I have come to the realization that it simply is not possible to experience life to this degree AND record each newsworthy happening in the virtual world simultaneously.  Its been over a week since my last update and there’s a lot to catch you up on.  Stefano Catalani, this years ITE scholar, was in residence for a week.  We took a tour at Winterthur with Charles Hummel and visited David Ellsworth’s studio.  On Saturday, the residents wrapped up the week with a stellar demonstrations on Open Studio Day at UArts.  In addition, we are getting down to the wire in preparation for the opening night exhibition of allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2010.  Mark your calendars and join us for a spectacular event on August 6th, 2010 at the Wood Turning Center.  Amidst all this flurry of activity  – Luc and Derek and Dave have written wonderful entries about their experiences also.  You can read more on Derek’s page, Luc’s page. and Dave’s page.
On a personal note, I have been ‘learning the turning’ myself and produced my first piece in poplar and oak!  So while we are all quite busy – fear not!  Each event mentioned above will be featured in its own chapter coming soon to a virtual world near you!