This past month has been a very busy month in teaching, travelling, and adventures in cooler temperatures. Last year I scheduled my July to spend most of it in Maine, where my husband and I could escape the heat of South Carolina, and enjoy the balmy, cool breezes of coastal Maine. It sort of worked, but not quite as planned.
It turned out that my husband had to stay in SC and work. He runs a foam insulation company, and for some odd reason as the temps increase to the mid to upper 90s in SC, everyone wants their attics insulated – go figure… So he stayed in SC and sweated in attics while I traveled to cooler climates and tried to resist telling him how wonderful and cool it was in Maine. Poor guy…
I started out teaching a 5 day introduction to carving class at Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. It was a great class, and everyone did an amazing job. Here are some highlights:
And then I had to go home for 5 days before the Lie-Nielsen Open House (can you believe it?). I had planned on staying in Maine as an attempt at a vacation – didn’t happen. There was too much I needed to do back home.
I flew back into Rockland, Maine just before the Open House in a little Cessna from Boston – it was SO fun. I love flying in those little planes. It ended up being about $200 less expensive for me to fly into Rockland than fly into Portland – I don’t understand that, but I jumped at it.
The open house was a lot of fun. I got to see old friends and met a lot of new friends. Open House highlights:
And then the next week I spent 4 days filming 2 instructional videos for Lie-Nielsen – one on carving a Greenman and one carving a Pineapple.
And finally I taught a fun weekend carving class at Lie-Nielsen.
And now I’m back in SC continuing to work on my acanthus leaf book and catching up on commissions. Never a dull moment! But enjoying life!
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