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