Today was just the orientation, but I am already ridiculously excited, even though most days, we'll be facing brutal sun and thick, heavy heat as we work at the wall. I got to meet all of our apprentices, but I look forward to really getting to know them in the coming weeks. Collaborative art-making is such an exquisite (and unfortunately these days, rare) pleasure, which forges deep connections that can't be achieved through mere conversation. Art reaches into our depths and touches us at our most human level. I like to call it the Great Connector.
And really, anything that gets me out of my studio/hobbit-hole/head and interacting with people (what are those?!) is a good, good thing. Stay tuned, friends, as I chronicle the journey.