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”.
“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″.
These two were made especially for two great-grandchildren I seldom see but they are very special to me, They are Ellie and Diesel. The antique bird goes to Ellie—The parrot and 2 little cars goes to Diesel. Their big brother Jaden is very close with me.
I just got a load of new Apoxie Sculpt–direct from the Maker–And it was raining gently. What a crazy time to try something a little different—So I have this basically square wooden finial , a little larger than the one I usually use, and I decided to make a larger “Mushroom”. And off go. I prepare the finial and I guess at he amount of Apoxie (wrong– too much) and I did not take into count the humidity. It was not long before the Apoxie became like quick sand, devouring what I was placing into it. Two hours later I was still fighting it and it had taken a floppy shape of its own. Well the average “Mushroom” weighs just about one pound—this weighs almost three pounds and has way too much money tied up in the crystals, etc—many buried and no one will ever see them again. I am not going to do that again! I dodged a bullet by waiting until it had almost set up, the I gently added some small chains and other light items, placing them gently onto the Apoxie.—Oh yes, The bird was finished by me in 1-Shot enamel and was placed onto the “Mushroom” adding before the Apoxie.