Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fall Organizing

Fall is the perfect time of year, to clean up the aftermath(mess) of a busy summer of creating. It is my time to unwind and regroup and reorganize.
Find lost treasures
Organizing newly acquired materials


The last fall Dahlia

Perfect example of nature organized in a perfect pattern.

Sooner or late we all have to "get organized".

Happy Fall Organizing


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Corvallis Fall Festival

Corvallis Fall Festival

Saturday 28th 10-6 & Sunday 29th 10-5

Rain or shine! But let's hope for sun.

Here is a preview of the things I've been working on.




Hope to see you all this weekend



Friday, September 6, 2013

Trash to Treasure

Spring cleaning a few seasons too late. A busy Spring and Summer of making Art, has kept me busy making messes instead of cleaning up.

It is time to make a trip to the scrap metal yards, to seek out some useful metal parts. I need some boring basics like rebar, springs, shovels.

( ya gotta use what you have in the shop to make a list)

But I might also find some treasures I cannot live with out, on my wish list are old animal traps, old drill bits, gear rings and some squiggly things! If I find any I'll share a picture.

So going shopping means cleaning out junk or parts I will never use. I have a pretty good feel for what I can safely throw away after this many years. But there are something I have been hanging on to from the very start. When I start cleaning and filling the truck full of metal junk I have to keep reminding myself that basically I'm "trading" scrap metal for art supplies.

The fun part of this job is taking the cutting torch and separating the Trash from the Treasure

My favorite heavy hammer helps in the un-assembling of old farm equipment.

Can you find the Treasure among the Trash?
Tomorrow we are off to Cherry City Metals and Burchams to find more treasure. I'll let you know what I find :)


Friday, August 16, 2013

Summit Festival Saturday



I have a lot of new Metal Hearts to share.


The arrow is made from a Electric Fence post (I think)



Just a small sample of the new hearts.



And a new herd of snails.

See you Saturday.

I am now on Instagram, if you'd like to check out the rest of the new hearts #kathisgardenart , #metalheart ,#recycledmetalart


Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Beautiful day at the Lavender Farm





A good show for me....and good treasures to find!

A rescue project ;)

Beautiful hand quilting,


The cutest Mini fans in the border!



Thursday, July 11, 2013

Moonshadow Lavender Farms

2013 Annual Gypsy Arts & Crafts Lavender Faire

Sat & Sun July 13th & 14th, 10am-4pm

Come join me for a beautiful weekend at Moonshadow Lavender Farm


I have a lot of new Art to share with you

Three snails and a centipede



Hope to see you there!