Like many businesses, my workflow gets pushed around by ordering materials and managing deadlines. I’m creating a sculpture for James Monroe Elementary School and I’m hoping to complete it before the end of the school year. I had placed an order for this copper wire last week and was waiting for it to arrive. So to keep moving my projects forward, I focused on a window commission with an end of the school year deadline. Quickly I realized I needed to go to the glass store for supplies to create that. And while I was making my list for the glass store, I decided I should also get supplies for another commission that I will be starting shortly. The result is that my studio is now full of piles of metal and glass, a jumble of lists, and drawings in various stages of completion. It’s pretty chaotic and was starting to make me a little stressed. But then it occurred to me, my projects are rolling into spring just the way the land around me is. Some days are cold, dark and rainy and it seems like nothing is happening. Other days, the sun is shining, flowers of every different color are popping out and trees are bursting with leaves and new growth. Outside and in, it’s kind of a mess right now (seriously, enough yellow pollen!) but the abundance feels great. Happy Spring!