I'm a fair weather artist. I admit it. I have a tendency to vacate my studio for months at a time. The seasons in Minnesota are brief and extreme. If it is too hot I can't fire up the 1500 degree kiln. If it is too cold I can't run the ventilation system. This leaves me with spring and fall to get all my creativity in. Sounds legit. But the weather is turning cooler and I am no longer using the garden as my creative outlet so I have turned back to the studio. Haven't fired up the torch or kiln yet, but I've been having fun thumbing through all my loose pieces and putting together some new jewelry. Keep an eye on my Etsy shop for some fun new pieces and like my Facebook page to see all my new works.