We're getting dumped on here, 6 inches of snow in the last two hours and more on the way.
As such, I'll be outside, plowing. Then I've got writing to do, both Deep Thunder and Iyes of the Dead, both of which I've been neglecting for other more pressing matters. I did manage to finish a chapter of Iyes last week, but I need to get another one done this week. It's coming along and that makes me happy. Two months and I should be done. I'll put up another extract this week.
So, anyway, I'm busy today and am a bit burned out on the big, weighty posts. Frankly I'm tired of politics, war, and Berkely Hippy Dippies.
As usual, when I'm in a funk and tired and feeling muzzy headed - I'll leave you with some of my latest artwork for your enjoyment:
This first piece is a hollow-form. Turned from birch heartwood, relief carved, and finished with Danish Oil. I particularly love the veining and grain patterns of this piece.
This second piece is also a hollow-form turned from birch heartwood, in fact it is cut from the same log as the piece above. However this piece came from near the end of the log, and as such there were some soft pulpy ventricles in the wood. Accordingly, I shaped the piece to remove the bad wood. I also 'lipped over' the top, giving it a downward, rounded shape, because that's just how I was feeling that day. I like the form, I think it works very well with this shape. Because there were a number of checks (cracks running across the grain, radiating out from the center like spokes on a wheel), I filigreed the sides - which, when the light shines through, reminds me of frothing white water. I like it.