I spent my time at VCCA catching up on sleep, eating three meals a day, reading, plotting my cross country adventure and setting up my studio. There were about twenty of us at any given time, mostly writers and mostly ladies. The writers head salon style readings after dinner which gave everyone an opportunity to get to know each other and our respective work a little better. I made some new friends and explored the rural countryside and town of Amherst (where I found the great murals).
|My bed (with the awesome quilt my aunt made)|
|I find Royal Shiree in the pergola|
|setting up the studio|
|planning my route for the next four months|
|silo outside my studio|
|new year's eve - David brings the Maker's|
|Elisa Albert, Caroline Patterson, Linda Lee Nicholas at a reading|
|beautiful weeds outside my studio|
|dining room window|
|Murals in downtown Amherst, VA|
|Royal's reading / performance the gang also with Lisa Phillips, Jillian Medoff, Ariel Lewiton|
Original dates December 30 - January 6, 2013.