“Art Books, Chocolates, and Young Men”

I have been wrestling with my post for the last couple of days.  My head has been swirling with thoughts, ideas, to-do items, and what needs to be done.  With all of that swirling, I can’t seem to quiet my mind long enough to really concentrate on one topic.    This morning, I thought of Beatrice Wood.

Beatrice Wood

 

Several years ago, I read her book, “I Shock Myself”.   The one thing that I took away from it was that she proved you have a  “whole life” to accomplish the things that are important to you.  So, today, I am going to try to stay focused on two things:  glazing and loading a kiln and my husband’s birthday.  I am wondering if I can do this:  just two things today.

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Drawings by Beatrice

Beatrice Wood Pot

Ceramic teapot by Beatrice Wood

Beatrice was an amazing woman who came from privilege.  She chose to be unconventional and found  her own way in the world, much to the dismay of her mother.   In reading “I Shock Myself”, I took away that she had a very curious mind, loved life, and was open to new ideas.   At the age of 103, she wrote to a friend saying, “I hang on to the statement of scientists that there is no time.  Therefore, join me in telling everyone you are thirty-two.  This allows me to go after young men and plan grabbing husbands from my girlfriends.  Choosing to live in the timeless, I am now at the easiest and happiest time of my life”

I hope that I live that long and still enjoy my life.  I guess I will just have to make it happen.  Have a productive day.  Me – I am only going to do two things.

Video of Beatrice Wood