AUGUST 21,2011

Another week has passed. I taught a beginning turning class this week. The group was great. It is a bitter sweet moment for me. I began the travel portion of my project last year after the class I taught at The Center For Furniture Craftsmanship. As of yesterday I have completed all the planned venues of my trip and next week I go back to Boston and my house for a week. I will spend the month of September as a fellow back at the CFC. October 1 am am officially “parked”for a period of time unknown at this writing. Jenn is back in Santa Fe and we have been discussing the next phase of Turning Around America. We have several possible art projects which include a component of education and one teaching project. I am getting calls from different groups to come give slide presentations of the journey and teach a few more school classes. Many people asked if I will write a book and that is also something I am considering. We will continue the web site putting in different pictures , news and letters. I can not believe 11 months have passed. I left the Center yesterday and drove to the Cape. I am having a one week vacation with a group of my oldest friends. It is a wonderful feeling to be with people who know you so well. I have known this gang for over twenty six years. They have been there for me through thick and thin and I deeply appreciate them. My closest friends Martha and Leah could not come due to the death of Martha’s Father. We are all thinking of them and Martha’s family.

Here are some pictures of my wonderful class. I had each person choose their favorite piece from the week to pose with. Sam is the only portrait missing.

My class











Our residue



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2 Responses to AUGUST 21,2011

  1. Gary Pierce says:

    Hi Beth, Seeing these photos of your class at CFC, takes me back to 08 when I got to be there with you, I’m betting this class will remember the good times for the rest of their lives, just like I will.
    Keep up your great work,

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