Saturday, May 31, 2014

I'm a bum...

I took a long Memorial weekend and went out of town, and as a result have gotten absolutely nothing new done in chain this week. I did book a couple of new shows though. Today I'm at the Spring Fling at Mountain View on 107, and next Sat and Sun I'll be over at Davy Crockett for the Appalachian Craft Fair. 

I'm still working on ideas for my wood project, and found some gorgeous pieces of Spalted wood.  Originally I'd thought I would paint these discs, but the patterns are too beautiful for me to mess with. I'll have to save the painting for something plain and boring. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A new project is afoot.

This week I have stepped away from chain mail and jumped into woodworking.  My home is surrounded by trees, and after one fell last week I decided it would be a fun idea to do something with the leftover wood besides just burning it.  I pulled out my trusty saw and started playing around with a few ideas.  As you can see, the table on the porch is covered in small wooden disks, drying and waiting to become something unique and beautiful. If everything goes to plan, in the next two or three weeks I will have a few pieces of wood art to go along with my usual chain mail fare.   Stay tuned for updates on how this one turns out.  I'm very excited about it.

Friday, May 16, 2014

The baby dragon is flying again!

If you're a long time follower this little friend of mine may be familiar to you from my Facebook page.  He was my second attempt at working with chainmail as sculpture, and traveled with me until I discovered he wasn't strong enough to stand outdoors in the wind.  A made a temporary home for him on my living room table, but last month decided it was time for him to travel again and fortified him with a stronger back.  Now he's a very happy little dragon, and will be going on the road with me this year.  Stop by at a show to check him out.