|Bart holding court|
Each spring Mr. Bart Wilson, and his better half Miss Donna, host a weekend gathering of carvers where we all get to sit back and carve without a care in the world (i.e. just turn on the old black and white westerns and get to carvin'). There truly is nothing better.
Carvers from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee joined me there. It truly was like a family gathering as a menagerie of hounds provided first rate comfort and entertainment. Bart and Miss Donna are first rate in hosting and we were treated to a wonderful Low Country Boil on Saturday night...awesome!
Now you might be asking what was carved that weekend...well it really was not of great import as we were with our carving family, having the occasional adult beverage and regaling each other with carving tales.
At the end we were surrounded with chips, had the opportunity to see a large carving collection, bellies were full, and stresses relieved. That is what carving with family is like and it is one of the best attributes of caricature carvers...fellowship.
A hearty thank you goes out to Bart and Donna for their hospitality, they were magnificent and I hope to return for future gatherings.
This is how carving should be...and I wish you the same. It's a beautiful summer day, get out and carve (and carve with your family if you can)!!