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”

A+B=C?

Sometimes adding two images together is the answer. Or not. I’m still undecided. I like the leaf cuts and I also like the developing filbert clusters. After playing around with the printer, tracing paper, shrinking & enlarging, I might have found a possible answer for this panel. Below is the 8″ x 8″ hand cut paperContinue reading “A+B=C?”

Second Attempt

Today I’m continuing work on figuring out the best way to portray the influx of Hazelnut crops into the Willamette valley. Halsey and surrounding communities have their share of newly planted orchards. The above piece focuses on the actual developing nut cluster with their wild paper coverings. The current crop is on the young side.Continue reading “Second Attempt”

Filbert start

Monday I started playing with a filbert design that’s been rattling around my brain for the past couple of days. This time I jumped over a couple of design steps and went quickly to cutting on an 8″x8″ square. Below is the flip side of the work. The distinctive developing nut clusters remains missing fromContinue reading “Filbert start”