Thank you CREW!

The 2014 Sign Magic Workshop is now history. Like the work we do daily in our shop, the workshops we host are the result of the hard work of an entire team. I truly appreciate the enormous effort put forward by everyone involved to make them run so smoothy all the way through. In the house a large team, led by Janis cooked incredibly delicious meals and snacks to indulge us to the absolute maximum possible. In the shop my team made sure everything was in it's place and ready. I had no worries the entire weeekend and could simply concentrate on the things I needed to teach along with giving each student generously of my time. Peter handled the concrete sculpting demonstrations with ease while Becke did wonders teaching the painting techniques all weekend long. My whole family makes me just about burst my buttons with pride.

As always we also enjoyed a guest instructor, Jeff Hartman, one of the authors of EnRoute, the CNC routing software we use. Jeff's easy going style and willingness to spend long hours with the attendees was one of the highlights of the workshop.

We had a wonderful group attend this workshop, coming from as far away as Australia, Georgia, Wyoming, California, Alberta, and various parts of British Columbia. Each and every one and shares their knowledge and experience during the workshop making it even better.

Our job through the wekend was to share our techniques and teach but also to inspire and encourage each attendee in their creative journies. Judging from our guests comments as they left it seemed we exceeded our objectives, thanks to everyone's massive efforts.

Tomorrow we'll put the shop back into production once more, almost an easy effort compared to hosting the workshop, but in three days we'll begin the process once more, just in time to host the Sculpture Magic workshop that begins unofficially on Thursday afternoon.

-grampa dan