My roommate from college came to visit me for my birthday yesterday and we had a great time catching up and strolling around downtown. This was her first time to see where Andrew I are living and what our town is like and she loved it. It also gave me the opportunity to go into some shops that I have never been in before. It was wonderful to take advantage of a truly beautiful day and stroll around downtown. I went into a shop called “Willow” and left there feeling very inspired. This store was filled with unique home decor, jewelery, furniture, pottery, candles, clocks, etc. Not to mention a terrific sale corner! I loved being surrounded by such creativity and vintage design (I LOVE Vintage). When I left Willow I was feeling so inspired to get back to my own sketches and plans for new work, as well as new ideas to further explore. I was definitely needing that little pick-me-up today. I am going to sit down with my sketch book and watch this documentary film on the glass artist Dale Chihuly!