Friday, April 15, 2016

An Unexpected Turn of Events

Have you wondered where I've been?    The simple truth is, I've been working.  Not in my studio, but in a building here.

I now go into the city to work for an accelerator in a Parsons building.   

No, it's not related to physics or to car speed; accelerators help entrepreneurs bring their products to market faster than they could on their own.  I work for XRC Labs, an accelerator partnering with Parsons and Kurt Salmon, a group dedicated to helping start-ups that combine innovative technology with retail and consumer goods.  

It's an incredibly dynamic environment.  Things move quickly and I'm working hard to climb the learning curve.  The people I work with are great and the office is filled with positive energy and excitement.  I'm meeting so many cool people who have remarkable ideas, willing to risk quite a bit to make their ideas reality.  Even the whole neighborhood is exciting: I've already shared the sidewalk with Tim Gunn and crossed the street with  Kathryn McCormick of So You Think You Can Dance fame.  (No, I didn't take pictures; I was too star-struck.)

So please bear with me as I adjust to the new demands on my time.  I've missed blogging and my studio and am confident I'll figure out how to make it all work.  Stay tuned.


Norma Schlager said...

It sounds exciting and I'm sure you'll work out the time constraints.

Karen L R said...

Congratulations on growing in new directions!