The summer, that inevitably calls and compels me to be out of doors, is nearly finished. I canned the last two days. My fellow tight packer, Sarah and I put in two long but satisfying days all, boiling pots, scrubbing vegetables, and cramming food into glass jars. Before the canning binge I spent a solid week renovating my studio (check out the photo). I tore out some super stinky heinous carpeting (if you want a sample use my contact form, provide me with your home address, and I’ll mail you a bit of the raunchy thing!) and painted walls and floors. I am so thrilled and eager to put in some real hours in this fresh new space. My summer of teaching, performing, fraternizing, traveling, and doing home reparation is behind me. I look forward to being alone with my orange floor and my sewing machine.