Day: December 2, 2006

What is a local art or craft?

A couple of weeks ago, a woman from Michigan stuck her head in the door of the studio and said she was looking for “local arts and crafts.”

“That’s what we do here,” I told her, pointing to the various studios and galleries in The Jacksonville Center.

“But these galleries could be anywhere,” she said. “I’m looking for something that says ‘Floyd County’ or at least the Blue Ridge Mountains.”

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Hitting the wall

The thermometer reads 35 outside although the sun on the trees makes it look warmer from the inside. Obviously, looks are deceiving.

But I’m not outside, nor am I going out for the next day or two. The doctor orders rest along with the usual lecture about pushing too hard, working too many hours and trying to do too much.

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