New Things

polyurethane foam construction, envirotex resin, paint, nickel silver scatter pin at back
3" x 5" x 1"

polyurethane foam construction, envirotex resin, paint, steel and plastic pins, nickel silver scatter pins on back
2" x 4" x 2.5"

polyurethane foam construction, envirotex resin, paint, steel nails, nickel silver scatter pin at back
2.5" x 2.75" x 1"

polyurethane foam construction, envirotex resin, paint, nickel silver scatter pin back
2.5" x 3.25" x 1.5"

Just finished another batch and put them up on my Etsy shop.

These are mostly from the last group of progress pictures. I'm trying to get a stock pile going again in between getting the garden started and continuing the job hunt!


Back to Work!

Proof that I've been cleaning my bench. This is a serious improvement although it may still look a little messy to you. You can see one of the big beasts looming in the background.

Some new pieces I'm working on now that I'm back. I've been trying to find elements I can add to get more action on the surface without fabricating elaborate additions. The whole purpose of these was efficiency, and I've been doing a fairly lousy job at that so far.

Using various stacked things to be more economical with my resin. I've been wasting too much--I'm too poor for that and it's nasty stuff to be putting in the trash all the time. I've been using it much more efficiently this way.

I'm still into the "d-nuts" with dots a lot.

I like the dots on this guy. I'm trying to mix up the patterns without hand painting them for hours upon hours--back to the whole efficiency in production thing.

In the mean time, I'm also working on a new larger piece so I have something to chew on for awhile.


Home Again, Home Again

I've made it back from Memphis, and the weather has turned warmer finally.

Memphis was beautiful--aside from the unseasonable snow storm that was all too familiar. The Metal Museum is like a secret little gated community of metalwork. Very fun--I'd like to visit for Repair Days. Maybe it wouldn't snow.

Sick with airport germs, but I just needed to announce that I just found out I'll be in this year's Exhibition in Print for Metalsmith. The theme was Saturated: Metal and Color, very appropriate! I'm so excited to see my work in Metalsmith this August!

The form says "Images B and E" were selected. Well I used numbers, but if my reasoning is any good--I think I can riddle this out.

"Ramus," (brooch) composite and epoxy resin, paint, ink, 4.5" x 6" x 2"

"Cucurbits," (pendant/brooch) composite and epoxy resin, coppery, paint, felt 8” x 2.5” x 2.5” (largest pendant dimension)