Well I have been doing so much I have not yet had a chance to stop and process it all. With school starting, the flooding, holiday time, tools breaking, more tools breaking, a lecture at RISD, a lecture and a workshop in San Antonio, making work for an exhibition in Canada, teaching, and Damian Skinner visiting I have hardly had time to sleep let alone blog. I find myself coming home and only having the energy to turn on the TV. I would try to read but I know I would only pass out.
I did however have time to take a few photos of the wonderful studio that Gary Schott re-vamped at the Southwest School of Art. I had a great time and miss it already. The food, the people, the everything. I did two workshops, one on salt water electro etching and another on illustrator and laser cutting. The people in San Antonio were AWESOME! I had this feeling that this was one of their cooler seasons where you can go outside. I guess during the summer it can get up to 120!!! It rained while I was there. I guess I brought the "good" weather with me. They apparently needed it being that they were in a drought. It was a whirlwind trip (only two days). I met a lot of fantastic people. It is always nice to be able to match faces with work. Gary's wife, Sarah, gave me a copy of her book (we also are lucky enough to own one of her prints!!) and I got to see all of the great art and photos in their house! Lots of great beer! Anyhoo here are some photos from the workshop and some of Gary's cats.