Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rock Rain-Water Vessels

I carved two rain-water rock vessels today in preparation for a client who requested a private lesson to make such. I combined the use of my angle grinder with diamond blade and carbide hand chisels and mallets to carve the local boulders I found on my property. I look forward to teaching this technique which results in lovely stones for the garden. The two I carved today will sit next to the timber-frame sign posts that arch over our path to the studio. I think I'll carve one for my labyrinth next.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Stone Cut Prints

My stone carved printing blocks of the Chinese Zodiac signs. 5 more to go!

Today I carved two new stone printing blocks - Year of the Dog and Year of the Monkey - and printed them on black paper. Previously I had carved and printed Dragon, Tiger, Rabbit, Horse, and Rat. The Dog and Monkey prints will be put in one of Cirvan's wooden frames for a customer. Special orders like that motivate me to get the rest of the Zodiac finished!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sadie's handmade backpack

Sadie wanted to turn some old dresses into a backpack for school!
Upcycled, junk 2 funk, Sadie even used the sewing machine to help sew it!

The bejewelled butterfly patch used to be on one of Kaslo's shirts.
We reused some ribbons we had lying around for a handle to hook the pack at school and for the straps around her arms. We just need to sew on a Mollie Dog label and we'll be all ready for school!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Show - "Celebrate" at the Art Space in Huntsville

I am pleased to have been selected by the jury to have one of my sculptures "Dancing Tree" in this new exhibition "Celebrate" at the Art Space. The show runs September 3rd till October 31st. Hope you can come to the reception 5pm-7pm on Friday September 3rd. For more info got to www.huntsvilleartsociety.ca