Idaho Art

image1 (9)I still have not made any weaving stuff except for Cat’s boat shuttle. Did run across some leftover tools and looms recently and decided to share them with a very fine friend in Idaho – Georgianna. She had been a very good customer for a number of years. She teaches outreach for weaving to kids and old folks mostly. So, it seemed appropriate to send her all those ‘found’ items! Since I spent 5 years in Idaho with the USAF, she responded with a number of “Idaho” items. One fave was an Idaho motorcycle license plate! It’s already hanged in the old Bike House. The photo is an example of Georgianna’s outreach. I still get such a kick out of feedback from the use of my weaving tools and looms……
Working on the spiders – today welded more leg pieces for the version that uses old bowling balls for the bodies…… I’m having FUN!
Jim

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Tiles

Cat and I constructed, painted, and mounted a couple of hundred wooden tiles to fit two spaces. We especially wanted a good place to hang a HUGE and heavy ceramic sun we acquired several years ago. Cat has an enormous collection of suns and moons – it’s incredible to see the variety and materials of so many around our living room walls. These tiles add to that display. And, added one of Pepper laying in the sun on the floor…..
Not doing a lot – but am working now and then on a very large run of steel spiders. Great fun working with metals…. Wood too, just not in that mode right now.
We have been dealing with lots of snow and very very cold lately…. Fun to look at and only shoveled enough to get off the front deck and a “path” for our little Pepper Dog….
Later, Jim