As hard as it is to believe, the end of 2013 is right around the corner… and it turns out I’m already behind the curve in planning for 2014. How is that possible?? I’ve been working on updating my teaching outlines for next year, trying to figure out what workshops I want to offer and what techniques I need to concentrate on fine tuning in the next few months.
In the course of making those lists, I realized that I really have been a little too indulgent of my “magpie” tendencies this year. One of the good things about working in an art studio is that you are constantly exposed to new ideas and techniques… and one of the bad things about working in an art studio is that you are constantly exposed to new ideas and techniques! In talking over my plans for the coming year with a good friend, it became clear that I need to spend some time focusing on the “girl that brought me” – the thing that attracted me to jewelry-making in the first place: metal.
So I’ve spent some time
drooling over researching metalwork over the last couple of weeks, soaking up inspiration in preparation for my upcoming Metal Retreat in Trout Lake, Washington (there’s one spot left!!), and remembering why I fell in love with metal in the first place.