Monday, August 31, 2009
And it means the stack of half finished gourds is calling to me! Over the weekend I nearly drilled a hole through my stomach as the Fordom caught my tee shirt as I was grinding some sculpted boxes! Yikes! It torqued the tool and stopped the motor all just short of my gut! Now I have to take the Foredom apart and do some repairs - I have learned over the years to always keep a spare on hand, so work continues.
I working on a slightly new design for the gourds - a new way to use them - keep checking in. I hope to post more "in process" states so you can see the stages of development as I go along. So often it's difficult for people to understand how I get from the field to the pedestal, so in the interest of education, I'll be recording the process for you.
Friday, August 21, 2009
I love doing commission work because it makes me think in ways different than I would under ordinary circumstances. When Peggy and Larry asked me about doing a strawberry, I wasn't too sure - but doing the "patch" proved to be lots of fun. This is about 12" w and sits nicely without an added base.
I am recovering nicely from my hip replacement - at 2 weeks I am walking around on my own and off the pain meds. It's good to be back in the studio where I am at work on a couple of tall Iris pieces - one of old fashioned brown iris and one in purple/blue.