Last week I shipped off bunches of enamel. I'll be teaching the Painting with Fire technique to 37 students ... I can't wait. I love teaching! I'll get a chance to meet Andrew Thornton ... he's going to be in next Monday's class. I've had some wholesale inquiries about my work, there are parties to attend, people to meet. My booth is right next to the booth of Karen Ovington. She makes the most extraordinary glass beads. The ones I love most of hers are those that look as though they've been dug up from an archaeological site! I've been eyeballing her work for yearrrrs. Unfortunately there has never been a convenient time to take one of the few workshops she offers a year. Julie Picarello will be right across the aisle. She makes absolutely awesome polymer clay pendants and beads. Come hell or high water I'm meeting Patty Lakinsmith. She's a member of Love My Art Jewelry with me. Ohhh so talented she is! She's at a different location but I'm sure there'll be a lot of cabs in Tucson over the next three weeks. :-)
I know I'll come back tired ... but really inspired by being with such talented people. But, I have to tell you, one of the really good things about preparing for this show has been the things that are coming out of the studio. I'll be posting them in a few days. I can't wait to show them to you. I hope you like them!