The winter is New Jersey doesn't want to leave. Because I've been training for the NJ marathon, I've been spending a lot of hours running outside in the cold, rain, wind & snow. Sometimes, when the weather has been more than I can stand, I have reluctantly run inside on the treadmill which I feel is close to torture. On a recent treadmill run, I had the option to play one of those city videos to try to take my mind off the drudgery. I chose San Francisco and ran along the path to the Golden Gate bridge. It wasn't quite the same but it helped. I've been doing the same thing with my artwork-- I envision warm summer days, watching the sunset at the beach. In this piece, I incorporated a heavy copper wire into the waves and a thinner wire into the breeze blowing above. I feel the wire embedded in the glass helps ground the piece and gives it a permanence and solidity that it needs. The forecast for my long run tomorrow includes windchill temperatures in the 20's. I'll be reaching out to grab onto those wires to pull me back to a happy summer place in my mind as I go.