Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I've Been Busy...
You may have noticed that the last few months I have neglected posting on my blog. I have been working on projects and busy with my diverse (volunteer) civic activities, and just didn't have the surplus creative energy to sit down and write something. So today, I just sat down and decided to start contributing again.
I am amazed at the stats for this blog, even though I have not posted anything for some time, I still get thousands of visits each month. I am encouraged and flattered that others think my blog has value. I am motivated to continue, and I have new topics to discuss which will expand the focus of this site. I want to talk about traditional period upholstery conservation and the philosophy of non interventive upholstery which has become all too acceptable in museums today. I also want to talk about developing and marketing my Old Brown Glue, which has become very much in demand over the past decade.
I also intend on discussing the issue of authenticating antique furniture. I am presenting my annual lecture at the University of California at Irvine, in association with the American Society of Appraisers, in June and my mind is full of talking points which are of value to both furniture conservators and collectors.
I value comments and would appreciate any input from you, dear reader. Please send me questions or comments and I will direct the content of this blog in that direction. I am more interested in having a conversation than just hearing myself think.
So, every few days now I will sit down and work on this site. But right now I need to finish restoring the nice Boston Sheraton mahogany card table which stands on the bench.
Thank you for your interest.