Wednesday, April 8, 2015

My first pottery lesson


In the fall of 2014 I decided to bite the dust, so to speak, and sign up for pottery lessons and I can tell you that I am not sorry that I did. Of course I had some reservations as a blind person; could a blind person learn to do pottery? I have friends who have done it, but for me, I was definitely hesitant.

Everything has turned out just right for me. My teacher, Joan, is a wonderful teacher and shows no inhibitions when working with a blind person.

In my first lesson I learned to make a mug. I learned to be patient, persistent, and become a better listener. Everything was a slow and purposeful step. Everything had its order. That is, one step followed the next and you could not go onto the next step until the present one was completed.

Joan was very patient with me, explaining things as she went along and at the end of three hours I had made my first mug. No more thinking that a blind person could not do it.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

Follow me on twitter @accessibleworld and @author_jodhan
Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authordonnajodhan.
Visit our online store to either purchase or subscribe for unlimited access to our library at www.donnajodhan.com/store.html
and you can even take advantage of our free downloads!
Or subscribe to our free monthly newsletter at www.donnajodhan.com

This is a personal message from author Donna Jodhan
"Each time we raise our voice at someone else we are engaging in bullying! Each time we raise our hands to slap or punch someone else we are also engaging in bullying and each time we engage in actions to either manipulate or force someone else to do what we want we are also engaging in bullying!

There is no room in this world for bullying and each day we fail to take action against bullying it is another day that we allow others to bully us and our kids. Our heroes and role models are the ones who have made us proud; those brave young men and women who gave their lives for us in past wars and those who continue to do so. They are not the ones who choose to be racists and those who believe that their bad behaviour in public is acceptable.

I write and record audio mysteries that are being used at such events as murder mystery evenings as well as at public awareness and team building events. I promote understanding, tolerance, and problem solving and my audio mysteries continue to be broadcasted around the world and you can listen to them anywhere! On the plane or train! In the car or right there in your home! On your i device or computer!

Please join my campaign against bullying (CAB) by supporting my efforts to keep on writing and recording!
If you truly care then you will certainly dare!"

No comments:

Post a Comment