Today is bringing back wonderful memories of my killer summer from last year. I am in Blackstar Studio for the day, hanging out with old studio mates as a visiting artist. Last season, I rented a studio space for 6 months in their gorgeous co-op studio and gallery and had the most wonderful time creating in my cute little studio space, with 4 other talented artists, amongst a beautiful gallery. Since my lease ended, I moved to 100 mile house and set up my own home studio, while the girls have moved to a brand new location downtown into a wicked new space that they have made their own. For the day, I’ve set up my folding table just in front of Nat’s studio space. I’m working on some finishing touches on the intaglio plates I’ll be etching at Alberta Printmaker’s Society when I’m in Calgary tomorrow. Natalie Ruby is straight across from me, lampworking to create glass beads, Caren Gibb is just to my left, she’s an amazing silversmith, and in one of the back studio spaces is Angelique Gillespie, an acrylic and mixed media painter. I just love this gallery. Am so proud to call these talented ladies my friends, and am so happy that I’ve been showing my creations with Blackstar since they opened 2 years ago. Looking forward to some more in-studio days when I come back for my month long stay starting in early July. It is just such a fun and creative place to be.