Now that the day I’ve waited 2 years for is here, I don’t want to leave. I don’t really know how to put it more bluntly than that. Do I want to be in Canada? Yes. Do I want to see all of my friends and family back home and do all of the artsy/creative … More Homeward Bound – Planting Carrots
[I wrote this letter during the last days of my time in EPIK. I thought I would never publish it, but now that my return home is on my doorstep, this feels more relevant than ever.] Dear Brain Twin, Here’s a modern, old-fashioned letter. Intercontinental epistolary, digitized and publicized, and given our frequent Kakao chitchats, … More Letter No.1
I missed the post about the glazing step, so let’s just skip to the fun part, which is: THE BOWLS ARE FIRED. THE GLAZE IS BEAUTIFUL. OUR FIRST BOWLS ARE COMPLEEEEEETE ! Mia has been absolutely amazing in all of our lessons. Makes me want to hang out in Korea longer just to make more … More Keeping Crafty: Pinch Pot, Complete!
Because I haven’t been posting, I haven’t been documenting my feelings about being in Korea, work, travel, etc., so it’s going to be tough to summarize it all here without being too long or (frankly) boring. So thank you in advance, if you take the time to read this. Much like Marta, I’ve had some … More Korea: As It Stands
Man, I wish I were free after camp! After reading Marta’s post, I am so, so envious. I’m also so happy for her, that she’s going home soon ^^! It’s been far too long overdue. Hard to believe that the day is almost here! You go, Marta, for sticking out for 2 years! Whoo! As for me, I’ll … More 3 Camps and a Spontaneous Vacation
This is a post to continue on Marta’s soap gallery. I actually had been planning on writing a post called “Soaps I have Used” (to pair with “Metros I have Used“) buuuut then I didn’t really keep up with taking pictures…Here are three in order of worst to best (relatively). Keep in mind these are all … More Crusty Soap
Living in Korea means sometimes stumbling home at 5 am, sun rising over empty streets, trying to hail every car on the road because you drunkenly believe they are taxis. Living in rural Korea means stumbling home at 5 am, sun rising over empty streets, then finding a cob of corn in your purse for … More Maybe it was theft…
Today was our third pottery lesson! Our pinched bowls have dried completely, which means they’re ready for sanding. They feel very dry, like a dusty chalkboard. The bowls will go through two firings before they’re finished. One, which will bake the clay completely and harden it, and the second which will melt and fuze the … More Keeping Crafty: Pinch Pot part 2…And coiling!
Recently Scott came to me with the idea to start taking pottery lessons. His friend, Rob, had been going to the pottery workshop for about a month, and coincidentally, it was right down the street from Scott’s apartment! About a twenty minute walk away, right across the boulevard from the ever mysterious Musildong prison. To … More Keeping Crafty: A Pinch Pot
Like Marta, I’ve always struggled to find artistic happiness in Korea. Between the desk job, creatively vacuous environment, and disconnect from like-minded people, it can be absolutely soul-crushing. On the plus side, having so much free time means being able to take up more time-consuming hobbies. For me, that means crochet. I’d dabbled in it … More Keeping Crafty: A Crochet Purse