I'm in production-mode in the studio. I'm finishing up work for a trunk show at The Muse in Frederick, Maryland during the first Saturday event April 5. I'll have lots of my garden pieces available for sale and despite the rainy-snow we had this past weekend, I'm confident that Spring is going to make it's way here one of these days very soon. If you are in the area, stop by between 5 and 9 and say hello!
I did take time out to gather with a group of girlfriends I've know since second grade for lunch. We share a history and seem to easily pick up where we left off even though we don't all spend time together frequently. Our 'historian' Dawn likes to bring along long-forgotten childhood mementos she has kept including notes we passed in middle school and trinkets from our days in Brownies and Girl Scouts. These often spark memories, laughter and conversation about our past and how it has framed our present.
For me, friendship is a pillar of who I am and what I do as an artist. And two of the things I learned in scouts long ago still echo true for me today.
1. Treat people the same way you would like to be treated.
2. 'Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold. A circle is round, but never ends. That's how long I will be your friend. '