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Three major events occurred for me last year (2010), all in the space of about 2 weeks. I turned 50. The following day I got married. Two weeks later, my oldest daughter became pregnant with her first child and my first grandchild.

Most middle-aged people will tell you that in their minds, they still feel 20 something. It's the same for me.

Wasn't it only yesterday that I was planning a night out with guys from the surf club? That gorgeous new perm. Flaired, cuffed denims and the red t-shirt with the off-the-shoulder frill. Corked platform wedgies. **sigh**

Suddenly I'm looking in the mirror and wondering how 30 years can flash by so damned quickly!

So here I am in cyberspace, sharing my genuine shock and horror with anyone who'll listen and maybe I'll even meet some other over 50s who find themselves in the same predicament!

Welcome to my dilemna!!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Behind the 8 Ball

Sadly, I've missed the last two art classes, so I am way behind everybody else and have a lot of catching up to do.

The other beautiful sculptures have evolved into amazing characters and I am envious that I don't have the time to develop my own bust's character in the same way.

Today, I had to split my head in half, scrape the clay from inside the skull, punch holes into it, rejoin the head, create ears and then begin adding the hair. I decided on dreadlocks, which are tricky because they can easily snap off in the firing process. I had to punch little holes into each dreadlock and then partially refill them. This could be my downfall.

I hope that by next week, this will begin to look more impressive and have more character. The others have Peter Pan, an African Woman and an amazing Witch. They are all fabulous!

We were working/playing for more than three hours and not one of us looked at our watch. We could easily have stayed there all day. Eight hours of clay work would have suited all of us very well. It's very therapeutic.

I love it.

The remainder of my day was spent watching the first two series of Grace and Frankie (third time for me) with Adoring Husband, who had not watched any of it prior to today. I guess series 3 will be tomorrow!

It's been a good day.

It's midnight.

Bed time for me.

Nite all.

PS Have a happy Sunday!

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