Helena on sun 8 apr 01
seeing all of these post NCECA posts, I... feel... ... lonely?...
.... just trying to type this I'm sitting here blushing. uh... I've been a
lurker for...4 no 5 years. I get so much out of Clayart. I love this
group. But, I'm too shy to post anything usually. I feel like I'm a
poser... a wannabe. I went to NCECA this year and had a wonderful time. I
learned tons! I even appeared briefly in the Clayart room. It was rather
overwhelming. I had Vince and Russel sightings while I was there, and I met
Carla. It was a little hard to see the other name tags though, as I was
hiding behind a potted plant.
I finally worked up the nerve to approach some other potters from my region
that I spotted in Charlotte, only because I've been running across them at
fairs, shows, renaissance festivals and other functions for... oh... ten
years. Finally, this year, I said "We've seen eachother so often but we
don't know eachother; could I buy you a beer?" (You two know who you are.)
I don't know why I'm so shy with the clay community. Really, I'm
intelligent and a talented potter. Actually, a rather well rounded artist
in general. But... well... I just clam up around other artists! I can't
figure it out. I haven't found my own style yet... I'm still experimenting.
And I went back to being a part-time potter for now but I've been doing this
for a while. I was in Columbus two years ago. In fact, prior to that, I
studied there with Mary Jo and Rebecca and I studied with Joe Molinaro for a
few years before that at EKU. I feel that I have a lot to contribute to the
Clayart / clay community... but I have a hard time speaking up. It's really
more performance art than you self-assured people realize.
Anyway... I'm rambling and you all don't want a novel, but, I'm going to
Kansas City next year and, if you see a brown-haired woman behind a potted
plant, please, draw me out. I'd love to get to know some of you better.
Marcia Selsor on mon 9 apr 01
I'll be looking for you in Kansas City. Hope to buy you a beer! Warm up
to this lovely crowd.
Marcia in Montana
> seeing all of these post NCECA posts, I... feel... ... lonely?...
> Anyway... I'm rambling and you all don't want a novel, but, I'm going to
> Kansas City next year and, if you see a brown-haired woman behind a potted
> plant, please, draw me out. I'd love to get to know some of you better.
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