Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve Custom

On the New Year's Eve, in some parts of the Driftless Area...
the Indigenous go door to door
asking in Rude Rhyme for cake or money.
When the wench does yelp
God us do help
Who knows what will be
In the year ahead of ye
There may be riches
Or there may be bitches
But what is in the air
Will our eyes dare
To let us breathe
and Let it all be
by S. Donnelly, December 31,2007
who very kindly allowed me to print it here.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Pounded Copper Christmas Present

One of the latest poundings...
Tony's Christmas Present...

Wiro..the Electric Boy in a 3 3/8" square piece of scrap copper...

It's a work in I don't know enough about working with metal to be able to take this further...
at least not yet.
I'm figuring it out as I go...
I'm taking Wayne Farra's soldering (riveting) class in February, which will definately help with a lot of these other things I've been pounding on.
I want to know about patinas, so I ordered the book Japanese Patinas, by Eitoku Sugimori.
I found it in the Ganoksin archives.
This next year I'm making the studio friendlier to this whole process.

It's too much fun to be fighting with the awkward nature of how it is now.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Rocket...Stars and Saturn.....

the first of more.....
rocket near competion
three stars Saturn
(Stars are 4 1/2", 5", 3 1/2")...........(Saturn is 10" wide)
Rocket size coming...I forgot to measure it...
(one group picture still coming)