Well the weekend has passed and the first woodcarving show of the season has passed. My wife dutifully assisted me in promoting the art form and managing wandering hands of some visitors. We had lots of fun talking to woodworkers and show guests about automata. Thank you to all those who kept us busy and came by to chat. The photo below shows our setup this year which included a few folk art pieces from the past. I didn't expect to sell any pieces since a lot of the attendees are excellent wood carvers and could likely make some beautiful automata creations of their own however we did sell a couple of plans to folks to build their own raving fans.
Our next outing will be to the OWCA show in Pickering Ontario on October 18th and 19th. Maybe we will see you there!
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.