Convergent Series

learning, using & teaching metal clay, and other aspects of life

Surprise Appearance!

Posted by C Scheftic on 2010/08/11

Carmen [lots of middle names, most ending with the letter “a”] Banana made a surprise appearance at the 2010 PMC Guild Conference!

‘Twas funny to see how many people thought she was a local Purdue student hired for the wonderful reception sponsored by Rio Grande, versus how many realized that she’d driven the whole way out from the Western PA Chapter of the PMC Guild in Pittsburgh just for this event, metal clay and all.

(‘Twas also interesting to see how many people did and did not realize that the person handing out door prize tickets as we entered was Mr. Bell, the sponsor of that evening’s event….)

The fact that Carmen wears bananas on her head, without obviously sporting a metal clay whistle anywhere, probably added to the confusion over whether or not she also sometimes shrinks herself down to the exact same size as “the whistle lady.”

Some of the party-goers who had not grown up in the US appeared to be a bit baffled by this kind of entertainment. I did not get a photo of the gentlemen from Mitsubishi whose faces read, “We don’t have anything like this at home!” But the delightful (if slightly navigationally-challenged) Moon eventually decided to just take this surprise in stride.

Do you have any “characters” like this in your Guild chapter?

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