Carl had this to say in reply to my “BIG news” email…
I’m no artist, yet I appreciate both art and skill. I have attached 2 of my chip carved projects, a wedding memorial plate for my daughter and son-in-law, and a name plaque for my son. Your generous sharing of tips and tutorials helped me get to the point I can manage simple projects.
The pics are attached to demonstrate I know how advanced and special your work for this project is. Yet I also wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your message of diversity and inclusivity. I had a group page on facebook for a while, before I got tired of all the negativity and cancelled my account. The title of the group was, “Be Here For Each Other.” I am also a professional group process facilitator and have Divined from many groups a model of the common Spiritual nature of ALL PEOPLE. We are all much more alike than we are different, and I can demonstrate that truth with ANY group, regardless of demographic composition.
So it was quite special to see your call through this project for awakening to the reality that we are all better off by accepting and respecting each other exactly as we are. Thank you for using your mastery to emphasize this message!!