Soon I will be going to Colorado to speak to the Colorado Metalsmiths Association. It's not the first time I've spoken at a conference but it is the first time that I have spoken about myself. I'm not sure that it's something I'm terribly comfortable with but I'm embracing the challenge. It's flattering to think that someone wants to hear about my work. Even though it's a huge part of my life, my identity, even my social life, it's just not something I talk about very much. I'm wondering what it is that people want to know about me, about the work. I'm hoping that you all will tell me what might interest you. Of course I plan to show loads of images but since my technique is pretty consistent there is going to have to be more than talk about each individual piece. When you go hear an artist give a slide talk what is it that grabs you? What lights a fire in you to get into your studio and make work? I want my audience to be more than just informed. I want them to be excited, motivated, and mesmerized. Is that too much to ask? Tell me what you think.