Whenever I go back home to Maryland for a visit, I always love to rummage through my room and look through all the artwork that I have done over the years. I have all kinds work: paintings, drawings, etchings, silk screenings, sculptures, pottery, etc. Some of it is embarrassing to stumble upon and some is not so bad. I have a stack of drawings and sketches from my anatomy and figure drawing class in college that I am rather proud of. I also have a self-portrait that is hiding in my closet that I am not so proud of. I think it is scary looking. I usually crack up whenever I see it! I just could not conquer that project! I still enjoy going through my work. I often have an”Oh, I remember this” moment. This vase was one of those moments. It was on a shelf in my closet. It was one I had done in college that has beautiful crystal formations on it. (Ivory and Manganese colorants.) I was last home in April for one of my baby showers and brought this piece home. It is actually a really nice vase. A bit heavy feeling in the foot, but it has a nice shape and great crystals. I brought it back to New Hampshire with me and ground the bottom smooth. On Mother’s day I filled it with a fresh bouquet of pink carnations I had received…I am after all a mother to be! I love rediscovering pieces like this.