Sunday, August 30, 2009


I've never been one of those people for whom a vacation means travel to faraway lands. My idea of a great vacation has always been seeing interesting places, meeting interesting people and enjoying a new experience wherever that may be. Now, because I'm doing so much traveling for shows, the entire word "vacation" has taken on a new meaning.

Vacation now means a hammock at our favorite little rented cottage on the beaches of Lake Michigan. Up on a bluff, right on the lake, with woods all around and very few people seen. Ah, perfection.

I'm now home from the most needed vacation that I can ever remember, ready to get back in the studio! I have a HUGE group of shows coming up, the most I've ever done in a short amount of time and I need to be well stocked so that no one is short-changed in selection because I didn't get enough done. I feel refreshed, revived and have tons of ideas of new pieces I want to make.

It's now 50 weeks before I'm back in that hammock, listening to the waves crash on the beach, napping and reading good books. I have a lot to get done before that...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

On vacation...

Getting ready for vacation this year took more last minute work than normal because I got home from a show just days before. But of course we made it since NOTHING gets in the way of vacation.

So my next post will be AFTER vacation when I don't have to sit in Biggby's, my favorite coffee shop with music seemingly blasting into my ear that has swimmers ear. Oh pain...