Making preparation to go to Tucson for the Gem extravaganza, as is my yearly wont. It gives one a lift to encounter new materials and stimulates ideas. I see the weather will be good, no rain. This is always a help. New outlets for my work on the horizon, exciting and energizing. Loving being in my studio(s) and creating work. I often forget the vacuum that occurs when I'm away from the creative process for too long.