On Saturday morning I pulled away from my beloved Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts where I spent a glorious week absorbing massive amounts of information and inspiration from the very talented Robert Dancik. Who knew I would get an amazing teacher and someone who “gets” me all wrapped up in one person. Just when I think art camp can’t possibly get any better I get proved oh so wrong. As Robert explained, the teacher and the experience will appear just at the moment when you need it. Boy did I need it and I left satiated and deliciously full to the gills with creative ideas and several incredible new friends.
Now on to the friend part. I was lucky to return to camp with my friend Jim (who is a fabulous wood-carver and turner) and as you do at camp you manage to collect friends fairly quickly. I made a beeline in class for Julie whom I still think reminds me of a woodland fairy. She has the most magnetic personality and all were enchanted by her and her jewel like blue eyes. And she can drop a damn good f bomb just when I need to hear it. Next, I collected a whole family. This story is just too good. The Brothers Evans came to camp at the request of their mother and what a family they are. All four brothers had me laughing hysterically every day and kept the drinks flowing every night. Definitely the family I would want to step into as the token sister. (Not sure I would survive though.) My hat’s off to your fabulous mom!
I made my way to Asheville Saturday morning a bit weepy that my week had come to an end but incredibly grateful to all that made it a week to remember.