School starts tomorrow and I always view it with mixed emotions. I’m excited to embark on a new adventure, but nervous about the experience. How will I do? Can I do the work? How will I manage my time? Will I be able to keep up with my regular production? You can see where I’m going. Steve calls it “swallowing the elephant.” It’s when I get all wound up about everything at once instead of taking it one piece at a time. At my core, I can be very lazy so the thought of putting effort into school sometimes feels exhausting. On the other end is the fact that I always learn something exciting I can incorporate into my jewelry. This will be my third metals class so the stakes (literally) will be raised. I’ll be exploring new techniques which I hope will lead to new works from the studio. Stay tuned for updates!