Friday, April 23, 2010

Afternoon at Rio Grande

Thursday afternoon, I had the great pleasure of bringing my spoons to display at the Faculty Fellow presentation for the Madog Center for Welsh Studies at Rio Grande University in Rio Grande, Ohio. Not only did I get to see a wonderful presentation on Welsh Needle Art, but I also got to meet many very nice people, most of whom were already familiar with the Welsh Lovespoon tradition. That is always a treat for me, and seems to add to the enjoyment of the people viewing the spoons, too. It was so nice to be somewhere with a strong Welsh interest - a wonderful afternoon! Thanks, Jeanne and everyone at Rio Grande who welcomed me there!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Here we are in April, and I'm just working away on lots of spoons. In May, I'll be doing a celtic festival in Hartville, Ohio, so I'm (as usual) working on inventory. I did, recently, finish my first spoon with a caged ball... here's a picture!

Dave Western and I are also getting very close to a point where we'll have a design. Deciding on a finishing point with two designers is a rather difficult problem, however, we both know we're close. I wonder if we'll reach a point where we both look at a design and say "yes - this is it!" Well, we will see!
- Laura