I will never forget the Christmas that Santa brought me this toy kitchen. I have kept it carefully packed and stored away for years. Today I brought it down from the attic and set it up on a shelving unit that Jeffrey made for my studio using old picket fencing. I can't believe how evocative it is of that time in my childhood and how much I love it. There is a turkey in the oven that used to rotate with battery power, and the dishwasher and sink both have containers in the back to hold water that can actually run through the faucets. I have dishes and food too, but I think I will save them to use in some future artwork. I gathered a few other childhood inspired items and added them to the shelves above the toy kitchen. I have been happily working in my studio all day on a variety of projects. There is so much to do in the new year and I think I am ready!