Happy Saint Paddy's Day to one and all. It's a beautiful, bright day by the beach and I'm reminded of the last lines of a particularly lovely Irish blessing.
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.
My joys increased exponentially yesterday. Not only did I totally clean up (straighten up - we won't use the white glove test) my taa, but I got the most wonderful e-mail from Mr. Tim McCreight inviting me to be one of the four jurors for this year's PMC Guild Annual! I'm just much too excited. And honored to be in the company of Barbara Becker Simon, Lisa Cain and Bruce Baker! And it will be the fourth volume to include my work too! In celebration of this stunning news, I'm having a little giveaway. I'm inviting anyone who doesn't already own the first volume of the Annual (can you believe those prices!) to tell me in ten lines or less how metal clay has impacted your life. I'll ask a disinterested party (one of my friends) to choose the best mini essay. Don't worry, you won't be graded. ;D
I'm certainly hoping that some (many) of you are going to submit luscious photos for me to try and choose from! Names of artists aren't attached (I think), so no playing favorites. And that's as it should be isn't it? The book comes out in August - so we'll have a long time to wait unfortunately. But anticipation makes the heart grow fonder. ;D
(That's a porcelain doll leg on the left)
Oh, and to really put the cherry on this confection of a day, my first tutorial as one of Tonya Davidson's Master Muse's is up! I really love how it turned out.