Yep, times, they are-a changing! People only have so much time for social media sites, and so PCC has gone by the wayside, but it is a terrible shame! We used to have such a blast here. For me, Jackie Sieben, I am still living in the same place, but my daughter's death 2.5 years ago, and the subsequent loss of her 3 children to the evil husband has sent my life into such a bad place for so long! I had no idea recovery, as it is, would take so long and be so difficult at the time of her death. But losing 4 people who you were so close to really does take some mental work to find out how to deal with. I'm thinking that things are getting much better, somehow. You just learn a new way of living and try not to think of these people who you love so much too often. It's too hard if you dwell on it.
Actually, even though I've had a few false starts in these hard years, I do feel like thinks are finally turning around. I can actually focus while I'm in my studio, and I've been creating new canes... not too many that I'm super pleased with but I am learning some new techniques. This week I will be putting away the canes to do some gift making which I'm looking forward to, although it's hard to remember the clay techniques that were second nature 3 years ago!
Plus, people have really moved along with new ideas, it's so great, but I'm not aware of them all since I wasn't paying attention. I would love to learn some new stuff, that would be good for me.
That's my story! It's nice to see my old friends here. I did just find out that the Claypen Art website from the Discussions from the Claypen chat that I hosted here at PCC for 8 years has closed down and we cannot access the photos any longer, so I'm not too pleased about that. Stephen, I know you offered! I just didn't know how to think at that time, and I guess we missed our chance to move the photos over here to PCC. Sorry about that, but if you knew the turmoil - I couldn't hardly decide what to cook for dinner for a couple of years. :( Oh well.
P.S. I love Thing a Day every February, and I'm looking forward to it again next year.
Remember we used to do the game with the most posts in a month? That might be a fun thing to try again. It used to get really crazy the last couple of days, haha!