I'm very new to turning on the lathe, but am having a lot of fun. It's really hard to get anything else done. It's my newest addiction. Until February of 2014 I had only turned a few dozen pens and candlesticks and one bowl. I began with rolling pins which immediately got boring and quickly moved to bowls. In January 2015 I posted a challenge to turners on FB to turn 30 Bowls in 30 Days. Did it again in 2016 & 2017. I think it will be an annual event.
In 2015, I had my first booth at SWAT (Southwest Association of Woodturners) and now I am having a booth there and at AAW (American Association of Woodturners).