Monthly Archives: June 2011

Yes, Santa Claus, there is a Virginia

What was it Douglas Adams said? “I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.”  I didn’t anticipate moving to Virginia but here we are…and it’s wonderful.

Starting over – it can be intimidating and overwhelming…but also exciting and invigorating…right now, I’m somewhere in between.  From finding the DMV and a vet (a priority when you have geriatric animals) to meeting new people and exploring the area, my last several weeks have been a rollercoaster ride.  I miss the old and familiar but I’m armed with a GPS and a “best restaurant guide”…what more is there?

So, yea – I feel like every time I step out the door the day unwraps like a Christmas package…what is down that road?  What is in that gallery?  Where is the best coffee?  Virginia is a very cool place – a serious blend of old and new…being able to jump in the car and visit a Civil War site or pop into DC and drink in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden is amazing.  All the starting over, exploring, establishing new roots suits my independent nature.  It’s fun and lonely and mind-expanding and unnerving all at the same time.  And it’s definitely keeping me on my toes…and giving me tons of ideas for new sculptures…I just have to wait until we find a permanent home to set up the studio…stay tuned…