I want to thank Rob Hanna, Blaine Slingerland and Rebecca Nelson for their work on my website. They were able to take my vague ideas and create a site that I’m quite proud of.
I want to acknowledge and thank Rob Hanna and Blaine Slingerland for a great job on my website. Rob’s sense of design and, especially, his patience translating my ideas gave us a chance to refine the design through several iterations. Blaine’s programming made it all work without compromise. We built on Rebecca Nelson’s original graphic vision, which helped frame the concept.
I work in a 1940’s era factory which in it’s current life is called Equinox Studios. There are 50 odd ” Artists and Artisans, Fine and Heavy ” that have studios in the building. It is, to say the very least, an invigorating environment. Immediate credit for that goes to the resident artists. But if it were not for Sam Farrazaino’s vision 7 years ago and hard work since Equinox would not exist. And I would not be inviting you to our 7th annual December Open House. I guarantee you’ll have a great evening, it might even change your life.
This spring ( 2013 ) I concluded an involvement with a group of volunteers contributing to the work of Girls Giving Back, an organization that helps support the Seattle area shelter community. We built shelving units that were installed in closets in apartments in a women’s shelter operated by Solid Ground. We worked nearly every Saturday for about 2 ½ years.
It was a rewarding experience on several levels.
The residents of the shelter now have ample storage for their transitional stay at the shelter. Closet shelving is often combined with a complete apartment redecoration by the Girls Giving Back crew. There are examples of the shelter apartment restorations on Girls Giving Back website, look under “GGB Projects/Solid Ground”. www.girlsgivingback.org
Our cabinet building volunteers mostly began with little or no woodworking experience. They worked hard, had fun, all learned some woodworking skills and a few became quite skilled.
In the spirit of the program Edensaw Woods and Woodcraft of Georgetown contributed supplies at very deep discounts.
I was privileged to work with a dedicated, interesting and fun group of volunteers. I’m glad the project is finished but I do miss working with that crew.