(lobby view of The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. I would love to say this is where the studio is located, but we are in an annex building a few blocks away)
My 3rd year of Metal Smith classes start today. Like a kid in a candy shop all the pretty things go round and round in my imagination - things like the following:
electric rolling machines
Patterns on metals
Rows of huge torches
Stumps, yes tree stumps, several of them
every kind of hammer you could love
this thingie and that thingie and more thingies
The hardest part is climbing out of my warm bed and into the world of maneuvering the best traffic flow to drive. Alexandria is not that far away, it would be a fun fast drive if it weren't for all the other vehicles :P
I'll drive pass the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery (all those brave souls), and over to my left, across the Potomac our various memorial buildings- Washington Monument, etc...
...and downtown Alexandria is rich with history and it is so inspiring!
Have a wonderful day!