It's about time I got back to updating this space! Life has been very busy and very good. I've been to England and back over the holidays to see our grand kids. They'll be moving there this summer from Brussels, Belgium, and I plan to spend lots of time visiting. The other personal note is that we acquired a beautiful Brittany Spaniel. She was dumped off at John C. Campbell Folk School a month ago with a piece of tape stuck to her side with the work "free" written. I took her home and last week she delivered seven healthy puppies. What a delight!
On a professional note, I've been teaching in my studio at home more and more and am enjoying it thoroughly. One of my students asked me if I'd considering starting a "Molly Sharp School of Jewelry" for her. She works full time and can only get time off every six weeks or so to attend. So, I dove right in and have planned a curriculum for her for the next six months. Some of my other students heard about it and asked if they could join in! So, I now have three students attending "school." More on that later.
I'm still producing fun pieces, mostly hollow forms, and am finding that teaching has greatly improved upon my skills and creativity. I'm also knocking out the few wholesale accounts I have to help pay the bills.