Usually January is a slow time of year for me. It is normally down time after the rush of holiday pet grooming, Christmas gift making, and the various other end of year happenings. I seem to have my hands full this January, which I am certainly not complaining about.
My new booth at the Heritage Crafter's Gallery in Lynchburg, VA is doing well. Pictured left is a new necklace I finished recently, featuring a kumihimo necklace and Swarovski crystals to accent my lampwork pendant. So eye-catching in person! I am currently working on using copper and silver wire to accent my lampwork beads, so keep an eye out on my booth these next couple of months. I'll be sure to take pictures as well.
Next month I'll be visiting San Francisco, mid-May will see me in Houston, and then back to Houston again in July for the ISGB Gathering (if funds allow!!). Somewhere in between there, I want to squeeze in a workshop on metalworking, lampwork/blown ornaments, or sculpture. I've been keeping my eye out for something that's close enough to drive (6 or less hours, preferably)...and not already scheduled for when I'm swamped with other activities.
I should be having my first student of the New Year soon (this or next month I believe). So far my classes have been simply through word of mouth, and I plan on printing brochures as soon as I get them laid out next week. Mid-year should see me transitioning into small group classes, as requested... which is super exciting! Addicting more than one person to glass at a time *evil laugh*.
For now, back to the studio. At least I get to rock out to some music and dance like a fool while organizing and cleaning. So glad no one can see me in there!