Working with Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler had a rejuvinating influence on Chet Atkins.
Knopfler has Atkins moving toward his country roots, but both guitarists still play with a tasteful, jazzy sensibility -- however, Atkins has abandoned the overt jazz fusion pretensions that sank most of his '80s records.
My creative spirit, however, seems to be about as predictable as a sugared up six-year-old. But I have come to trust this feeling – to listen to this wild-eyed, slightly-manic inner-child who might whisper something as wacky as, “I wonder would happen if I mix Tang and chocolate milk,” because she’s just as likely to say, “Hey! ” I work out of my home in New Hampshire making one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable-art textile-jewelry. An honors graduate of the University of Central England in Birmingham with a B. in Economics, he began his professional career in 1992 in production and specification control at G&A Manufacturing, Ltd, the UK’s largest manufacturer of jewellery.
I know this because when I am truly immersed in something really creative, coming up with something wholly new, I become aware of strange, inexplicable sensation of surreptitiousness… I teach private and group classes and my technique, Soutache-and-Bead Embroidery involves hand-stitching yards and yards of soutache braid and hundreds of tiny beads. In 2004 he joined Marlows Certified Diamonds, one of the UK’s leading certified diamond specialists, as an in-house gemologist and diamond grader as well as retail jeweller and acting IT manager.
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