At Eric’s workshop today, a few of the students worked on the Creel. (Pictured is work-in-progress next to a more finished one without the straps.)
Too bad ladies — It’s cold out! You’ll have to wait ’til next year for that big catch. What did I do today? Took some pictures, answered emails, sent off PDFs of some magazine covers, worked on a logo and finished some design concepts for a few clients. Not as much fun as weaving and eating pumpkin bread… but close.
The hardest part about going on the road for Eric’s workshops is leaving our crazy but lovable dog Chance. But we know he is having fun with his cousin Jolene, a.k.a. Jo-Jo-Bean (on the right). They do lots of playing, eating homemade dog snacks and enjoying leisurely naps.
The Penn-Jersey Basketry Guild celebrated their 25th Anniversary and invited Eric to give a presentation at their special celebratory meeting held on the Jersey Shore. He spoke about his career and gave a demonstration on bending wood. At the end of his talk, it was time for ‘questions and answers.’ One person asked “Where do you get your design inspiration from?” To be funny, I was in the back of the room wildly pointing at myself. I guess he didn’t see me! Afterwards, he told me he thought I was signaling him to wrap it up and he was talking too long. We both got a good laugh.