While I've been busy being busy, spring has arrived full force in Ohio. The lilacs are blooming outside my window, and the roses have budded. Daffodils, crocuses, redbud and cherry came and went while I was prepping for the first shows of the season.
On Monday, I returned from two weeks of shows in Virginia. They were my first out-of-state shows, and the first shows I traveled to on my own. The weather pulled out its best challenges for the occasion - cold soaking rain on April 22, and blistering heat and humidity on the 29th and 30th. Set up and tear down went fine, and I really enjoyed myself, although I was beat at the end. Old friends - some of whom I hadn't seen in years - showed up in droves, and I had lots of help with tear down both days. I am grateful, and happy, and definitely applying next year.
Before I left, I did a little experimentation with Devon Palmer on turning polymer. Now that I'm back, we're going to continue the experimentation - I should have something fun to share next month. There's got to be a good way to use the polymer shavings! Please post a comment if you have a suggestion.