on for the past few years. i finally feel like i am sinking back into whole myself, the self that is authentic. this makes living much more enjoyable. sometimes when i throw i get so focused that i realize that i am holding my breath. for what? i do the same thing in yoga. ultimately, my breath always brings me back to the present. now i feel like i can move forward and start working on other forms and cranking out some polaroid transfers to work in symbiosis with my pottery.