With my change in jobs I have restored my ability to travel and spend time with friends and family. Before I started in Jamestown I spent time at the farm working outside and visiting family. It was a great way for me to prepare for the Jamestown move. This past weekend I traveled back up north. I went to Grand Forks, stopping first in Park River to see some very important individuals. It was a perfect fall day for a horseback ride checking the cows. I think the horses had fun too.
After Park River I made my way to Grand Forks. I got there in time to surprise Lisa York (www.lisayorkarts.com) at her opening of her ceramics show at Muddy Waters Clay Center (www.muddywatersclay.org). It was great night with friends.
One last stop before going back to Jamestown...Matt & Heather's farm. Matt is another grad school friend who recently became the newest staff member at the North Dakota Museum of Art. There is lot of change happening in the art world of North Dakota:) Matt and Heather just bought a house in the country. Heather and the girls are busy at home with the gardens and the animals (chickens, cats, and of course Myles the dog). Heather is also very busy creating different types of soap for her business, Dakota Soap Works. If you are looking for wonderful soap, check Heather's website (www.dakotasoapworks.com)
My weekend ended with a car ride through the middle of North Dakota. It is still strange for me to be the one leaving and journeying back to south central ND. It was a beautiful day for a drive!