I haven't been in the studio lately, which basically makes me grumpy. I am on the tail end of an epic couple of months and I actually decided to take a short break.
Life has been insane and I was driving myself nuts. Too many things going on inside my head and I was long over due for a vacation. So we took one! Liz and I went to Florida! It was nice to visit with family and sit and clear my mind a bit. I had not been to the beach in years. The sun put me in a better mood but I couldn't help think about all the time I could have spent in the studio.
I am not going to lie, it has been insane. Before florida, I flew to RISD to do a lecture, then had my dad's memorial service in Virginia, then drove down to South Carolina (I juried an exhibition, gave a lecture and taught a workshop) then I went back to Boone to pick things back up after spring break. I am looking forward to the summer. Of course there is SNAG, a family reunion and teaching a workshop at Arrowmont.
So here a few quick things. First, I have been working with a student in the tech department, researching modular jewelry and I have been "playing" with a few new designs. Second, some great photos of the Emergence, exhibition at Winthrop, University. Big thanks at Anne Fiala. Third, some great sunny photos from our vacation. Lastly, a few epic snow photos from Providence.