Sunday, May 29, 2011

White-Line wood prints in San Antonio show.

These three of my White-Line wood prints will be in the show Reliefs4Relief
A Juried Exhibition of Prints benefitting Japan Disaster Relief

Lyle Williams, McNay Museum Curator of Prints & Drawings was the Juror
at the Centro Cultural Aztlan Gallery
in San Antonio, Texas.

I was moving fast to get them framed, boxed and into the hands of FX,
so I didn't get the chance to take better photos of them in their fine frames before they left.
The Electric Companyis outfitted in a handmade frame.

The RedHerring Partywas awarded 3rd place!
and framed in a simple antique pine frame.

The Pondfit the most wonderful old frame I found in the basement.

I'll post more show information later.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blacksmith class at Driftless Folk School.

 I took a one day blacksmith classat Driftless Folk School in Viroqua,  WI

with my interesting inventor friend,  Matt Erdman.

 This forge wouldn't stay lit,

so instructor Nick Smolenshowed us how to work at the big forge...

and how to begin a simple hook.

That was the morning...learning how to deal with coal,

working on our hooks, some went on to make BBQ forks in the afternoon.

I stuck to the hooks, making a second...

and nails with which to stick them to the wall.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011