The New Media Workshop

 

Photo by Keith Burtis, Magic Woodworks

 

I used to enjoy spending time on the weekends watching “The New Yankee Workshop” with my Dad, who is a craftsman. Today I had an opportunity to see a live broadcast that reminded me of those happy memories. Except here, it’s more than woodworking—it’s also a friend bringing the social media community together through his art.

Artisan Keith Burtis is known for his beautiful woodturning work, which he showcases on his website. In crafting bowls, bottle stoppers, ornaments, and sculptures, he never fails to surprise his viewers by bringing out the hidden personality of wood.

What’s interesting about Keith is the way he blends the age-old craft of woodworking with the modern tools of the internet. He is an active member of the social media community, and recently spoke about “Creativity and the Arts” at PodCamp Boston 3. He also hosts a live woodturning show on BlogTV. Viewers can spend a fun hour watching Keith turn a hunk of wood into a collectors item, while sharing a conversation with him and others through the chat feature. And once the show is over, fans can buy Keith’s work from his MagicWoodworks Etsy shop.

This weekend, Keith is hosting an event that he calls The Woodturner’s Weekend. Through Sunday, July 27th, he will be dedicating his live broadcasts to the achievement of a special goal.

I invite you to tune in tomorrow and join the fun, as an old-world art comes to life in the hands of a new media craftsman.

I’ll see you there!

 

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25 Words, and More

 

Here are the results of Liz Strauss’ 25 Words of Work/Life Wisdom Project! Liz put the creations into a beautiful and moving slideshow (which doesn’t seem to want to play on this blog–:-P 😉 ). The inspiration in these words is amazing.

Enjoy!

 

 

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The End, the Beginning

 

It’s July 1st, the end of the 2008 Southern Cross Novel Challenge to write 50 thousand words of fiction in June. So…did I do it?

 

 

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Catching Up

 

I’m continuing toward my goal of writing 50,000 words of fiction in June for the Southern Cross Novel Challenge! I’ve had a lot of ups and downs this past week, with many exciting moments.

However, I’ve been remiss in posting blogs lately…the latest episode (at the top) tells why. It took me two videos and a good amount of Kleenex to explain. 🙂

 

Day 26 – Origins, Part 1

Day 26, and I explain the origins of my novel–and something of my own life’s story.

 

 

Origins, Part 2

 

Day 21 – Environment

Day 21 of the Southern Cross Novel Challenge–a day when I realize that environment has an effect on the words I write.

 

 

Day 19 – Dreams Come True

Day 19 of SocNoC–and I’m seeing the goal within reach!

 

 

Day 16 – We’re Halfway There

Day 16 of the Southern Cross Novel Challenge–halfway to the end of the month, and halfway through the goal of writing 50,000 words of fiction!

 

 

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Talking About Copyrights

 

My blog content (along with the writing of many other bloggers) has been pirated–oh noes!

(Originally recorded on June 16th. Happy ending: The offending site has been removed. It goes to show that standing up for your rights, and the rights of others, can make a difference. Go for it. Make some noise.)

 

 

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Friday the Thirteenth – Day Thirteen

 

Day 13 of the SoCNoC–and as far as videography goes? It’s not my lucky day.

In any case, check out kiwiwriters.org for more info on the SoCNoC, and kritiquekritics.blogspot.com to meet my writing group and see a few of my posts!

 

 

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