Three out of Four

Progress continues forward as energy levels fade. Three out of four pairs are now cut. The wheat image (upper right) was completed today after almost four days of work. Granted, the work wasn’t continuous. I burned out after the first four squares and had a difficult time trying to move forward. This type of projectContinue reading “Three out of Four”

Completing the first quad

I’m pushing for a goal of 4 panels per week. Wednesday was the Hazelnut panel. It didn’t look all that complicated, but I had several interruptions that broke it into two days of work. Thursday, I set in motion the least liked (but certainly impressive) tree ring image. The day didn’t bode well as I immediatelyContinue reading “Completing the first quad”

Clover and Grasses

Whew! It’s August 1 and I’m finally making advances creating art for Halsey, OR. July was consumed by house projects, from re-roofing to installation of a new heating system. Those projects are completed but others have sprung up to compensate for the changes. I won’t bore  you with that stuff, but I suspect the work will takeContinue reading “Clover and Grasses”

Chopping

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,Continue reading “Chopping”

Berries and the weekend

The weekend was on the calm side. The weather was stormy and cool, perfect for making soup and enjoying a few movies. Sunday, I managed to prod the mighty blackberry picker to go check his crop (which happens to be HUGE this year!). He thought they wouldn’t be ripe yet. Ha! After picking  about 2Continue reading “Berries and the weekend”

Clover

This was probably the quickest hand-cut paper piece I’ve done so far. I’ll probably alter the arrangement a tad more, to keep better connection to the sides. Clover is quite an abundant crop in the Halsey area due to the local honey producers. Back in 2014, when I created the camas project, I made sureContinue reading “Clover”

The Big Picture

I’m a tad tired today and not feeling very productive. Tomorrow is the first scheduled deadline for the project: The plan for the art installation in the specific space and short description for the community and property owner. Hopefully the above diagram will provide enough general information for all parties involved. I’ll spend the restContinue reading “The Big Picture”

Wheat trio

I went a little crazy with this hand-cut paper piece. Is is do-able for the cut metal work? Probably not. The complexity is way too high! However, I can always crop and alter more. The inside cut zone is 8″ x 8″, subject is wheat. Wheat is one of the major crops grown around theContinue reading “Wheat trio”

Wheat and shingles 

I finished the first wheat trial and it’s received loads of interest with my FB friends. I’ll continue playing with this form by adding in a few additional stalks to the design (or going for more of a micro view by zooming in on the kernels). The work needs to cover a 2 ft xContinue reading “Wheat and shingles “

Wheat Start

After lunch today, I set aside the hazelnut design and started playing with wheat. Wheat fields are so beautiful to drive by. They have such a uniform look, so perfect in height, such a soft appearance. To watch the flow of wind through a yellow ripened field…ahhhh, just lovely on a summers day. Of course, ifContinue reading “Wheat Start”