I took a break from working on the goose today and made a fun little birdie. I will coat him tomorrow. Specail thanks to my old college chum Jody for the upside down shovel challenge!
I love using my copper coated steal and in all the photos I have looked at of geese the bottom feathers are a different color than the rest of the bird . I have some trimming to do on the copper wire and a bit more wire to add and I still have some grinding and polishing to do. once he is complete I think I shall mount him on a large rock. The underside was the frame base in which I started to build up to make the shape. The folks who have seen the goose in person like to see the underside. I have been hesitate in showing the underside as it is such a mess!
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! Special 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.
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. From left to right, Fern, Eve, & Dixie added Frens hair after the photo was taken.
Before starting my more time consuming projects I like to work on some fun and some what 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!
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.
Coral Was pretty happy to meet the newest Member of her family! She even gave Idaho a welcome kiss!