The weather pattern world-wide has been unpredictable of late! Forget spring…our lengthy and arduous Mid-west winter has seemingly become summer overnight! We went from snow accompanied by frigid temperatures just two weeks ago to hot summer-like weather!  The trees have barely leafed out, but all of sudden the flower beds are bursting with new growth and with that comes the realization that I will have to temporarily abandon art projects and devote my time and energy to garden maintenance, porch and deck cleaning, and all other tasks involved in making the house summer ready!  Believe me, I’d much rather be in the studio than outdoors with the bugs while raking leaves out of the herb garden, cleaning out the garage, and hosing down porch furniture!  But when it’s finished, I’ll look on it all as a job well done and my reward will be getting back to playing with beads, metal, resin, polymer clay, and paper!