|May 8, 2012||
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Wait, let me dust off my chaps so I can finish this ezine. You see, I've been visiting the wild west for the last week and I thought there was no better place to send this note from than the amazing New Mexican beauty of Santa Fe.
Although I believe Tucson is technically considered the wild west... it's pretty cosmopolitan compared to New Mexico.
... just kidding... no horses to tie up and no dusty bottoms ;-)
I had the great joy and pleasure of attending the biennial Rio Grande Senior Instructor Retreat. I was joined by 6 of my fellow artists and amazing teachers, as we masterminded the future of the program, the new projects (yes... it's exciting stuff) and best of all, we delved deep into material techniques. Plus we had the finest of Rio's crew join us each day!
I loved being able to Connect + Collaborate + Create with artists when we can just play! No class to attend, no pressure, just true collaboration with materials! Such a blessing, and I just realized that I've had the good fortune to be part of this group for 8 years!
Barbara (Becker Simon) and I spent the 3 days working on PMC Sterling Rings. I tried to get her to sell it to me but she wouldn't budge. I did have the good fortune of picking up one of her brand new cast bronze bangles! Ohhh laaa laaa, it is awesome. I'll post those photos soon on the blog!
There was much, maybe too much, giggling and bliss going on in the room. As you can tell by the fantastic closeup of my partner in "hilarity" Patrik Kusek, there was much fun to be had! I even learned what a "doik" is, which you'll have to ask Terry Kovalkic about.
Rio fed us fantastic New Mexican cuisine and showed us the sites in Santa Fe. We even had a reception just for us at the Patina Gallery where they rolled out the red carpet for us! Thanks Ivan and Allison!
I'm so blessed! There's just no other way to say it. I even howled at the "super" moon from Santa Fe this weekend. Spectacular goodness ;-)
Wishing you a magnificent May! Make something masterful and rewarding to share with the world. Then be sure to share it with me on our Facebook page.
Muah for now...
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