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« on: July 28, 2010, 09:58 PM »

I was digging through some old photo albums on my News and Updates blog and came across the Muse Workshop photos.  Brought back a lot of great memories.
Thought some of you would appreciate them too.
http://gwtw-kites.typepad.com/photos/chico_oct_22_and_23_08/index.html
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2010, 03:48 AM »

What a spectacular looking weekend ! Plus, everyone got a new kite as a suvenier ? Awesome !
And by the way, love the museum...
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 05:40 AM »

That was an absolutely awesome weekend!

My first real exposure to kitebuilding and it was outstanding having Kmac teach, encourage, motivate and philosophize (it's just a bag!). I've used many of his techniques in other kites and classes since then. I met some great folks that weekend, too.

Some day I'll get back to Chico, and now maybe even out to Lenoir!  Wink

Thanks for the link, Steve!
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 05:47 AM »

Is mike using the outlet cover that he just removed from the wall to cut out holes?
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 07:11 AM »

 Cheesy   Cheesy 
yep we dismantled parts of Gone with the Wind to complete the project LOL

Check your Blue Moons, that's what Ken uses for the cut outs and of course he brought his own. I immediately dug through my hardware to find one that now resides in my building box, it's getting hard to find those metal ones anymore.

Working with Ken was one of the greatest experiences, he's a craftsman, a great teacher, and a patient man. His attention to detail is astounding and he gets that point across even though stating "It's just a kite", and I never heard "Oh I forgot to tell you" although the class moved at different speeds and he often had to go over things a few times for us stragglers while trying to keep up with those more experienced. Great teacher, great hosts (Steve, Chris, GWTW), great people and good times.

Thanks for the pic's again Steve.

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010, 07:31 AM »

I had forgotten about the outlet cover and haven't had time yet today to look through the pics. Like Mike, I also acquired a couple with different profiles after that weekend for use with the hot cutter - outlet covers, range burner rings, etc. Simple but brilliant tips.

Mike, you summed it up very well! Thanks for those thoughts. And thanks again to Steve and Chris for their hospitality!
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010, 07:34 AM »

It was fun wasn't it!

Let's do it again real soon...


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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2010, 08:06 AM »

It was fun wasn't it!

Let's do it again real soon...


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The new studio is in and old building whose second floor has been gutted and empty for years. 4000 square feet of nothing but raw potential. The plan is to build it out into 6-8 artist/craftsman spaces. My space will be about 550 sq. ft., with the possibility of at least doubling that size, if needed. There is also ample "common space" for project overflow, classes, open houses, etc.

 Roll Eyes 

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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2010, 08:22 AM »



Let's do it again real soon...



 I'm in
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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2010, 08:29 AM »

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...There is also ample "common space" for project overflow, classes, open houses, etc.

 Roll Eyes 

That was what I was alluding to above, in getting out to Lenoir.  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2010, 08:40 AM »

That was what I was alluding to above, in getting out to Lenoir.  Grin


Subtley ?!?!  Huh

This crowd generally runs more like.....
A-10 Warthog (Thunderbolt II) bombing run


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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2010, 12:20 PM »

That was a great weekend.  I really enjoyed both my visits to Chico for workshops.

Ken
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2010, 09:07 PM »

i would drop everything to come up there for a sewing with Ken weekend thanx for the pics
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