Macica Workshop-Back from the Irish Isle

DSC01679 (Custom) Greetings!  We have returned from our two week trip over to Ireland.  We were able to see so much while over there... DSC02074 (Custom)DSC01592 (Custom)   Amazing, beautiful landscapes.... DSC01127 (Custom)DSC01260 (Custom)DSC01239 (Custom) Quaint little towns with colorful houses and storefronts... DSC01715 (Custom)DSC01290 (Custom)DSC00886 (Custom)DSC01854 (Custom) Historical sites and sculptures of important Irish figures... DSC01313 (Custom)DSC01312 (Custom)DSC01925 (Custom)DSC01893 (Custom)   Good Food and Markets..... DSC01629 (Custom) and of course....lots of fun Irish music!  I was able to sit in a "Trad" (what they call traditional Irish music) session almost every night... DSC01416 (Custom)DSC02156 (Custom)DSC01641 (Custom)DSC01410 (Custom) It was a "grand holiday" as the Irish would say...   The Irish people were so friendly and welcoming.  Until we meet again Ireland.... In the workshop, I am close to finishing up with the violin class that I am teaching at the Northeast Woodworkers Association... image14 The students are doing well and it was a treat to see the progress they have made on their violins... image7image4image6image11   All the men in the class show a lot of heart in what they are doing and I am glad to be working with them. If you are interested in making a D'Angelico arch top guitar,  the N.W.A is  organizing a class for the fall. P1070846 (Custom) (2)
D'Angelico Arched Top Guitar

D'Angelico Arched Top Guitar

There is a informational meeting on Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 pm.  This class is only open to members of the N.W.A, so you can look at the info on becoming a member at http://woodworker.org/ Last evening, I was able to help teach the "Hardwood Spatula Workshop" at Maplewood Center for Common Craft. DSC02185 (2) (Custom)DSC02187 (2) (Custom) http://www.maplewoodcraft.com/    I encourage you to check out the website for the excellent workshops/classes that are being offered this summer and fall. That is all for now, Take Care, Martin