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SNAG conference Savannah is over


#1

Hi all,

The conference is over, all the is sinking in,
inspiration is bubbling up. We had an "organized-at-the-last-minute"
Orchid dinner with 7 people (where were all the others?). It was fun!
We did the traditional “pass around your jewelry”, had good food,
lots of laughter and even an= encounter with a ghost or two.

The pin swap was great, lots of good stuff. The presentations were
all in teresting. The vendor room too tempting.The silent auction
exciting.The d emonstrations were way too short ( Cynthia: counting
on an Argentium work shop next year!).The final party was swell with
a very interesting, frien dly boxing match that brought in a 1000
$!!! Thanks to everybody who shared their knowledge and friendship.
See you ne xt year in Philadelphia.

Linda Savineau (heading back to Belgium)


#2

Greetings all,

Yes, we had an excellent dinner, even if it was ‘off the cuff’, and
our ghost photos…sort of came out. (I still say they’re
reflections, but I’ll load them at full res, so you can make your
own call.) They’ll be available on my website as soon as I can get
them loaded, probably Tuesday night. Stay tuned here for updates. I’m
still a jetlagged toastie critter, although my journey was not nearly
as far as Linda’s.

It was great finally being able to put faces with names. We should
definitely do it again next year in Philly.

A great time was had.
Cheers-
Brian Meek.


#3

Linda you summed it up expertly !! I had a great time and have
rested. I am heading back to the studio with a renewed vigor. I look
forward to the REVOLUTION SNAG is presenting in Philly for 2009.
Thanks to all who helped make Savannah a success !!!

Susan
www.ThorntonStudioJewelry.com


#4
The final party was swell with a very interesting, frien dly boxing
match that brought in a 1000 $!!! Thanks to everybody who shared
their knowledge and friendship. See you ne xt year in Philadelphia. 

it was fun, wasn’t it Linda.

The boxers happened to be buddies of mine, Phil Carrizzi, professor
and founder of the program at Ferris State, and Doug Bucci, now
teaching at Tyler. Both respected educators and metalsmiths of
course, and the announcer, Matthew Hollern an old school buddy from
when we were both at Tyler. He of course, is now head of the metals
program at Cleveland, which hosted the convention a couple years ago.
You’ll see a number of other notables acting in an entirely less
than academically usual manner, and having a great time, along with
the whole rest of a surprisingly rowdy roomfull of happy
metalsmiths…

Where will you see it?

Well, I had my camera on “video”, and caught the whole thing, or
pretty much of it. I gave Phil a copy, and of course he’s now put it
on Youtube.

Enjoy the laughs. Ever see stuffed animal boxing gloves before?
Gotta be a trend just poised to make it big for someone…

Peter Rowe


#5

Greetings folks:

For those of you who were there, I’ve uploaded a few pictures from
the conference, as well as all the “ghost” pictures at full bore
onto my website.

Email me directly for the link to the page. (It’s blind.) The reason
for this is that my little pocket camera shoots at 8 megapixels. Even
compressed, the JPG’s are 3-4 Mb each. I don’t want to trash my
server trying to serve everybody on Orchid a whole bunch of absurdly
massive pictures.

I’ll give it a day or two, then downsize the pictures, and publish
the link for everyone.

Regards,
Brian.

PS–>Peter Rowe: I have a picture of you from later in the
conference. I didn’t include it, pending your permission. Is OK?


#6

Yes, it was certainly a blast! A SNAG conference is not a place where
I would have imagined I’d stuff a dollar in some guy’s shorts, but
hey, it was for a good cause. (I had no idea I was on camera at the
time.) No one can accuse these conferences of being stuffy!

Great to meet Peter, Brian, and other Orchidians in person.

Eagerly anticipating next year in Philly,
Victoria
Victoria Lansford
http://www.victorialansford.com