If Spring Ever Comes... / by Teresa Wooden

Holy cow...It's mid-April and the snow is coming down, on top of the ice that came down yesterday, on top of the sleet that fell the day before that.  It's spring in Michigan, but someone forgot to tell Mother Nature.  The daffodils are still in bud and now encased in ice.  The tulips that weren't eaten down by rabbits are frozen.  However the birds outside my window are unfazed...they are singing spring songs and chasing one another around while investigating potential nesting spots...they give me hope.

The second annual Artz and Gardenz Studio Tour is scheduled for this Mother's Day weekend, May 12th and 13th, from 10 to 5 each day.  I had planned to have my straw bale garden planted and growing, the tulips in full bloom, and a full studio of work to greet visitors.  Well at least I will have some new work...since it's too cold to go outside I've been getting lots done in the studio.

I will be firing some sculptures and small pieces in Mike Taylor's wood kiln again next week.  I've made a trio of wild pony sculptures that I'm excited to fire.  I've also been stacking up lots of carved work and some garden pieces to fire here in my own studio, and I have a new metal sculpture or two to unveil!  Even if the snow is falling I'll be excited to have folks stop by and visit me and see my little workspace in our underground home.  You can find more info on the tour on our website, www.artzandgardenz.com and on our facebook page (artz and gardenz studio tour).  Hope to see you then!