I just got back from the best trip to visit my dear friend Kathryn who makes me laugh until I cry and then I cry for real when we say goodbye. She lives in Washington DC. It's quite unusual for me to take a trip to visit a friend during the school year. I'm usually way too busy and stressed out to go anywhere not family or school related. But Kathryn is getting ready to leave DC and I haven't seen her in about a year, so I made an exception and went on vacation. It was awesome.
Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef. It was huge and awesome. There were different parts of it to show how coral reefs die - like from bleaching and pollution. Very interesting. Since I suck at reading signs in museums I can't tell you many specifics, but their website will.
Most of all this trip made me step back and breathe for a few days. I get so wrapped up in Getting Sh*t Done and trying to Keep Up that I forget about what is important and what truly fuels my art practice. More than anything, I am inspired by life. How can I expect to create something great if I forget about the things that make living worthwhile? Like friendship, and pie, and possibly made up creatures, and walking in a strange city, and taking a breath once in a while. Right, yo?