Monday, 21 November 2011

Life of a stubborn ceramist …

Life of a stubborn ceramist without a car… I’ve just carried my work to the post office: a 10 minute walk, twice, and back, because I had two boxes to send. Heheh. My work is on its way to Manly!
Unfortunately I don’t think I’ll make it to any of the events related to the exhibition, so hopefully I’ll get to meet you all at another occasion in the not too distant future.

7 comments:

  1. Stubborn ceramicists are the only sort there are! :D Well done!

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  2. Good to know your work is on its way. Sorry we won't be seeing you tho'...

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  3. Dear Maria, I am so impressed by you without a car. I have been doing the same for long time, but I gave up. I really respect you that you must care about environment and lives simple life style.

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  4. Anne-Maria: I think you're absolutely right! But I've been told so often (or been told off!) by people how stubborn I am for not asking for help. Not an easy thing to do for me...

    Keiko: I do care about the environment but I have to be honest too. I never owned a car in Belgium because I didn't really need one. I was living in a city (Leuven, town of Stella Artois for beer-lovers!) and everything was either within walking distance or easily reachable by public transport. (I've been known to ride through town on my way to school, holding a large unfired bowl...) It is a lot harder living in country Victoria without a car, not just for work, but also if you want to have a healthy social life. So, hopefully I will be able to buy a car soon. But I still only want to use it when I really need it...

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  5. I'm guessing your work isn't the size of Charmain's Finley...
    I too went without a car living in London, but had to give in and get one after my second child. Buggy, two kids, shopping, bus......no way! But think of the money you're saving while you don't have one.
    Look forward to seeing your work, Maria.

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  6. No, my current work isn't the size of Charmain's. It used to be much bigger (than what it is now) though, and so much harder to store, pack and send. (and more expensive). I hope there will be some good photos of the exhibition so I get to see everyone else's work too!

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  7. I love the image in my head of you riding with a bowl in your hands Maria. In my mind it is like a waiter bringing drinks. :cool: I too use to walk heaps more when I lived in the city! Moved to the hills now so need a car all the time. :doh:

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