I just came back from my 5 year reunion at Miss Porter’s and am in total high school nostalgia mode, but I won’t torture you with reflections to that effect. What I will share is the amazing art studio I got to work in for four years! I don’t think I fully appreciated it at the time, probably in part because I hadn’t figured out just how much I am affected by my surroundings (let’s just say I’m kind of a nester), but Grier Torrence, my studio art teacher for 3 years, has done such a wonderful job collecting random objects and creating inspiring vignettes and still lives all about the room (those are his paintings on the wall in the second photo). I think creating your creative space is one of the most important parts of the artistic process. Hmmm, I tend to make my jewelry in front of the TV. I should work on that.