Since the weather has been so hot and humid my studio lends much relief, as I am cool and comfortable all day. I keep the window and the door open, but being in the basement it still stays cool. Easy then to condition and form new pieces, not sweat doing the sanding, not even noticing the heat of the small oven going all day. Outside the window we have a small tree, usually filled with sparrows making the usual sparrow racket, and as we live right in the centre of Montreal the sounds of birds, and all the trees in our back garden seem to transport me into the country. Best of both worlds I say.