At the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show a week ago, a friend who does web site development and maintenance, stopped by my booth. He had looked at my site and had this comment: Nice site, but you might want to consider changing the title of your blog to 'Years of A Turner' as you have failed to post an entry for almost a year! Point well taken. I will try to live up to the title of the blog and comment more frequently.
I have been home for a week now and energy has slowly trickled back into my batteries. The PMA show was exhausting but a great success. Held as the PA Convention Center, it features wonderful work by 195 of the countries best artists. 18,000 people come to look, talk and buy. Pamela (my 'booth biscuit', partner and supporter) and I staffed the store (booth 420) Wednesday through Sunday. I was awarded a prize for "Design Excellence," one of 7 ribbons given at the show and sold many pieces, including Torus 2 and Sphere 2, a technically hair-raising 12" sphere in holly and ebony. We stayed with dear friends in Villanova and commuted into Center City on the Paoli Local --just like actual business people. The Reading Terminal Market, touted as One of Top Ten Public Spaces in America," is just across Arch Street from the show. It allowed us to pick our cuisine - from deadly but delicious (Philly Cheesesteaks, for example) to Middle Eastern and Indian. And Basset hand-packed ice cream. Double yum.