Spring Outside the Woodshop Door

Spring Outside the Woodshop Door

If your yard or property looks anything like my family’s, you may agree that it’s been a marvelous spring. Just outside my basement woodshop window, I’ve witnessed earlier and more brilliant blooms on nearly all our flowering plants and shrubs than I’ve seen since we...
“Amazing” Grace Foster

“Amazing” Grace Foster

Grace Foster was just as important to the beginning of the Community Craft Center as was Sara Starr. Grace joined the Peace Corp to set up a cottage sewing industry in Central America in the late 1960s and when she returned, she began a job with  Anderson County...
In the Woodshop – A Plan is A Place to Start

In the Woodshop – A Plan is A Place to Start

The title of this blog just happens to be one of my wife’s favorite sayings. As I’ve learned from her, it’s also one of life’s most useful maxims for maintaining sanity and perspective in our everyday endeavors. Having a plan gives us a sound foundation to move from...
Off the Woven Path

Off the Woven Path

One of the challenges we’ve faced in 2020 is incorporating the “new normal” into our day-to-day lives. At the Appalachian Arts Craft Center (AACC), our unique approach in these challenging times includes creating fun within our community with safe hands-on,...
Create Your Own Art

Create Your Own Art

Why do we cook food? To eat, of course. Why do we build homes? To provide shelter for ourselves and others. So, why do we create art? Mostly for the joy of the experience. Beyond that, creating our own handmade arts and crafts can remind us of the unplugged,...
The Amazing World of Nature Photography

The Amazing World of Nature Photography

Capturing the inspiring images of the earth’s natural wonders is the bailiwick of nature photographers. Whether shooting mesmerizing sunsets, pleasantly rolling landscapes, cunning wild animals or other-worldly botanical forms, nature photographers deliver a...