My car is packed to the gills with everything I think I will need during my one week residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Geoff thinks I may have gone overboard, but I think he is underestimating the power of the freedom to work as much as I want to without all of my normal responsibilities. Besides, there is nothing worse than feeling inspired and not having the materials at hand to act on that impulse. The last few weeks I’ve been busy making cradle boards in the wood shop and gesso-ing the surfaces in preparation for this week. I have six large scale panels and several smaller panels waiting for some marks. We will see how the week unfolds….