Does a teaching artist really have a summer vacation? I think not. In addition to planning my academic responsibilities for the upcoming year, I’ve been working a lot in the studio. I’ve got 2 small canvases near completion, a diptych and an 18×24 canvas awaiting documentation, several watercolors and my first weaving (still in progress). And I did some calligraphy one morning that brought a lot of joy – I thought only painting could do that for me! A lot of these current projects are ideas I’ve been stewing over awhile, some just manifest themselves. This type of working vacation suits me just fine.