It's totally fun to visit with relatives from out of state, especially if you haven't seen them for years. I will admit it though: some fun things that happen in life are serious distractions to making art (It's still work), so friends and relatives that are self-directed and low maintenance are my favorite type of visitors! Such were the aunt and uncle that came to Tucson to visit this past week. Give them a destination and all they had to do was plug it into the GPS in the truck and they were off and running to some national park or two. Great people, and we had a good time.
Aside from visitors, a few taiko gigs, the up-coming 3-week long Tucson Gem Show (Starts on January 31st!), two overnight trips to Phoenix next month including the fantastic two-day Japanese cultural event called Matsuri; I'm working in my studio to get ready for a show in March. Plus I'm also working with another artist on some possible art workshops for kids and collaborative projects in the very near future! So I may start an e-mail newsletter so YOU can keep up with any future workshops, classes, and other fun events I may be doing or partaking in plus blog updates!
Here is an announcement for a Tucson arts project I will be helping with and doing some marketing for- you will see me helping out at this event next Tuesday: