With summer beginning and a couple of months off from work, I have been prepping my environment and my "in-vironment" for tackling some creative interests.  I have enrolled in a wheel throwing class so that I can get better use out of my pottery wheel and I will also be using the pottery curriculum of my esteemed colleague, Heidi, to hone my skills in clay.  I have been using my mandala works to prime my mind/spirit in order to relieve the tension I often feel when embarking on creative pursuits. I am optimistic this will be a productive summer.