I admit it has been some time since I wrote a good post here on the good old blog.
After returning home from Germany this summer my days became more than busy with work, play and studio days. Some events did not permit me much internet time while others just left me exhausted.
On my return I started teaching at Old Dominion University for the fall semester. This term was two introduction to metalsmithing classes and blacksmithing. It was my first time teaching blacksmithing but I really enjoyed the opportunity and look forward to doing it again next fall.
In October I revisited Cranbrook Academy of Art to take part in the workshop with Christoph Zellweger. I was not only happy to revisit the campus and friends but the workshop was a blast. Christoph is a great artist and person to be around, and definitely makes people think differently about what they are doing.
Also while at Cranbrook I took a day to hang out with Amy Weiks visiting her studio, garden and home that came with two sweet cats I missed a well. Everyone at Cranbrook and the area surrounding Cranbrook seems to be doing well these days.
While at Cranbrook I managed to lock down a studio space in VA. A lot of my fall has been spent repairing and preparing the space for work. I share a portion of my space with a local 2D artist, teacher and good friend Heather Bryant. (lithography and painting) As much as I enjoy my private space, at times its just the best thing to have a mind to bounce ideas off of, much less the fact that it just gets lonely!
So after the fall semester came to an end it was the usual holiday season which equaled almost no studio time for me outside of cleaning and organizing (renovations in the space above me led to a bit of a mess..). Between traveling, wrapping up the semester and preparing for the next term its been non stop.
Oh, and finally I cannot forget! I am to be part of the traveling show Suspend.ed in Pink this year. Look to my activities for more information.
More to come soon, happy new year :)