These are some ‘process’ pictures of my Forged Stainless Steel Annular and Pen-annular Brooches/Cloak-Clasps… I’ve put a bit of a Contemporary Spin on the Designs.. The Decorative element is cast bronze and is flying ribbon flags.. meant to evoke Celtic knot-work but not to be to literal. A Pen-annular Brooch has an attached mobile pin and the Annular Brooch, a detached pin.
Iv’e been on a steep learning curve in sand-casting rings.. learned how to make Cores using “Water-Glass” (sodium silicate) to harden the cores .. been meaning to sus this one out for awhile … Also! Ive ordered more BZNZ Cards from Express Cards without the help of my Noble and First-Born Son, Mischa !
I’ve made a bunch of little $5 hearts on sticks for when somebody just needs a little love..or when you are told ..”No pressies please !”.. or if you need a sweet little garden sculpture get SIX for $25 and watch them dance in the flowers.
Jewellery for a garden !
Some have Sparrows flying and one has an anchor and two hearts.. for the Pirate love of your life !
If one were to give, say, a ladle, as a gift .. it is a “Gift that keeps Giving” ..(Probably for around 3,000 years or so).. but as the bestower of this Gift.. you too will be brought to mind whenever the Ladle is used..(not for those thousands of years though) Nourishment for all ! ..
So … for your edification and delight ! .. documenting the making of Three Cake Slices and Two “Dollop” spoons (a dollop of cream/chocolate fudge sauce/caramel and Grand-Marnier ?.. smothering some almond meal cake delight!)….
Some Loot from Prize gift vouchers !!
This little Kinetic piece won 1st Prize in the “CASE Mullum” Post-Card sized Exhibition at ArtPiece Gallery in Mullumbimby recently.. Click on the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHGdoY9KpXM to see it in action on YouTube.
There is an incredible Bloke called Oskar who fixed this website .. ‘Cause I broke it !! Thanks !! .
So the Monday Sculpture is a work in progress this week ..
I had to get back home for a practice session of “The Paradice Palm Court Heavy Metal Gluten Free ukulele Orchestra”..
It’s called Prioritising!
So ! My computer is playing up so I’m using an iPad and I can not upload photos
So Josh, (An earlier collaboration of mine..Quite a good piece I’ll ad !) and his Girlfriend were visiting for a couple of weeks.. They are artists and Josh was working on me to keep a Journal of my practice instead of random scribbles on scraps of paper, or chalk on anvil and floor.. He wasn’t convinced that he was making headway so He bought me a book and personalised it with a picture of my hat and a tweak of my motto.. “Thou Shalt Start” … You should check out his Blog Here My first page got a sticker of approval from him. (bottom right)
DollopSpoons !.. Ever since I started making these small ladles I’ve wondered what they should best be used for .. I have one at home and we use it for such delights as Lemon-Butter, Butterscotch Sauce, Chocolate Fudge Sauce, Cream and sweetness of that ilk ! These “Dollop Spoons” are the “Gift that Keeps on Giving” !