I think Alastair Heseltine would understand, and possibly have better words for this than I do. I've had the pleasure of working alongside him on a few occasions, and taking a workshop with him once. I hope I'll have the opportunity to be his student again, because as an instructor and a beacon in an art form, I've known few on par with him. I was very happy to learn that he was awarded a Carter Wosk British Columbia Achievement Award for Applied Art and Design last night.
Thanks to Alastair for starting me out with weaving sticks, and Josep and Magda Mercader for edging me slightly further along -- I hope someday to make you all very proud. Sharon and I are doing our part to keep the traditions alive and growing ;)