Claudia McGill does all kinds of things. Besides writing poetry she is an artist and a housewife.

She doesn’t like talking on the phone and she dislikes crowds. She loves cats and she reads. A lot.

Claudia McGill says: Here’s what I wrote in my first post, and I thought I’d copy it here, because it tells why I wanted to have this blog.

I’ve been writing poetry for decades. A little here, a little there. Some years nothing at all and some years quite a lot. Over time, the poems have piled up. Accumulated. Pages and pages. More words come along all the time.

I decided to let them out into the world. No reason as to why now and not earlier, but it just seems like a good time.

So here they are for you to read and, I hope, enjoy.

If you are interested, here are my other blogs – take a look!:

Claudia McGill’s artist site: Claudia McGill and Her Art World

Claudia McGill’s personal site: Sometimes You Get So Confused

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  1. What a very nice thing to say! I appreciate your kindness. I was not sure if I would enjoy doing blogs but I find it rewarding in ways I did not imagine. One thing I did not anticipate was the supportive nature of the community. Thank you again.

  2. Hi Claudia, thanks for looking in on Pete’s Pots. Seems we share an interest in poetry/pottery – I sometimes carve or impress short poems onto slabs, and by conicidence at today’s market I met the sister of the woman who bought my first such slab exactly a year ago.

  3. It was my pleasure. I like your work. I’ve used letter stamps to put short poems or sayings on tiles, mostly – I like the idea of the words in the clay, sort of reminds me of ancient tablets or something! And I know from selling my own work how nice it is to re-encounter someone who bought your work in the past or has a connection to it. That was nice to think about.

  4. Thank you, I appreciate your faith in my work. But I have decided not to accept any awards – as nice as they are I can’t give the follow-up my best effort, just don’t have the time. Especially now, since I am recovering from hand surgery! But thank you for thinking of me.

  5. Claudia:

    I got the Zine!!!!!!! I went to the studio to prepare for my daughters’ class coming through and picked it up from the studio mailbox. Thank you so much. I have not been able to read it all the way through. But I will today; the writing is wonderful. It is kind of camp in a way. And I love the watercolor cover. So generous of you to send!

  6. It’s really creative. Exciting, too in its bravery to document such a thing. There is a store in New York called “Printed Matters.” It’s only for artists books. Maybe that’s a possibility!

  7. Well, the nice thing is anyone can try it. The zine world is full of all kinds of people writing just what they want. And I like that it is in print, not just on the computer.

    I’ll check out this store you mentioned. Sounds very interesting! Thank you.

  8. I do like email since it’s under my control when to respond and I can think out my words. On the phone, well, I feel I’m talking into a void and not really connected to the person I’m speaking with, and I don’t like it. Plus, the phone conversations can take up a lot of time and it always rings when I don’t want to talk! Thanks for reading and it’s nice to meet a fellow-phone-hater!

  9. Yes, I so agree. And on the phone, you can’t pick up people’s subtle non-verbal queues. I hate that. Also, you have to talk continuously, whereas face-to-face, periods of silence are easier. (Apologies, you’ve got me started………….)

  10. I’ve read two and clicked ‘follow’ because I wish to keep up with your beat. Also it sounds like you pay attention and are (thus) right. *keeps up happily*

  11. Hi Claudia… I am so attracted to people whose creativity just tumbles out of them. Love your blogs! We all need places to become happily lost (or found!) in.

  12. Hi Claudia, how are you? I have a pottery kiln and do not know how to use it. I did pottery many years ago, but of course, did not fire anything myself. One day if you visit Brisbane – come have a cuppa here and we can have fire and work out how to use the kiln and make art. 🙂

  13. Hi, I would love to stop in and say hello to you! And an art day sounds so enticing…If only the trip were a little shorter…I don’t know how much help I could be with your kiln – My kiln is computerized and I just push buttons and it does the rest. It is smarter than I am and has never let me down.

  14. Hahaha – that kiln sounds so out of this world. I guess mine is an old, old one. I’m told it is a traditional Japanese kiln. We can still make art or sit by the fire. Look forward to your visit Claudia. 🙂

  15. My kiln is efficient but bland. One firing, you’ve got the whole picture…Yours sounds like a personality that you have to get to know. I like the thought of that.

  16. Thank you for stopping by my page. I couldn’t stop reading and scrolling yours. It makes my heart sing! Your words and your images have captured a new follower!

  17. Thank you! You made my day! And I didn’t get a chance to look at your site closely until today, I am very intrigued with what you are doing and I look forward to exploring with you (I followed, forgot to say). I listen to music mostly as I do artwork or write, and I have gotten in a rut. Looking forward to what you bring to light!

  18. Thank you, this was really nice of you to do this. I will check the other blogs you mentioned, too, as I like to “meet” new blog friends and learn about fields that I don’t have much knowledge of. I continue to enjoy your poetry and how you explain your world through your poems. Thank you!

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