Monday, October 8, 2012

Away no, Busy yes!

I bet that some of you out there may have thought that we fell into the deep Shenandoah Valley, but I am here to report that we didn't. As so many of you already know and those of you who have guessed it is me, Debbie, wife who writes these blogs. I had read so much about blogs before I started this one and the one thing that I clearly noted and had promised to do to you and to myself was to be consistent with posting. So I owe you all the big apology for breaking the promise.

Life has been oh so busy and sad to say that writing, which does not come as second nature to me, has taken the rear seat in my life; although I have to say that I was a tiny bit good and did keep up with the Studio Gallery part of this blog. We have added new pictures and have posted to our facebook page and have kept up with what items have gone to happy homes. This segues into the question… Why do you keep sold items up in the gallery? Well to us it is kind of simple. Even though a piece cannot be exactly duplicated due to wood being unique unto itself, sometimes and I repeat, sometimes the design can be simulated. So this way if you found the piece that you liked on our site or in one of our selling venues and hesitated in the purchase of it, soon to find that someone else also liked it and did purchase it you can contact us and talk about what we can do to satisfy your need for wood. Sometimes he can and sometimes he can't and the moral to that tale is don't hesitate. Purchasing an original piece is what makes it all the more special for you.

Now back to the life in and out of the studio. Steve has been busy creating various pieces big and small. I have just finished doing a count and see that we have 69 pieces Sold in the Studio Gallery and 73 pieces waiting to get to your home. Well I didn't like that balance so I just finished adding eleven new pieces for your eyes. Even had a bit of fun making them a bit larger on the viewing field. At the end of September Steve was invited to host the James Madison University Lifelong Learning Institute group for a mini demonstration on woodturning. September also found Steve at the 2012 Virginia Woodturners Symposium which again was a wonderful experience. So much wood and so little time. October has us involved with "The Wonders of Wood" exhibit at C'VilleArts in Charlottesville and Steve will be in the gallery on October 14th. So stop by if you are in the area and say hello.
As for me I also have been busy. We are still at two markets a week which keeps us on our toes at all times. In fact Steve has also started to do some of the markets when I am over at OASIS Art Gallery being the docent of the day. I have also taken huge leaps with my GenealogicalAppointments. Not that I have blogged much there either but I have started to teach again. I have just finished up three classes with beginners starting at age 11 and heading on up from there. They were an amazing cluster of students eager to learn what all of those leaves mean and how to organize them on their tree. I am preparing class schedules for late winter, early spring at the moment so watch for that information in addition to all of the wood stuff that happens in and around The WoodArt Studio.

And so I will try my best to be more consistent with this blog, especially as we head into the active holiday season. Remember that we are always at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market on Tuesdays and Saturdays, barring horrible rainy snowy weather. We are trying to add a few more mini shows in between also. The Market will also have its first ever unofficial-official Thanksgiving Saturday Market on November 24th from 9am to Noon. Posting on that event will be on facebook.

Create an awesome day for yourself and until next we meet…. Take the right branch.

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