30 Jun

Celtic Fling update and what’s next!

Day 2 of Celtic Fling was a lot nicer in the weather department, no rain, perfect temperatures.. still, I think day 1’s rain really deterred a lot of visitors. I wont lie, it wasn’t the best Celtic Fling I’ve done, probably close to the worst financially, but this is the business. When you start working outdoor events, you need to plan that every day can be rained out. It’s not the fault of the organizers, it’s not the weatherman’s fault, there’s no one to blame – it’s just nature! That aside, I still got the opportunity to talk with some great people on both days, made some new friends and some I really hope to see as students this coming fall. That reminds me, if you’re interested in taking classes, the new fall/winter schedule has been arranged and so far, only a few students have booked and every class still has openings! Once the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire begins in August, I expect classes to start filling up fast, last year my class schedule was booked in 3 weeks, just to give you an idea, so now’s the time to grab the dates you want! Anyway, it was great being out at Mount Hope for the Celtic Fling, weather aside, I had a great time as always. Coming up, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, King Richard’s Faire and the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival!

27 Jun

Celtic Fling, Day 1

It was raining, it was pouring, but I wasn’t exactly snoring. Yeah, it was a little wet today, but I did get to finish up some pieces I’ve been working
on and I got to forge 6 feet of chain! Not exactly sure what I’ll use it for but I’m sure there’s an up coming project that it’ll fit in nicely with. I also got to design a sheath for my latest neck knives. Anyhow, it was good to get to talk with everyone I did, you’re all troopers in my book. Tomorrow is going to be darn near perfect!

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09 Jun

Wrapped up NJRF, here’s what’s next!

Finished packing the booth Monday morning and headed back to Pennsylvania, thanks again to everyone I got to meet for the first time and old friends alike! I know I’ll see asome of you again at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Fairelater on this summer and fall! In the meantime, here’s what’s up next!

June 27 & 28, Celtic Fling at Mount Hope in Manheim, Pa. I’ll be demonstrating all day long on Saturday and Sunday!

June 27 & 28, Paranormal Faire, in Warren, Pa. No, that’s not a typo and yes it’s on the other side of the state. My friend Jim will be on hand with a nice selection of my work.

So far, that’s it for shows until August but if anything changes I’ll post it right away! Also coming up, I do believe there’s 2 slots left for a rare weekday knife making class July 2 & 3 and only one space available for my Junior Knife Class (same class as normal, just geared towards teens) on July 11 & 12. These are the only classes I’m teaching this summer and the new class schedule will start in November. http://knifeclass.eventzilla.net