Treasure Box Series II Progress
|Treasure Box Series II Nearly Complete|
The day Kristen and I left to fly to Winston Salem, Patrice finished cutting out the ebony background packet and was ready to start putting it together.
This Treasure Box is twice as difficult as the first series Treasure Box, and it includes subtle complexities that makes it even more challenging. ...
Exciting WIA Week in Winston Salem
Fortunately, I had decided to arrive several days in advance of the WIA conference and stay a few days after, so Kristen and I were able to spend some quality time in old Winston Salem. In fact, the last time I visited Winston Salem and MESDA was in 1978, during one of my several trips to visit East coast museums and historic settlements....
A Simple Painting In Wood Etude
|Always Start With The Basics|
When I decided to open up my marquetry workshop to students, I had to decide what kind of curriculum to follow, knowing that I would have a wide range of students with a wide range of abilities and experience.
Therefore, I followed the musical format which I learned during the decades I was involved with classical music....
OBG Raises Questions and Provides Answers
|Made Possible by Old Brown Glue|
I developed and used Old Brown Glue nearly 10 years before I began selling it to the "public." That was almost 15 years ago, and I was naturally concerned about how others would be able to use this glue and what questions they may raise. Since that time this glue has been used for making American Indian...
Jewel Cabinet Backstory Revealed
|A Little Pride Showing|
This Jewel Cabinet was part of the first SAPFM...
Fine Art or Decorative Art? Makes a Difference!
|Made of Wood. How Can This Not Be Fine Art?|
Three things happened to me when I lived in Paris off and on for a decade in the 1990's. First of all, I sat at the feet of Pierre Ramond and sucked up all the valuable knowledge he was happy to throw at me. Secondly, I got to meet many of the most important furniture and museum...