As this summer winds down we have time to reflect on the events that drove us and for our studio there were two very special events.
One was personal and very lovely which involved the marriage of our son to a wonderful woman whom we have referred to for some time as our Daughter-in-love. Now with another Mrs. Whiting in the family we are beyond joyous.
The other event took many months of planning, fretting and, yup, second guessing. While putting Artisan Trails in Washington County together with friend Kris Gregson Moss, we spent a lot of time hoping we were going in the right direction and doing a good job of getting the information out there for the local artisans and artists to see so they could be involved. Time would tell.....
There were a few glitches of course. Things that we will do differently next year. However, on the whole the artisans were happy and the public that walked into our studio seemed to be enjoying the quest of finding the participants on the Trail Map.
It's always hard to tell if your efforts are making a difference or even being noticed. That said, I was thrilled to see a wonderful, totally unsolicited piece on the saratoga.com website that put all those doubts behind me. I've provided a link here. The piece includes information about some of the other participants in Artisan Trails.
The author of the article is not noted, I have my suspicions of who wrote it and to that person all of us who participated in Artisan Trails say "Thank You!"
Robert and Susan Whiting will open their timberframe studio by appointment