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  1. [Baren 28107] Re: new member (ArtfulCarol #
  2. [Baren 28108] Re: new member (Sharri LaPierre)
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Message 1
From: ArtfulCarol #
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 11:55:56 EDT
Subject: [Baren 28107] Re: new member
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I LOVE this work.
Click on everything - Image archive, etc ...and prepare for good time!!
- -about 80 images.
Carol Lyons
Irvington, NY
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Message 2
From: Sharri LaPierre
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2005 09:58:02 -0700
Subject: [Baren 28108] Re: new member
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Welcome, Joshua. What wonderful energetic work.

One of these days, folks, I will look through my notes from boot camp
and add a little to what Barbara has already given. I might even
figure out how to post a few pictures for show and tell. So far, I
have not even had time to get them out of the camera and I'm expecting
house guests tomorrow so it will be a few days after that. Boy, life
is just on a roll around here and as much as I would like to slow
things down, I am doing a lousy job of it. One little tip I can pass
along from Richard is this. Although, I must qualify that I have not
tried this, yet! But, it sounds like it might work.

Make a strap out of velcro, and put a little ring or tab on the top
strip. Then, when you are ready to wrap your baren, lay it down on the
bottom strip and when you have one side down and need that third hand
to hold what you've done in place, pull the velcro across to hold it
securely while you do the other side. When both sides are done,
release the velcro and twist the ends of the husk together and tie.
Richard said they have something of this sort in Japan and it sounds so
easy and inexpensive I am willing to give it a try. Especially with my
arthritic hands it is really difficult for me to get my fingers going
in forty directions all at once. Okay, alright, so I have a
coordination problem, I admit it.

Boot camp was so much fun, and even old dogs can be taught new tricks.
It is hard to describe what a wonderful experience it was and how great
it was to meet new people and have faces to put to put with names, like
that darling Patti Phare-Camp. What a bundle of vivacious energy she
is, and a true delight to back into with my chair. (We worked back to
back -) And, she never complained, even once. And, Claudia Coonen all
the way from Maui - such a treat to get to meet her, too.

Everyone at the Camp was a delight, and as one person said, there was
not one single jerk in the class, and that was truly a treat!