I am not giving up the business itself, and will continue to post projects, exhibitions, and opportunities that involve collaboration and the wider community. Meanwhile, I will also be posting at my personal blog about other projects and observations: http://josiemai.blogspot.com/
I am taking the time to consider the best next move. I'm wondering if I can establish the Beehive in the art department on campus, forging a partnership between the public and MSSU. I think that could be fruitful, and centrally located. I could continue to offer workshops and summer camps at times when my classroom is not being used for university students. Or perhaps partnering with Spiva Center for the Arts, who has already been so supportive of my art education initiatives. I'm excited for the next phase, and I am thankful for those of you who have participated in forging this small but mighty idea.
Please continue to support local arts endeavors and businesses with your money and time. It is vital to our quality of life in Southwest Missouri. Thanks!