Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Judge's Choice Award

Honored that my photo received the 2016 TGOA/MGCA Judge's Choice Award!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Editing My Dad's Photos

I am working on a project involving my dad's photos from around 1973-1975.  Several caught my eye this morning...

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Other Artists at ABANA

Although Jeff was working most of the conference, we did manage to stop by a few other tents.  These national conferences are basically a "who's who" in the metal artistry world and it's amazing to see such talent in one place. In a few tents, groups of smiths were working on large sculptures, and another group built a railing with some incredible detail work.  I didn't get many photos and I don't know many of the people in these photos except Tony Swatton....but here are a few:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Day 2 - ABANA Conference in Salt Lake City

Jeff, Jay and Bill (and others) worked non-stop on Thursday to give all their students a wonderful experience.  Everyone walked away with a fire rake and a back scratcher.  Their tent was so popular that they started running every class twice, which allowed more students to partcipate -- it also meant that they were exhausted!  Happy....but exhausted!

And, I took a few hours to tour the Temple, since I couldn't really go to Salt Lake City and not stop by (although Jeff, Jay, Bill and all the others did just that because they were working non-stop!).  While the Temple was interesting and beautiful, I was really taken by the modern art exhibited all over the downtown....and a little rainbow my son found as we walked back to the conference.  

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Day 1 - Youth Teaching Tent at ABANA's Conference in Salt Lake City

We've just returned from the ABANA conference in Salt Lake City, where Jeff had the great pleasure of working alongside Jay Burnham Kidwell and Bill McMillon, as well as lots of other volunteers who helped make the tent a huge success.  It was a very busy week, as the tent was very, very popular.  On the first evening session, Jay led a class in making fire pokers.