A Tribute to Arch Cheney, Photographer and Teacher. One Weekend, One Camera, One Lens

Mountain Walk Above Velingrad Bulgaria 18 Oct 2014 Photo 1

Early in 2104 I attended a photography class taught by Arch Cheney. My intent was to push my boundaries beyond my basic knowledge of my camera and photography. During the class, he showed a one year project where a photographer (his name eludes me) shot the same area with only one camera and one lens. […]

Emil and Mila Kjenstad on Vacation

Emil Kjenstad 1 October 2014 Logo carving

These two young people from Norway were on vacation in Velingrad with their parents. I met them during lunch at a restaurant near the museum in Velingrad, Bulgaria. I invited them to come to one of the public demonstrations hosted at the museum. Due to the number of people at the demonstration, there wasn’t much […]

October Demonstrations in Velingrad Bulgaria

Velingrad Bulgaria youth demostrations 7 October 2014 photo 1 The twins

Students from surrounding schools in Velingrad continue to visit the Museum far a first hand experience at carving an eggshell. Each is given a simple design on a chicken egg and some simple instructions to follow. When they are finished they get to take the egg home. I find it fun to watch the initial […]

September 30 2014 Carving Demonstrations in Velingrad Bulgaria

Velingrad Bulgaria Egg Masters demostrations 30 September 2014 Photo 1

Many classes from the local schools are stopping by the museum in Velingrad, Bulgaria to experience carving with Paragraver Carving. Also, some of the local egg decorating masters spent time experimenting with new materials. The desire to experiment stemmed from my Exhibition now on display here. I am excited to see where this will lead […]

Opening Evening American Impressions Art Exhibition Velingrad Bulgaria

Bulgaria art show 2014 Velingrad Under construction 1

September 25th 2014 marked the opening of a new art exhibition in Velingrad, Bulgaria entitled “American Impressions”. Nearly 100 pieces in numerous media make up this show. Shown here, in these few photos, is the preparations in the Gallery.                       The exhibition includes eggshells, gourds, […]