Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Where have I been?
Well, I guess I should start back when we hit the road from Arizona to Alaska.
I feel as though I have been woefully out of touch with sporadic jump into the interwebs but not quite long enough to connect as I prefer.
I think I was abducted by aliens after I posed for this picture here.
I even kind of missed out on the Blogger Meltdown that's how out of it I've been.
Actually it started with a visit in Las Vegas, a place I'd never been.
(maybe it stayed in Las Vegas, you know what they say!)
We had a most lovely visit with my blog friend Leslie from
We met for the first time at a Mexican restaurant and she even treated us to dinner!
We caught up in real time and shared stories and quite possibly could have gone on for hours but we had road miles to make ahead of us.
The huz then took me on a drive-by tour of down Las Vegas before we headed out on the mostly barren trip through what is known as the Great Basin from northern Nevada to southern Oregon... hundreds of miles of not a lot to look at.
except this in some town whose name I don't recall.
A curious building in Brothers, Oregon
Since I've been back home in Alaska I've been to Anchorage to do a show and have found my familiar place back at our Farmer's Market in Fairbanks just a 100 mile drive from home every Saturday.
It is nice to see the response to some of my newer work, It's uncanny how people seem to gravitate toward my freshest work... and satisfying too since it reinforces that the direction I'm heading in is the right path.
Now it's back to work in my studio and it promises to be an interesting summer since my husband will be absent for 12 day stretches all summer with just a few days in between.
There was a time in my life that I could have never lived out in the boonies as we do now, I was hard pressed to even spend an entire day at home in my younger days, now I mostly crave it.
It will, however, be different in the evenings being in this solitude for extended periods of time.
Added to that is my no coffee, no alcohol resolve which would be what I would probably want to reach for to break up the long days. We do have really long days too, I am no longer seeing darkness at this latitude although it may be occurring at 1:00 or 2:00 AM, not sure really because I've been asleep.
With my most reliable form of internet at the library I have to schedule trips to Delta to get in some posts. I've already been in the library paring lot over an hour and a half just catching up and trying to post and the solar gain through the window is starting to cook.
Just wanted to say I've missed the interaction and hope to be back in full swing somehow.