Case for the Bird

    The bird light is slowly taking form. Yesterday I spent a bit of time with power tools and scrap pieces of lumber. The case is now 8″x 8″x 5.5″. It might become a bit narrower since there is a split that formed on one of the sides. I’ll need to do a bitContinue reading “Case for the Bird”

Paper Bird

Hurrah! I finally cut something new!!! The design is for an 8″x 8″ lighted piece. This is the first attempt executing the concept from drawings to cutting. I’m actually pleased with the form but still need to figure out additional tweakings. The bird was influenced by a piece of brightly-colored Mexican folk art I grewContinue reading “Paper Bird”

Bock, Bock, Bwwaaaakkkkk!

Yesterday I spent several hours working through more estate stuff. I’m trying to get things ready for the accountant. The major burden has been going through all the donations and finding ‘real market value’. Can’t we just guess? Of course, I don’t want to piss off the IRS. I’ll be happy when Thursday arrives andContinue reading “Bock, Bock, Bwwaaaakkkkk!”

Switch

Saturday we went in search of SUNSHINE! We’ve been socked in for days (weeks) in the valley. Grey days with little temperature change makes for depressing winters. We drove to the coast range and up Mary’s Peak. From the  upper parking, situated at around 4,ooo feet,  you can look out over the valley to allContinue reading “Switch”

Ink change

Today, my finger joints were bugging me so I chose to do limited work on the block. Gripping the dry point needle is very uncomfortable. There remains quite a bit to resolve on the bird and fingers but I’m feeling good about the whole image. A proof using thickened oil based ink (a bunch ofContinue reading “Ink change”

Bird continues

The little bird continued today. The more I work, the more frustrated I become. I seem to recall this sort of feeling when learning new things. The print has started to move in it’s own direction and probably won’t even come close to what I had envisioned, but that’s probably ok.  Proof #4 is below.Continue reading “Bird continues”