Whatever happened to "Summer Vacation"?

Whatever happened to "Summer Vacation"? I guess I know the answer to that question: I grew up and became an adult with too many interesting things to do. Still, I could use a little down time. I don't seem to get that without leaving home. Blah, blah, blah...same old complaints.

This is going to be a quick post because I've got stuff to do.

I've been busy lately. I got some discharging done since my last post. No photos yet, but I'm pleased with the results. I also took time to photograph my recent workshop pieces. One that I'm particularly interested in is the one below. I printed the first image at a workshop with Kerr last summer. The second image is what it looks like after a second dye session during my workshop with her last month. This piece says something to me about my development. It feels good.

I've also been busy with paperwork. I applied for an Artist in Residence position at the Greenbelt Community Center. It's a one-year studio space rental in a small community of artists. The residency includes facilitating a community art project, participating in open studio days, and spending 30 hours per month in the studio. It would be a big step for me, but productive on so many levels--connecting with other artists, sharing my work with a larger group of people, getting some teaching experience. Most of all it would provide dedicated space and time for my work.

I did the portfolio presentation last week. I haven't heard anything yet. I guess I won't be devastated if this doesn't happen. But it could be very interesting if it does.

And finally, I had a lovely visit last week from a new friend Peggy, who is a fellow member of the Art Cloth Network. She was in Baltimore visiting her son and stopped by to meet me. We had a very nice show-and-tell then and dinner at the local brew-pub.