Monday, April 24 is International Sculpture Day but I began celebrating at the beginning of the month when I went to Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, TN to take a workshop in Moveable Steel Sculpture. I've been working with steel for about 4 years but most of my sculptures have been stationary so I was especially excited to learn how to create something that moves. I knew I wanted to make a pendulum but one of the special considerations was how to get it home in my suitcase. I designed the components to dissemble for travel although I knew with it's spikey-looking pieces, I was sure to draw the eye of the TSA employees! Since the workshop was just 4 days, I didn't have time to finish everything I wanted while I was there. When I got home, I attached to the pendulum a fused glass piece that I created out of murrine which catches the light as it swings. It still needs a few minor details but I plan to spend some time on International Sculpture Day putting the finishing touches on it. This workshop opened my eyes to a whole world of moveable sculpture which I look forward to continuing to create.