Here I am painting pots on a holiday. What's an elf to do? I spent the early part of this morning watching a circus parade full if gilded wagons! Now it's back to painting before we join our neighbors and friends to gather and be thankful. I'm thankful for my burden of pottery that lies in front of me and my sympathetic family, especially Stacey who puts up with the prefiring craziness. I'm thankful to be an artist although the circumstances aren't always ideal, it's a great life.