Well, it's been a while since my last post and lots has happened. Rather than ramble-on (as I tend to do), I thought I could list things in bullet format to cover the most ground since my big show last year.
1. In-laws came to visit for six weeks.
2. Spent two weeks building a miniature "Dino-rama" as a Christmas gift for my son's tiny dinosaur collection.
3. Bought a new house and dealt with months of renovations before moving-in just before Christmas.
4. The holidays happened.
5. After far too many years as a smoker, I gave it up and, as of this post, have not had a cigarette or any form of tobacco/nicotine since 8:00 am CST January 15th, 2014. Hooray!
And of course, I've been trying to get some more shows/exhibits here in the area.
But what I'm most excited about is that I've been experimenting with Chinese and Japanese calligraphy brushes and Sumi inks for creating some recent pieces. So far, most of them are in a larger size that what I have typically done thus far, and I'm planning to go bigger!
Next week, I'll be in Cleveland, OH to work with Alchemy Inc. as part of their Spring Break activities for local kids. I'll be showing them how to throw ink and find the gold within themselves.
As for the last week of March, I will be at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA to help facilitate the Joseph Campbell Foundation's Mythological Toolbox™ Playshop. I attended last year and I am returning to donate my time as a volunteer and to help ensure the artistic bits of the week go smoothly.
Needless to say, I'm very excited about both events and feel very blessed to have so much going on this month.
Stay tuned, images of new stuff are sure to be coming soon!