Yes......wonderful.....Can we do it again next week???? LOL!!
It felt, by the last day, that I had lived there for a long time and was
sorry to have to leave. All that was missing were my doggies......And
Phoebe Easton, I wish you could have been there, we missed you terribly.
So many friends from all over the world, and new friends. Meeting people I
had spoken to for many years but never met, Like Nancy Morains, Ingrid
Weimann, many others. Meeting new kindred spirits, not only in regards to
marbling, but similar life experiences....(you may know who you are!).
Marblers I had long admired but never had met such as Hikmet, Nedim
Meeting new friends who did not even speak English....Montse Buxo from
Spain, who was next to me at the portfolio sale....if you can read this in
English, I think you are the next marbling superstar, and a delightful
person.....I gave you a mention in the Guild Of Bookworkers Journal and
hope it does you some good business-wise.
Hikmet, Jake and Patty...your tiles are now displayed in my studio. I gave
my own tile to a good friend who loved it ....with the condition I can look
at it and remember the fun I had making the tile with you, Jim Currier.
Great to see former students who are now excellent marblers, great to see
the demos and how people work. It was like being at the very core of
creativity, it was very intense.
And.....Vi......I am so happy you won the wonderful book!! It will be so
happy with you.You are right...it did need to go to Australia! That was
something to remember!
If any of you are passing through New Jersey/New York area....please call!
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As one of the participants of the IMG, and a first timer, I was totally
by the job that you and your Planning Board did! Your job of organization
left nothing undone from my viewpoint. I certainly agree with Vi's comment
about a Marbling Village at Arrowmont, because the inhabitants of that
Village became a Community in every sense of the word.
Whenever I started to form a question about what was going on, all I had
do was thumb through the booklet, and there was the answer. I especially
liked the synopses of the lectures and demos. That made it possible to
really listen to the verbal presentation.
The barbecue was an incredible finale to the Gathering - the food was great
and the setting and music really provided a touch of Tennessee.
I can only begin to guess the man/woman hours that went into the planning,
and hope that your Board has had a chance to sit down relax and catch a nap
Please extend my thanks to the staff at Arrowmont as well - the food was
great, and everyone was courteous and seemed on top of whatever situation
And to you, Laura, hats off and thanks again!
Caryl Hancock, Indianapolis<