As 2017 is wrapping up, I'm feeling both sentimental about this year and excited for the next. This year presented some serious challenges alongside amazing opportunities for personal growth. I honestly don't know where I'd be without the love and support of my family/friends/fans who have been with me through the highs and lows during my 38 trips around the sun; 15 of which I've now spent behind a torch...or huddled around a kiln...shoutout to winter!
As someone who prides himself on inspiring others, I still can't thank you enough if you sent me uplifting words when my father passed away in February from complications of COPD, your responses were positively overwhelming. If you know me, even in the slightest, you probably know how much of a major influence and role-model he was to me. I strived to make him proud, and losing him meant losing a big part of my inspiration...that is, until I realized I can still make him #proudintheclouds. Rest in peace Pops, you are missed. <3
In March, The Cave in San Francisco hosted my largest solo show to date, ThizzSpace, and it was truly one of the best weekends of my life. Shoutouts to Thomas, Chuck, and Blake for being such great hosts, and my artist friends who threw down on an epic body of work with me. And most importantly, thank you to every single one of you who came out to show your support, which made the event a smashing success! #gravygang
In July, just in time for 7/10, my signature artist line of Space Jam dropped in CO dispensaries. Teaming up with Olio, one of the top premier extract companies in Colorado, has been an absolute (terpy) treat and all-around amazing experience! If you scooped a gram of Jam at either or both drops, thank you endlessly!!! If you missed out, don't worry, the third and final installment of the Space Jam saga drops in the early spring. Stay tuned for more details. ;)
There were so many other great memories in 2017, but for those you'll have to run through my older blogs and IG. Moving forward into the new year, I have some BIG plans in store...I don't want to spoil all the details yet, but what I can say is that I've been working on some new glass designs, both shaping/function and patternwork. For the next few months I'll be feverishly dialing in the new body of work to release alongside the Space Jam 3 drop come spring. I'll also be posting up my 2018 shows and events lineup as soon as I solidify a few last dates and details as well.
As we approach Christmas and the New Year, I'll be wishing all of you a safe and warm holiday season spent with friends and families. Much love and many blessings from myself and from #teamwofo!!! -N8-
P.S. To help spread even more Christmas cheer, please follow @everdreamstudio on IG as we'll be hosting some rare glass auctions and other fun giveaways this Christmas season with 100% of the proceeds going to local families. And if YOU know someone or a family who is truly in need this holiday season, please DM the studio or myself with details. <3