Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Tour de Georgia 2006

Tour de Georgia 2006 is coming to town today. While I am very excited about the cyclists ending today's leg of the race here today, I hope that the road traffic will be manageable! I have a lot of road miles to put in today at work, and afterwork with GWS, with much of it downtown. Does that sound petty? Sure it does, but that is life in America these days.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Folk School

I spent the last week at the John C. Campbell Folk School taking a woodworking class, where we built an Appalachian Dulcimer. Mine turned out ok looking, and it sounds fairly good too. I still have a long way to go on my playing....but the instrument looks great. We learned a couple of simple melodies, but the vast majority of the time was spent on construction.

I went with a tulip design on the front for the sound holes, accented with woodburning for the stems and stamens.

If you want to take a class in almost any form of artwork, the folk school is the place to go!