For those who are wondering how SNAG 06 is going --
It's going very well! I have a nice selection of swaps, the vendor
room is enticing many away from, well, anything else they might
think of doing.
Have you seen the Dilbert cartoon where he's walking past "Electron
Hut," and his clothes are pulled off as he tries to resist the urge
to go in? The shop keeper says, "Yeah, we get a lot of naked
engineers in here."
It's like that with folks at the conference and the vendor room!
I'm too tired to go on at length, but the speakers are interesting,
the "Open Spaces" (the new break out sessions) are being created and
in general there's lots of wonderful energy and ideas swirling
The Kiff Slemmons show is very neat -- she asked 18 metalsmiths to
send her stuff from their studios -- some "hopeless" piece and then
she "finished" them. And the reception, in the "Tiffany Room," -- it
has some other name but no one calls it that -- at the Chicago
Cultural Center -- was just lovely.
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay