The Brukner Woodcarving Club has put on an excellent show every year for decades. In fact, we were exhibitors there in 1988, 1989 and 1990. For, whatever reason, we choose to not return there for many years. Apparently, whatever it was, I’ve  gotten over it enough that we’ve been back for several years now and it’s still a very  good show. Unfortunately, not many patrons came to see it this weekend. A lot of planning and hard work by all concerned was not well repaid by the usual loyal attendance. Well, we always enjoy exhibiting at shows; seeing old friends, current and former students of ours.  I enjoyed eating my bag-lunch down by the Nature Center’s pond and watching the birds.  I guess the high-light of the show was the painting contest. June was chosen again to be one of the three judges. About eight contestants each painted a ceramic bunny rabbit. The perennial-winner was again, Juanita Early. Did you know that she is also a member of a Banjo Player’s Guild and plays with them regularly? Talented Lady. She was also an early (no pun intended) influence on my “bird-carving”.  She was really good at it but now, carves other things just as well. I took a few pics of the contest. Maybe you can pick out a few whose names you may. recall.

Congrats Juanita!

Happy birding and carving,  Bill

Bald Eagle #3

Bald Eagle #3

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