G2 The Blue Goose

This past September Goose Ridge winery challenged  me to  make a couple geese.  After dropping the first one off my husband challenged me to  come up with something  completely different for Goose 2

Here is Goose 2 which I have named after my friend Denny who also  provided me with  hundreds of forks to use for this project. The head is spoons and the  bottom is an old saw blade cut to  fit. IMG_6114IMG_6116IMG_6115

Falling for you.

After hanging on a wall for almost 3  years, these leaves have finally found a new home. They were shipped out today to Hersey PA. I was told the new owner was from the Pacific  Northwest and  wanted to bring home the fall leaves to cheer up her home office. falling for youn

Scarves and Horse shoes

I had a few extra horse shoes that were  different sizes than what I need for my large project so I  cleaned them up a  little and experimented. I added an old scarf that  I have not worn in over 4 years and I think this  just might make a fun  holiday gift?


Veterans day hike

As a member of the local  American  Legion yesterday  I went out to the Tahoma National Cemetery to honor our fallen soldiers.While there I also took a moment to sit and think about my dear life long friend 12.25.12 030Robert Larson as well as other friends who have left me.020






Today  Veterans Day  2014 , my good  friend Ken Vensel,  hiker, photographer , mountain tour guide,  invited me on a hike. Ken  likes to take photos of waterfalls and mountains and all  kinds of other stuff. We usually do most of our hikes under the light of the full moon. We have done today’s hike many times  but always on snow shoes. It was fun to  see what things look like without 12 feet of snow on the ground.  It was an amazing day for a hike as  the sky was clear ( not so great for the guy with the camera) the temperatures were in the low 20’sF ( not so great for the  girl in yoga paints and no gloves).It was obvious to us both  today that winter is here, even though just last week the temperatures were in the  high 60’sF.  We hiked the  Common Wealth  Basin Trail which is also part of the Old Pacific Crest Trail.  I counted at least  20 plus waterfalls during our  hike today. I can hardly wait for the snow so that we can head back up on snow shoes!   Ken is also one of the artists that will be showing at the Columbia Winery with me from Jan 5- March 31.




November Goose

I was challenged to make three different geese. This is goose number 2 , My Friend Denny  kindly went through his art supplies and  donated hundreds if forks to I have names this goose after him. All I have left to do is to put a  bottom on him.  This goose is made completely out of  sDenny1poons and  forks and a few scraps of metal  for  the frame. Denny2

I Got Forked

In order to grow I am constantly  challenging myself to try new things.  I  was asked to  make some geese for a local tasting room to have on display.   After completing the  first goose  I  decided I wanted to  try  something new ( well at least new for me)  so I posted a note on Facebook that I was  going on a Fork Hunt! The next day my friend  Denny Croston forked me!  He  cleaned out his shop  cabinet and loaded me up with forks! IMG_6070 IMG_6068 IMG_6069 I  have to spend some time in the  shop cutting off the  handles I am hoping to have this little goose done next week. I am going to  call him Denny.