Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Spring Garden Festival

Oregon Grape -State Flower
Spring has finally arrived in Oregon, after record rainfalls everything is blooming and green.
It is time to get out and enjoy some gardening and shopping.

Woven metal Heart

medium fish

small fish

large fish

Boxes of Birds

I have been getting back to the metal shop, trying to come up with new ideas.
 One of the best ways I know how to do this is to work mainly from material that I have squirreled away over the years. One of my goals this season is to only use metal I already have in the supply shed.
It forces me to get out of my comfort zone of working with the same old parts that I know "work". 
It also encourages me to use those precious pieces that are "too cool" to use, I figure they might as well exist in a piece of Art where other people can enjoy them instead of some dark dusty corner of my shop.

Bunches of Bird heads

old Craftsman toolbox

Red cover off of a Electric fence charger

Red electric fence charger box

old breaker box

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Corvallis Fall Festival


Good news they have a shuttle for the Fall Festival, park at Avery Square, and ride to the festival. My booth number is 93.




The sun is coming out, looks like a good weekend.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Festival

Another busy summer winding down,

a great way to welcome in the fall.

Pitchfork bird

Blue fender bird


Happy Fall! Hope to see you at the Festival.



Friday, July 22, 2016

Garland Nursery Art and Wine in the Garden


Happy little snail family.



A pair of special bird, made with parts of cut up saw blades. I inherited these from a great uncle...and icon in the valley where I live. He made many knives, both artistic and useful...the steel cut from the saw blades you see in my birds.



Hope to see you at Garland




Saturday, June 25, 2016

McMinnville Garden Club

McMinnville Garden Club

I got invited to try out a new venue this summer.
If you are in the area please stop by and say hi.
Here are a few things I will be showing.