It's been since the 19th of February that I have done a show. I was down in Florida for a run and came back pretty tired but ready to get moving on some commissions and a new body of work. It took about a week to start really cooking again, but the commissions worked out really well. I then jumped into working on new work and being the best type of creative machine I can be. There is nothing quite like waking up in the morning, getting a cup of coffee and turning on the wax and knowing you have unlimited time to make work. I don't think that anything makes me happier (just my fam). So far I have completed 12 new pieces and also 210 new small pieces. Yea, I can be a beast. My next show is 4 Bridges in Chattanooga and I am pumped...actually, I wish it was tomorrow. I am ready to get this show on the road and get out there with people again. The life of a studio artist isn't exciting-except in your own head....you are alone most of the time, occasionally my best friend will come over and hang but for the most part, one is pretty isolated. I like that.....especially interspersed with shows because it fits the needs of both sides of my personality. But this has been a loooog stretch and I am ready to start the travel engine again. Not sure if it's because of the travel or because of the shows. Anyone who knows me knows I am antsy to go...always have been. This time last April I was in Bali with my daughter Keegs and it was divine. It fed my soul and I came back and was inspired to make new work based on the colors and feel of Indonesia. I feel the same way about traveling around the US.....there is always a corner you turn and something or someone new rocks your world....I guess it's just part of my internal makeup or else I was an itinerant Knight in my last life. On the other hand, I love home, my funny husband, my crazy old cats and my wonderful studio that feels like me through and through. I guess it's just the ying and yang of life, and I am just happy to be doing what I love. So just for the record....4 Bridges happens on the 17 and 18th of April and then the Knoxville Dogwood Festival starts on the 27th to the 29th and then it's Tennessee Craft in Nashville on the 4,5,6th of May......Come see me...I'll talk your ear off.