Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Sabbatical -In recent times, "sabbatical" has come to mean any extended absence in the career of an individual in order to achieve something. In the modern sense, one takes sabbatical typically to fulfill some goal.
Retreat -a period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, study, or instruction under a director.

For the 1st time in years I am doing something for myself. I am giving myself permission to take time away from my work - all of it. Away from the studio, the estate work in Georgia, the house repairs in Texas, committees, meetings, emails, phone calls all of the things that require me to pour myself out.
I'm going to fill myself with beauty,learning, calm and reflection. I'm going to summer camp for grown ups!

It is a short sabbatical - a retreat.
It's just a week in the Tennessee mountains at Arrowmont School of Art and  Craft.
My goal:
             Add skills that will help me take my jewelry to the next level.
             Emersion in creativity.
             Relax and just breathe
            " Fill the well"
A week long workshop - Not Glass -  in metals a chance to revisit old skills long set aside.
Yes I am taking the bubbles with me!
Photo by Nicole Lozano -Portland OR 2012

Click here to see  a video of Arrowmont
I'll be back blogging soon with new ideas,skills and pictures
Don't worry just like I am not moving to Georgia I am not abandoning glass.