24, Dec 2023
Seasons Change ️ • Magali Vaz
One more rambling life replace.

It has been a short time since I final checked in right here. The climate has modified a bit, we have gone from lengthy, brilliant, scorching days to shorter, wet humid ones.

I have been maintaining fairly busy on a daily foundation – passing the time with hobbies at residence, in addition to engaged on some larger plans that scare & enthral me in equal measure.

Studio Hours

I am nonetheless engaged on my first ceramics assortment. Whereas I constructed many of the items at residence, issues opening up once more means I may go to a studio once more, for the primary time since March! I’ve discovered a brand new place to follow; it is a lot bigger than my earlier studio & very properly outfitted. I’ve visited a few instances already to get my items fired. It has been enjoyable to decorate up for studio visits; denim dungarees have turn out to be my go-to, & I maintain equipment to the minimal – enjoyable earrings & pinky rings, with a roomy canvas tote to hold provides. The studio is midway throughout city so it is enjoyable to take little walks there earlier than getting in a cab to go again residence.

Jungalow Vibes

I normally resent the wet season because of the dullness & excessive humidity that come together with it. However this 12 months I’ve discovered myself fairly having fun with the season & I do know that the vegetation are a bit a part of the explanation why. A number of my vegetation have tripled their development price & I’ve even needed to hassle one which rapidly outgrew it is pot. I reduce a number of of my vegetation down & determined to propagate them so I may share the houseplant love with associates & household. I can’t describe the enjoyment I get from seeing a brand new leaf unfurl – it actually by no means will get outdated.

Homesteading

I’ve all the time thought-about myself a homebody – much more so after I obtained cats. However within the final two years I’ve actually stunned myself with how I can maintain busy & fulfilled at residence. A few weeks in the past I attempted my palms at a easy mango pickle (my first!) & my solely remorse was that I missed most of this 12 months’s pickling season – I am gonna be on it for certain come 2022!

I did beforehand allude to rising onions however sadly, it did not work out. They obtained all squishy earlier than I may switch them to a pot, so I am gonna need to attempt once more later.

Studying New Issues

So I’ve all the time thought-about myself an auto-didact. I really like studying new abilities, so long as I can educate them to myself (via the web or youtube). I actually hate ‘class’ setups. However alas, there are some issues which you could’t educate your self, it’s essential be taught from a correct teacher! I used to be nervous about this after I began ceramics early this 12 months however I used to be fortunate to have a tremendous trainer. Now there’s yet another factor that I need to be taught – although it is intimidating, I actually need to push via. I am hoping to sort out it this month, so please want me luck! x


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