Being a mother, artist and trying to look half way decent is nearly killing me. I'm not totally vain but I have started yoga classes in the vain hope that by doing exercise once a week I'll return to my former skinny self-(I know this is not the point of yoga.) I like to get there early so I can get a position in the corner of the room and no-one can see me. Today I was in a Very Good Discreet Position until the teacher moved to the side and then I was in a Very Bad Position right in front.....
So instead of thinking about my prana and breathing peacefully I was wishing that no-one was behind me, looking at my butt and watching me wobble all over the place.( I know this is very egotistical and absolutely not the point of yoga, but between remembering my breath, trying to ascertain left from right and wondering how much longer I can hold the warrior pose, egotistical thoughts just slip in!) Shula has a very funny blog Poppalina and is a yoga goddess.
Sometimes it seems to me that spending half a day on this is wasting good working time. I think it is really important though both for back health and mental health. When you are self- employed you have to take very good care of your physical being as there are no paid sick days, and potters especially have to watch their backs.
I have the first images of "The Magnolia Project" The full exhibition will be at Salmon Galleries n McMahon's Point, Sydney from March the 8th.
....More pictures tomorrow