Monthly Check-In / by Diana Khoi Nguyen

I've survived a month. Over a month! Not sure I can rehash everything here, but I did just finish drafting a potential blog post for Boston Review's blog. Fingers crossed that they'll take it. If not, I'll post it here!

It has been a whirlwind, to say the least. Sheep/wool conference, trip to Reykjavik, Landmannalauger, ride-sharing back to Blönduós, productive days and evenings in the studio, trying to hitchhike and failing, renting a car, taught myself to drive manual, spent a whole day exploring Northern Iceland (Akureyri! Lake Myvatn! Nature Baths! Hverir!) with fellow resident Alma, obtained pony-hair from the slaughterhouse, showed some WIP at the end of September art show, went to Skagastrond Nes Residency and to their open studios--picked wild crowberries,

And now it's just me and Nancy left at the residency here. It feels so quiet here now--and this week only I've been struggling to wake up early like I usually do.

There's so many more things to make! I shouldn't disappear into loneliness.

More soon.