Mr Studer is getting close to being complete.

The best part of this project is that I  brought it home tonight and my family could tell it is  supposed to be a goose! 20140915_192927Special thanks to Brad Isley for working in the shop with me and helping me on everything I need help with to get my project done on time. Thanks to Peter Freese for tolerating all the time I spend at the shop and supporting my need to make stuff out of junk.

Three Little Birds

As part of my workshop clean up project I have been working on  using up some of the art supplies that have  been  sitting around the  shop for awhile.  these  little  birds are  made from  shovels, horseshoes , disc brakes and a few other  odds and  ends. september 019From left to  right, Fern, Eve, & Dixie  added  Frens hair after the photo was taken. 


Lucy The Goosey

This is the end of week one working on the goose.  My  goal is to finish him by  next Sunday. I am just welding back and forth and  back and forth. Grinding a bit and then  welding  back and forth.  I might work on the neck and the head tomorrow. 20140906_161829

Columbia Winery

I am  super  excited to  announce that I am curating an art event at the Columbia Winery, The opening Reception is scheduled for January 9th at 4pm-7pm during the Meet the Artist Happy Hour! Mark your calendars  now to save the date! The show will run until April 1, 2014 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072


 For Directions:  and stay tuned for a list of the featured artists!


I went to the shop and spent a few hours working on MIster Studer  tonight.  I even added a head so you non visual  types can  see where I am  going with this! goose _n


Before starting my  more  time consuming  projects I  like to  work on some fun and Daisy some what 20140829_181301 (1) simple projects.  Dragon flies,  angels and flowers  made with  cutlery.  Birds made out of shovels, horse shoes sickle mover blades and  tow balls.  Birds are currently  available at Experience Tea on  Front Street in Issaquah.




I love  working in my  work shop!

Idaho made it home!

What a wonderful weekend!  I had a friend fly up from California to  make the  road trip to  Bonners  Ferry  to deliver Idaho.   Our  first stop  was  to  fuel up!








Then we  stopped in to  pick up some tea.




Idaho was  anxious to get to his  new home  so our stops from Issaquah to  Bonners Ferry  were  short and s019weet!

Coral Was  pretty happy to  meet the  newest  Member of her family! She even  gave Idaho  a welcome  kiss!


First kiss

Well it is August  6th and I am still working on finishing touches! I am  getting so  close to  being done.I  am pretty  happy with how he is coming alone so I  had to give Idaho his first kiss!

163In case you  missed the  back story on Idaho: He is the 2nd  wire bird I have  made. The first one I  donated to an  art auction  to  benefit our  local art gallery.  I  started with a  roll of  recycled wire that I bought from a friend’s dad for $20.00 summer and heron 011I might  just have enough to  make one more bird!


a day away!

I am so excited to be getting to  close to  being  finished with Idaho.  My  plan is to  drive him  to Idaho on the 15 of of the month!  Last night I worked in the shop until 10 PM hoping to finish.    But I still have  to clean about  40  wires and  straighten out his leg as the vice has been a  bit  hard on him.  His feet also  need  some work. 20140804_195245 (1)20140804_19513620140804_195125