Sunday, February 2, 2020

First Day at New Job.......

I had the opportunity to attend two week long classes at the John C. Campbell Folk Art School in Brasstown, NC. It was a wonderful experience and well worth the investment. I fell in love with everything about this campus and the people who love it.

I waited patiently for a position to open up that I had the skills for.  Finally a position was posted in November that I was qualified for. After a long interview process I was hired for the job! Tomorrow will be my first day. My title will be Development Coordinator.

Mrs. Olive Dame Campbell donated her homestead and created the beautiful campus. The school was founded to nurture and preserve the folk arts of the Appalachian Mountains, it is a nonprofit adult educational organization based on non-competitive learning. Founded in 1925, the Folk School's motto is “I sing behind the plow”. The Folk School has week-long and weekend classes year-round in traditional and contemporary arts, including but not limited to jewelry, fiber, blacksmithing, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography, storytelling and writing. 

The landscape is inspiring...

The studios are well appointed...

Classes are fun and varied...

The classes are beginner to advanced levels...

The class that got me on the path to my new job was precious metal clay jewelry. The instructor was Pam East – she is a precious metal clay artist who shares her knowledge and expertise. She is funny and interesting and a great teacher.   Here is a sample of my work:

Copper Metal Clay Jewelry - Lori Dorrington

I'll keep you posted on my adventure!

Lori in Blue Ridge
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Sunday Stealing...

Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here Bev will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Her promise is that she will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L, Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!

How do you like your eggs?Over very well done...crispy around the edges.

How do you take your coffee/tea:I never drink coffee, yuck!

Favorite breakfast foods:Banana pancakes, bagel with cream cheese, sweet and spicy bacon, and biscuits with sausage gravy. (Not all together LOL)

Peanut butter: smooth or crunchy?Honey Roasted Crunchy.

What kind of dressing on your salad?Blue Cheese

Coke or Pepsi?My preference is Diet Coke.

You feel like cooking. What do you make?Something for dessert. My husband is a chef, he does all the cooking. I do the baking.

You’re feeling lazy. What do you make? Call the pizza delivery.

You’re feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order?HAHA - didn't read ahead, we get pizza a lot. Meat lovers personal pan pizza for me. 

Is there a food you refuse to eat?Broccoli - it's just not my friend!

Favorite fruit & vegetable:Beets and Clementines

Favorite junk food:Crunchy Cheetos

Favorite between meal snack:Fruit

Do you have any weird food habits:I don't like fish or chocolate for breakfast. 

You’re on a diet. What food(s) do you fill up on?An apple, popcorn, or sugar free jello.

How spicy do you order Indian/Thai?mild

The perfect nightcap?Chocolate Martini - Yummy!

Cheers!Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

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