I won't be doing much in the way of claying this week, since I will be busy packing for the NWPCG annual retreat coming this weekend. It is always a challenge to decide what to take. I know from past experience that I will always forget something that I need. And one of my guildees will be doing a technique that I just have to try, and of course, I will not have a necessary component.
I look forward to Clay Camp every year. It is a spicy soup mix of creativity. Yummy Soup!!! It is always so refreshing to remove from the city and be surrounded by nature AND like minded artists. The old muse really gets woken from the long winter nap and is kick started into high gear.
And to top it off, the Saturday evening festivities are so much fun. We have a brown bag gift exchange and a fund raising event for our scholarship fund. These are anything but boring. Last year I think 3 people got the old green clay extruders in their brown bags....since the new turn handle had just come out!
And also this week is our annual staff awards. I am being honored (among others - I am not THAT special) for 20 years service to the organization. I can't believe how fast the time has flown by!