I have been waiting for the 2009 Penland catalog to arrive and it came yesterday. I got email from one of my classmates (Lower Metals 2008 ) that hers arrived last week. I hoped that it would come on Friday. Then, for sure, on Saturday. Well, it finally came yesterday and I am so excited. I really believe in life-long learning and work hard to improve my skills and grow as an artist. Penland is such a wonderful environment to learn in. I would encourage any artist, artisan, or craftsperson who can to take a class there.
It would be fantastic to take the summer off and attend 2-3 sessions, but alas, I must work at my day job to support my bead and metal habit. I am off to get started on my application. If I get accepted, I will try to blog everyday about the experience.