Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Running on Empty


This mailbox is filled with "Return To Sender" letters, all to the same person (if I remember right). It is made of clay and so are the letters, they look very realistic. I took this at CCACA last May.

Running on empty. That's me. Time for fuel.

sit back, stop pushing so hard, smell the ocean(?), read, write, pay the bills, no, no not that. Just remember the good and learn from the less than good. This fully loaded kiln ready to fire is eye candy for me!



I haven't taken any pictures for a while so I'm posting some that I like from the past.

I'm thinking about going to Washington DC next summer. Looking at flights, looking at hotels, making copies of ideas for this trip for others that may be interested in coming along.

Summer is pretty wretched there, I remember living really, really close to the Mississippi River just off the Great River Road for more than one summer and that was wretched, can it be worse than that? Ugh, or what about Mt. Pleasant, S.C.? Oh, the humidity and the bugs!

My sister has been searching for the perfect place to live. She and her husband have been retired for quite some time and started this search, I'm interested to hear what they finally decide!! I love it here on my little edge of the world but it has its drawbacks too. It may just be time to go to the woods, if only I could remember how to get there.

5 comments:

Jess Mendez said...

Hi how are you?

I was looking through your blog, and I found it interesting, and inspiring to me, so I thought why not leave you a comment.

I too have a blog that I use out of Southern California here in San Diego.

Mostly it is a collection of artistic expression, and I have many friends with the same interests, maybe you can become my friend, and follow, and I can also follow you, if that is okay.

Well I hope to hear from you soon, and or read about you….LOL

Sincerely,
Jesse

sheilabythebeach said...

Sure Jesse, I'll pop in and say hi and see what you are doing! Thanks for stopping by; visitors welcome.

Life Looms Large said...

All of that work in the kiln - awesome!

The clay mailbox and letters are really cool. This morning I enlarged the photo and thought the letters must have been from an antique shop or something. I had no idea they were made of clay, even though the post clearly says they were. (I wasn't awake yet....that's my excuse!)

I get in that tired mode sometimes. (I'm practically there today actually.) One thing that really helps me a lot is to just take a day off from everything that is not enjoyable for me. Everything. At the start of a day like that, I never believe that it will make a difference, but I'm always reinvigorated by the end of the day.

Interesting musings about places to visit/live. I'll be interested to see what happens!

Sue

sheilabythebeach said...

Just when I quit trying inspiration comes at the most unexpected times! We are SUPPOSED to rest aren't we?! Our minds too!

bspinner said...

I LOVE the mail box and letters. I would have never guessed it was a piece of pottery. Looks like you've been very very busy and in need of a day off.