Seeds of Joy comes from my list, Why do I make Art? The first list item, “To plant the seeds of joy, hope, and my truth.” And new to the line-up, actual almonds (sealed with a finish), Lake Superior stones, and air-dry clay assemblages on wood panels. I’ve had the sculpture itch and wanted to include actual seeds, so we’ll see where that may lead. As I said in January, Joy is the opposite of my least favorite words: greed, hate, shame, hopelessness, fear, cynicism, and despair… Joy is an antidote. Making art is a hopeful state of being. At times making art is a struggle, but I’ve been doing this long enough to know, these seeds will sow something.