Monday, July 8, 2013

1200 Miles and only 20 to go

I left for Pilchuck Saturday morning and made it to Sacramento that day. Woke up at 5 am and headed north. Drove 500 miles and finally quit in Eugene, OR. California is a big state! While I could drive the length of the Central Valley on auto pilot, once in the Shasta area I-5 narrows and climbs to about 5,000 feet. It is very beautiful.

Today I had a relatively short haul to the Seattle area. I stopped in Tacoma to visit the Museum of Glass. The exhibit there at this time is entitled "Links: Australian Glass and the Pacific Northwest."

When you walk into the exhibit the first thing you see is the amazing "Portland Panels," by Klaus Moje

and some of his other works..

Twenty-one artists were featured including Kristie Rea and Jessica Loughlin who will be my instructors at Pilchuck.

While time and the drive served to calm my nerves a bit, after seeing their work in person, I am once again in awe. Nearly every artist, and the museum itself has a direct connection with Pilchuck. Today I meditated that I will allow myself to open my mind, close my mouth and learn as much as possible the next three weeks.

I am also going to try and discipline myself to blog as much as possible as a way of journaling to myself (if internet connection at Pilchuck will allow).

I am 20 miles away, and they don't want us there until 11am. Hope there is a place to park down the street when I get there at 8 or 7 or 6 in the morning.

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