26 June 2008

songcatcher (for a sailor)

"Oh I'm sailin' away my own true love
I'm sailin' away in the morning
Is there something I can send you from across the sea
From the place that I'll be landing ?

No, there's nothin' you can send me, my own true love
There's nothin' I wish to be ownin'
Just carry yourself back to me unspoiled
From across that lonesome ocean.

Oh, but I just thought you might want something fine
Made of silver or of golden
Either from the mountains of Madrid
Or from the coast of Barcelona ?

Oh, but if I had the stars from the darkest night
And the diamonds from the deepest ocean
I'd forsake them all for your sweet kiss
For that's all I'm wishin' to be ownin'.

That I might be gone a long time
And it's only that I'm askin'
Is there something I can send you to remember me by
To make your time more easy passin' ?

Oh, how can, how can you ask me again
It only brings me sorrow
The same thing I want from you today
I would want again tomorrow.

I got a letter on a lonesome day
It was from her ship a-sailin'
Saying I don't know when I'll be comin' back again
It depends on how I'm a-feelin'.

Well, if you, my love, must think that-a-way
I'm sure your mind is roamin'
I'm sure your thoughts are not with me
But with the country to where you're goin'.

So take heed, take heed of the western wind
Take heed of the stormy weather
And yes, there's something you can send back to me
Spanish boots of Spanish leather."

Bob Dylan, 1963

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July 4th until August 31st
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05 June 2008

standing by

pin vase available in my shop

Whoa, I hadn't intended to be away so long. Well I did manage to take my own advice and slow down a little. The result...I am enjoying myself and feeling a little less stressed. Taking breaks is important. And you know what, it was all still there waiting for me when I came back.

I wanted to mention that I will be teaching workshop at Heath Ceramics on June 21st & 28th. I absolutely love teaching at Heath. It really is as wonderful there (and so are all the folks who work there) as everyone says it is. If you are interested in more information about the workshop have a look here. Also Heath hosts a series of workshops throughout the summer so check them all out. There are few I'd like to take myself.

Also while I was away Jan over at poppytalk hosted a little sneak peak of my home along with a Q & A so if you are feeling a little voyeuristic hop on over and have a peek.
Thanks Jan!

There's more to tell but I don't want to bore you all with it now.
I'll be back soon.

P.S. I just put a whole bunch of new vases (canteens, pin vases and cylinder vases) in my shop.