Natural materials

I am using mineral oil to seal the wood. I’m also using a stain than can be light to dark gray. It is made by soaking steel wool in vinegar.  To attach the nuts hatches, I’m using dowels and glue. This glue is made by cooking milk powder with vinegar to get curds, these are drained, rinsed and combined with baking soda and some water to get the preferred thickness.
s. Glue

It is supposed to be waterproof. Wisconsin weather will test that claim.;

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Earth Sculpture 2015

at workbench

at workbench

I am participating at the Earth Sculpture 2015 show at the Farley Center.  There are 13 installations at the show, which you can visit at any time.  The concept is to use resources from the land.  I chose to install two shallow relief carvings of cardinals.

Here is the Map

Here is the link to the Farley Center

Below are some pictures

Art Walk – May 4

I’ll be showing and selling wood carvings for the Marquette-Atwood neighborhood art walk on Mary 4.  It starts at 11 but I will not get going until noon.

see the Facebook page here

see map

 

2014.shot

We’ve been on the Road

My wife and I spend most of the month of July on a road trip to see family by way of lots of the West.  We traveled west through Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona to San Diego, CA.  We spent a week in Napa, California before returning by way of Sequoia and Grand Canyon National Parks as well as Santa Fe and Taos.  I have lots of pictures and notes to inspire some art work and journaling.  Here is a little sample.