It is only the
substance of the
- Ansel Adams
This morning, I'm packing up the car and heading to Valley Ridge Art Studio in Muscoda, Wisconsin. It take about 3 1/2 hours to get there. I'm going to be taking the Thomas Mann workshop, "Metalsmithing Basics." I took a workshop from him last year, and really learned a lot! This workshop is a 3 day class, and I'm sure it will be jam-packed with lots of techniques and information.
I plan to bee-bop my way down there...checking out the different antiques shops I pass during the long drive. At one shop in particular that I always stop at during each of my trips, the owner recognizes me, always checks out the jewelry I'm wearing, treats me to soda and snacks, and puts things aside for me that she thinks I might be interested in between my visits. I tell her ahead of time the dates I'll be stopping, so she gets things together for me to look at. (Pretty kewl, huh??!!)
Well...I have to finish packing so I can hit the road.