A few last mosaic photos from Glennallen, grouted and ready to hang:
I had the sixth grade class and the fourth grade class help me with the grouting, and they did a remarkably good job. Each time I grout with kids it seems less and less of a big deal. We wrapped up with a little presentation, I packed my bags, and on Saturday hit the road for home. The drive was uneventful but slow – fog, fresh snow, caribou on the road – but quiet and a nice way to wind down from a couple of busy weeks.
I’m taking a few days to get myself in order, then onto studio projects. I have a few small pieces to finish up with the hope of getting them to Alaska House for last-minute holiday shoppers. (I’ll post photos when they’re done, in case anyone who reads this falls into that category!) Then I think I’ll take advantage of this unscheduled month to finish some promised pieces and explore some ideas I’ve been sitting on for a while.
And speaking of promises. . .
Finally, time for the dogs. I got everyone out yesterday (well, everyone except Rothko, who chose to steal half a pan of pulled pork that was cooling outside. . ) and the weather couldn’t be nicer right now for an out of shape skier and her equally out of shape dogs.
Here’s to snow, to happy tired dogs, to kids and creativity, to free time, and to public school teachers . . they’re made of stronger stuff than I am!