This has been an intense month in my studio as I prepare for the ACRE show in Las Vegas. I pushed my silversmithing skills in directions I didn't anticipate. I worked hard to create a relatively comprehensive port folio of my work, and only a few times per week did I veer away from my goal to tackle one of my frequent must-do-immediately-or-I-might-freak-out inspirations (which I generally have at least once daily). The month has been extraordinarily beautiful, including a quick side trip with a friend to Agate Beach to collect rocks, huge steps forward in our garden (installing irrigation and raised beds), lots of snuggle time with my husband and daughter, a few hikes thrown in to keep myself sane, and stunning, sunny days.
So then, here's a round up of this month's work.