Several years ago, as I walked around Plimoth Plantation with Peter Follansbee and his peanut butter and jelly sandwich (it was his lunch break), I realized this was not your average dude. I had been blown away by the work and methods that Peter had been sharing through his blog, and since that meeting I have come to respect much more than his fine craftsmanship and knowledge. For his sake, I’ll skip the sentiments and just say that it’s because of Peter’s example that I started this blog, and because of his encouragement that I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of Greenwood Fest and meet so many other fascinating people.
If you haven’t had a chance to read Kara Uhl’s recent biographical article about Peter Follansbee, deprive yourself no longer. It is a story well told. Then seek an opportunity to meet and/or work with Peter and share in his craftsmanship, humor and wisdom. You’ll be inspired.