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July 21, 2016

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The household has finally settled back into a normal routine. We had a nephew, on leave from the army, visit for 5 days. It’s always nice to see him because it gets Dave out on new adventures. This visit involved two days of fishing. I stayed home with barking dogs. In addition to the nephew, the roofers were scheduled work. One day to remove the old, one day to repair and replace everything. They were done by 2:30 yesterday afternoon. Both dogs were not impressed by the work and voiced their opinion quite heartily. They will have two more opportunities to bark at the gutter guys and the heating system replacement on the 28th. We sure know how to have fun around here! Hardly any work has been accomplished towards completing the art project until today.

I started unloading the boxes of sign panels. The company sent compatible material from two different manufacturers. I’ll use the Compbond (above photo) for the botanical silhouette squares and the E Panels for the longer strips. The aluminum/plastic panels cut like butter on the table saw! What a joy to slide the 2′ x 4′ panels through with a clean cut. The squares are now waiting for the design transfer. So, how will the designs be transferred? I’ll be traipsing down to one of the copy centers to get the drawings enlarged to fill a 18″square. There will be a 3″ solid border around the work. Four images are now scanned, altered, and adjusted to the proper size. Hopefully this will work! I still have a few more days before the scroll saw blades arrive.

More fun to come!

This is the chronicles of my current public art journey for the city of Halsey, OR. The project is through The Arts Center of Corvallis and their Art in Rural Communities program. The piece titled “From the Land” will be hung in mid September 2016.

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 21, 2016 8:59 pm

    One of the best things about being an artist is all the tools. It’s a joy to read about the tools you are using. I always look for the tool stalls at vintage fairs. My Dad always wanted a little princess – fat chance lol 😁

    • July 22, 2016 7:09 am

      Love it! It’s great to have the proper tools for a job. I’ve actually been giving some away because there’s too many to handle. Fortunately I have friends who gladly give them a new home.
      Your dad got the best of everything in you! I bet he was proud of your life!
      😄

  2. July 23, 2016 2:47 pm

    Busy times at your place, glad the roofing went well. Looking forward to see how the scroll saw cuts the designs, sounds like it will be a fun job. Karen

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