Sorry about that— let’s see packing, more packing, cleaning, loading a truck and moving (thanks to mom & dad, for kicking it in gear). That is what you missed, not much I know but really, for me, it was quite a lot for a week. I know this does not explain my absence for a month, but I’m just getting the handle on this blog thing. So I have said goodbye to NSCAD, Halifax and most of the people I left behind. Could not have imagined how much I was going to miss the community over there at NSCAD, more centered around the ceramics department. There were plenty of up’s and down’s, as with any University, but what I took out was what I was looking- a better language in ceramics. I always wanted to be better technically in my work, but never was I pushed as I was at NSCAD to develop a concept. I want to shout out to Chelsea Legge (check this artist out folks http://www.facebook.com/slightlyirregular, a Nova Scotia original and when I can I will show you all the mug I exchanged for), Rachel de Conde ( https://www.facebook.com/Racheldecondeceramics another wonderful artist and teacher at NSCAD) and of course Catherine O’Reilly (stone mason, blacksmith and all around great teacher/mentor)- you girls rock. But of course I will mention all the great teachers and artists within the ceramics dept. – Rory MacDonald, Neil Forrest, Doug Bamford, and Joan Bruneau—– Ann-Alise Keeping, Trevor Shearing, Torrance Beamish, Julie, Taylor, Malory, Laura, Erin R, Erin W, Erin H, Eryn C (see a pattern happening, phew), Ben, B-Sharp, B (http://bpracticalpottery.wordpress.com) , Kelsey, JI!, Sarah Cheetham (keep fiddling), Phillipe as well as anyone else I have forgotten to mention but there are so many of you! That is it for now, you special few reading this. Watch out for more this week on the trek across Canada, to get to Medicine Hat and to MEDALTA. Later!