2011 started out great, and stayed good for about the first half of the year, after that it really started to suck.
Korea was really good, I came back to the US at the end of April thinking I would be here for 1-2 months. Now it's the end of December and I'm still here.
Traveling was good this year. I think of my time in Korea as an extended trip. I took a three week trip to Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia in January. In May I finally went back to San Diego to visit after being gone for over 6 years.
I didn't complete any interesting pieces in 2011. I wasn't really able to focus on making new work because I was too stressed and thinking too much about going back to Korea. I made lockpicks, aluminum training blades, and some small pieces. I am working on a belt made like the scale neck piece I finished in 2009. I'll post photos of that once it's done.
I'm glad 2011 is over.