I snapped this photo leaving Penland. I never get tired of this view!
Happy Monday everyone! After a sensational weekend at the Penland School of Crafts in NC, I am back home in Atlanta and feeling a little tired. The gloomy weather isn't doing anything for my energy level either! Penland School celebrated its 29th Annual Benefit auction this past weekend with well over 400 of its loyal supporter, patrons, artists and volunteers. It is quite an impressive production and task pulling it off as fabulously as they do. [Not to date myself] but I was around for Penland's 3 & 4th Annual auctions - I was just a kid *wink. Congratulations to Penland for raising $600K+ to benefit its programming. That is truly amazing and wonderful. If you are an art lover and /or collector, the Penland School Annual Auction is a MUST!
The "signature" piece, a collaboration between artists Julia Woodman and Kenny Pieper sold for $35K!!! The sterling martini set and hand-blown glasses was absolutely exquisite. Watch the making of the signature piece in this video: