I was asked to send a “Mushroom” to a very worthy lady in Australia. A check was mailed to me covering the “Mushroom” and expenses. This was made for Lorraine in Australia as requested. I very much appreciated this being done! It helps a bunch! Here is the “Mushroom”.
“Nothing Too Damaged” There is nothing so damage that it cannot be made into art! I compare this to us human beings. no matter how damaged we can be made whole. Just trust. Every time I see a badly damage piece I think of the beauty of life. How I love every minute I have left on this earth! This is an antique granite-ware campfire coffee cup mounted onto an antique granite-ware plate, The plate is 9″ in diameter. Can you imagine the stories these could tell—let us sit around the campfire 100 years ago with some cowboys and listen to their tales!
“Life” I almost hate to post this one as I will never do any better. It is “Life”. —An old battered bucket, obviously ran over-smashed, and shot hundreds of times—it is “Life”. My God can take an old battered life and change it just as I took this old battered bucket and made it into a piece of art I love—This was contributed to by Barbara Kaiser of Florida and Anthony Bozzuto of Florida–both provided sea shells and coral after the hurricanes. Peter in RhodeIsland keeps me in a study supply of crystals that I can somewhat afford. The Hag Stone–(Holey Stone) came from Israel where Jesus could have walked.—It is 14″ up and down,19″ across. The bucket sticks out about 4″.
Fun to see work in progress
Let get away from politics and back into art. Here is another “Mushroom” just completed.
inally here is the piece I have been working on. It is 19″ up and down, 13″ across. I was having a hard time naming it then as I was writing the names of the people who contributed something to it, the name came to me “Love Abound”. Love is as endless as time. Pieces on this date from the 1800s to present. The Holey Stone (Hag Stone) on this is from Israel, where Jesus could have walked. Such love is on this. You can feel the love as you actually gaze upon it. This was contributed to from folks all across the USA , even Alaska—-Such Love—I am overwhelmed!
A few days ago I sent this to G- Grandson Braxton in Utah—Would you look st his grin!
Late this afternoon I photographed the 5 garden Stakes I just completed. These take a long time to make. The top ball is approximately 4″in diameter—the length is about 30″. One end is sharpened so they go into the ground fairly easy. All 5 have been spoken for. The last two were chosen by Arleney to go into our garden. These are the largest I have or will make. This is the first time I have placed a name on one
Back to finishing some of Sam McKamie’s birds. Here is a blue bird I painted with 1-Shot enamel. I placed it on one of the “Mushrooms” I make. I think it belongs.
Please Note—And I apologize to Sam McKamie as he signed most of the smaller birds—Here is the first time I have shown our signatures on a piece. This is another one of Sam’s great smaller birds. here you will get a chance to see the signature of a Master Carver. it is my honor to have my signature on a piece that has signature on it. I purchased a group of these birds in 2020 from Sam but illness prevented me from mounting them.