Just steps away from the working heart of the studio you'll find my vegetable garden. Every year it is a much loved place to take a quick break. A chance to look up from the fine detail work and focus on the surrounding rolling hills, as well as get a breath of fresh air, some sunshine, and usually some mosquito bites. I find these brief breaks from work are essential to both my productiveness in the studio, and and staving off work burn out. I love my work, but breaks are important, both for my happiness, and my productivity. And there is nothing more relaxing and simply rewarding than quietly pulling weeds and planting seeds.