I am a frustrated artist and pottery is my medium. It is a beautiful melding of the four elements (earth, water, air and fire) to create objects of art, practical and/or ornamental. My frustration lies only in that I cannot work in what I love all the time. Some day … Some day …. maybe soon, if God permits.
My other mediums are fiber and paper. My challenge is to pull together the aesthetics of art and my love for the process (the craft side). I would like to work to balance being a crafts woman and an artist. Not compromising technique for the emotional aspect of art, nor compromising expression for strictly utilitarian.
Despite my title of “frustrated artist”, I keep looking at my life and while it is not perfect and I am not exactly where I want to be, I still see the great kindness of my Lord in my life and I ask “Why me?”. Even above that, I especially wonder “Why me?”, when I think that God has brought me into his family, allowing me to have eternal life, which no one deserves. To him, I am completely indebted.
My family is very important to me. My mother is my dearest friend. Our relationship has changed a lot, as she moves closer to her eternal home, but she still is my dear, dear friend and mother. She has been an awesome example of giving and loving at her own expense.
I am very happily married for over 20 years. It doesn’t seem that long ago and every year gets better.
You can learn more about me and my favorite things over at www.multifarious.fircreations.com.