Friday, February 29, 2008

This is a sculpture that was made by me and installed by me on the entry way to the collectors home. there is alot of chatter today on collecting art that has me thinking. With all the bravery in accumulating wealth I'm thinking how timid those same people can be when it comes to buying art. But yes art IS another story.
Here is my FREE advice: If you don't want to become an art investor try using love. Love is always yours to give or withhold. It can take the place of money as a stand in for studying and "consuming" the very thing in front of you with out spending a dime. Think of it as your birth right commodity with which to rub up against art . With nothing to lose who cares if it's a STRANGER! You can get to know or not at no expense at all. When you are done move on. Put the money down only when you have a relationship with this"stranger".
The sculpture on the left was consumed with love and paid for with money. The money means it is now a part of this property. love was the vehicle that got it here and keeps it here. The one thing that dosn't go astray is change. Art for me is about loving a stranger even if it is us.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What goes up must go down

It's amazing what a small thing can do to lift the spirits. How many times with gained skill I fetched out of the drain hole any number of things. Grey slime, hair and other scumie stuff.

I made this brass drain cover and it was good! A little "home land security" goes a long way.

Monday, February 25, 2008

For Sensitive Skin

This is a good example of the kind of ingredients that are in my soup. I made this watering can with a cheap funnel and an old watering can sprinkler I had around. Some silicone calk and aluminium pop rivits to hold the funnel on. My sprinkler has a fine spray for seedlings. It can be made with out the sprinkler too. The recycling and carbon saving detail isn't interesting to me but it is a deal to make. I left the lable in place because now in it's altered state it makes me laugh.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Getting Started

This is my first entry and I like to show you some of the blogs that inspired me to begin. The blog search started with a search in Paris for any thing and every thing to do with the City Of Light. Rita and I are going to visit for the first time and I went over the edge searching the blog world on this subject. We especially want to see the things that are in museums, galleries and public places. I'm not saying the ........ word as a way to refresh myself toward seeing clearly.

This blog was my first and still a favorite It's so well done and beautifull to look at. The next one I discovered is There are many more and they will follow but it's time to go to the studio, see you soon...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

A soup of diverse ingredients

I love cooking pots pans and all kinds of containers used in cooking. Just looking at them brings out a kind of peace in me. The image is a sumi drawing I made.