Feeling cozy while viewing my new, hot-off-the-press, video of last November's bonfire at Fruitlands Museum. Though heat is in very short supply these days, I'm feeling the warmth of the past year, carrying forward all I experienced and learned during 2013.
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As the Queen of Mixed Metaphors, it feels right to say that 2013 came in like a lamb and went out like a lion. Beginning with an installation at DanforthArt in January, an energizing VSC residency in February, a show with my beloved coaching group A Room of Our Own in March, countless workshops, HIVE, Morphology with Kay Hartung in June at FSFA, solo exhibition The Nobility of Things at Fruitlands during the summer, The Order of the Universe at Wheaton College in the fall, 65 Degrees at Nave Gallery Annex during the holidays, a studio move to Miller Street Studios in December and several deinstallations the week before Christmas.
Hence, the title for the post, and the reason for my long absence. The past 2 months have been all about cooking, packing, unpacking, putting up, taking down and more cooking. All good.
This January is more like a snail or a tortoise. I'm looking forward to a slow, thoughtful 2014 shared with dear friends, colleagues and family. Let's see if I can keep up the pace.
Happy New Year everyone!