Woodturning, colorful flowers and plants, and warm weather.
What a great combination for the Spring Garden Festival at the Kanapaha Botanical Garden in Gainesville, Fla.
More than 6,000 are expected to attend the two-day event. The last day of the event is tomorrow, Sunday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
I really enjoyed helping people try out my Native American style flutes and try on my wearable art.
The Bell Wood Turners had a tent, and many of our members had their work for sale — from bowls and pens to vases and closed vessels.
Every time we had a demonstration on the lathe, we drew spectators who were amazed to see a block of wood turn into a bowl with a spray of wood chips.
Next to us was Florida Crotchwood that uses a mobile sawmill to transform huge tree trunks into slabs of wood to be used for counter tops, table tops or fireplace mantels.
We had a great day of sharing our enthusiasm about wood, and we recruited a few new members for the Bell Wood Turners.