I hope you will consider supporting Penland School of Crafts by attending their Annual Benefit Auction this summer on August 8th and 9th, 2014. I will forever be supportive of Penland for what I have gained from both classes I have taken and classes I have taught. Penland's philosophy of supporting creativity in such a special way has affected my life as a person and as an artist. The Penland experience has also had a profound effect on the way I teach. To help others have the opportunity to attend a class at Penland, I try to lend my support each year by donating a piece or piece's of work to the Annual Benefit Auction. Below you will find the piece I am donating to this year's auction. Don't miss this amazing and fun opportunity to spend time at a splendid place with fascinating and creative folks. You will also have the chance to see and purchase works of art donated by outstanding artists who donate the fruits of their labor to support a place they love.