february. it finally snagged me.. i have been sick for 3 days and the shop had to stay closed and lonely.. i hope you didn't miss it too much. it feels so good to know that spring is right around the corner, and all of winter's loose, cold ends are getting tied back up. this was a difficult, cold, and sunny odd winter for me. i was saved by the nest of new and old friends near and far, ira glass, playing music, christopher's dinners, charley and amy's visits, bwana's smile, rachel's sweetness, scrapper's drunk shopguy antics, alli's hugs, customer's love+appreciation, kimberly's patience, jeremy+julia's support, marta's texts, audrey's shopgirl help, claudia and helen stoking the home fires, gretchen, erin a + m, katz, doozie, heather, and stoken's unconditional love and friendship, crowell's breakfasts and genius ideas, and endless magical karaoke nights with jen, mandy, kerby, bob, and kupp. i am looking forward to all the promises spring brings and a new fresh breath of air blowing at my back.
i have installations and ideas crowding my mind in honor of ringing spring in. reds. knots. anna's lights. erin's new baby. new music projects and tours to go on with all our bands. portland bike rides and picnics by the river. i'll miss the light coming through the bare branches.. but i am excited to get warm again. erin crowell modeled some new pieces i created last week.. enjoy