From the President....
We are now in the “tween” period for the organization. By the time you get this the holidays will be upon us and our post-holiday party will be approaching.
Before I had a studio roof over my head, the carving season was over, called on account of rain and cold. Now I can keep at it all year, but I miss my stone buddies. Community is what makes this organization such an amazing group. Carl Nelson was in Eugene and he got lucky enough to coincide with a potluck with a bunch of our crew there. Up in the Seattle area we had a get-together at Dan Colvin’s studio to talk about using the natural rind of the stone to enhance the sculpture’s design. In early December we’ll have a get-together at my studio to talk about textures. Sure, I want to hear the cool stuff that others have done with texture, but I also relish the chance to be with my community.
The energy we all feel at the symposia seems to reside in each of us, every day.
If you have an idea for a fun get-together when the symposiums are not in session, drop me a line.
Carve well, have fun, and wear a good respirator,