Today I went to the Natick Open Studios with my mom. It was cool to see local artists and to see what they’re showcasing. A lot of it was handcraft work so; jewelry, silversmith, pottery, mosaics, etc. There was photography and painting too. I always enjoy seeing open studios as it inspires me to keep continuing to focus on my own work. It also made me realize that since my grandmother isn’t around anymore to make jewelry for, I have so many beading supplies left that I really got to do something with. I’ve been meaning to use them up and I suppose that since I’m unemployed doing jewelry all the time wouldn’t be such a bad thing. Perhaps I could also make enough to sell. But it was 73 degrees and sunny today (and its October 20th!!) perfect weather to go to building to building to see artwork. I even met a painter who got a degree at Cedar Crest! Who knew! We were laughing because we always had the problem around here saying that we went to a “small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania” because not many people knew the school, but not this time!