27 August 2009

As Time Goes On

As promised, I have been working like crazy. I think that my recent works have been turning out quite well. It's amazing what you can do with, oh I don't know, a bunch of free time, some tools, wood, and of course the loving wife looking out the door to make sure your not slacking. Not really, she does look out the door, but just to see what I'm cook'n up next.

So, I think the most amazing thing of late is, my bowl I carved. It's the
first one I've ever done. The cool thing is, I think it's the only piece of art I've every done that turned out just the way I wanted it to. Usually my art turns out similar to my original design but with some change by design or mandate of material. In other words I mess up a lot and have learned how to incorporate it into my work.

Another good thing about my work this week is, I'm not pre-designing. Upon arriving to my work station, I associate with all my tools for a moment around the coffee pot and then... that's right, I have a long conversation with my material to discuss it's future. As of late we haven't even fought. That being the case, I just cut a piece of board off and start shaping it. It's a lot of fun.

As was mentioned before, in earlier posts, I am still going to start my etsy, but I have to have better photos, so I hope this weekend my pa-in-law, Rojito (dig those 70's safety glasses), and myself will be able to figure out how to take the best photos of my pieces with a decent back drop. For now though, here are some good photos of what I've done. There are also more photos on my Flickr. Check em out.

24 August 2009

Week 1 And Under Way.

One good thing is, I have my own part time photographer (Rojito), and he has been helping me a lot. The photos in this post are ones that he took. On my Flickr you can see a set for just his photos.

As I mentioned, these are unfinished sculptures. I will have a number done in a couple of days. You can at least get an idea of what is to come. I hope you enjoy it. Also, don't forget to check out my Flickr for more photos.