out with the old...

...and in with the new--even if it's scarey.
So it's official--well almost, and practically a certainty unless things really fall apart, which of course they could, and often do--
I have a sales agreement on the  Nashua studio.  Those of you that have visited know what a remarkable space it is.  I have been lucky to have owned it for the last six years drawing from the great creative spirit of the place. We have held workshop after workshop, and so many wonderful people have shared time with me there.  But keeping a studio that is over 70 miles from my new home is logistically difficult and certainly not very green.  So....
 I am moving--and this is almost official as well--and this space is mere steps from my home.  I will be renting the space on the left side.  There are large windows, creative space, and a kitchen--those of you who have taken our workshops know how important food--in particular, chocolate--is to the energy of the class.  The space is only 1/3 the size of my current studio, but there is plenty of room to teach American Clay and all of the other workshops we offer.  The new studio is in Portsmouth NH, which just bustles with creative energy.  I am looking forward to getting through this next phase and working to become a part of this vibrant community.

And so when....?
 Well, right after I return from yet another dream trip--I am so unbelievably fortunate to be heading to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala to act as an assistant cook at a writer's workshop.  I will be assisting my dear friend and very talented artist, Daniel Thibeault.
The above painting is one of Dan's.  More of his work can be  viewed here.  His beautiful home can also be viewed in the latest addition of Country Living.

I will return in early March just in time to close on the studio and start working on the new space.  Spring will be near and I will look forward to inviting you all to view the new space once I settle in.

Happy New Year.  Wishing all a healthy and happy 2010.

PS--Below are two links to charities involved in relief work in Haiti.  My heart goes out to all that are suffering through this unimaginable crisis.  Blessings to those who are able to help.
Mercy Corps