I've registered for three one-night classes Feb 2, 7, and 11, about CNC router fabrication.
After a performance of Avant-guard music by the head of the music department at University of California at Berkeley, I introduced myself and showed him a picture of my keyboard. He said it was interesting and I should try to reach him this week.
I was given the names of a few architectural firms in Sonoma, that do "traditional" work, to whom my portfolio from the east coast might be relevant.
I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.