Tuesday, July 1, 2008
burn the copper
These are all new pieces, other than the long zen stamped connector, from an order that went out today. The Chaffinch above was etched, then dipped in patina, rubbed down, then doused good with a torch for a lovely iridescent pink overtone. It looks like it was dropped in gasoline but I like the effect.
The owl craze has bitten me as well, especially after listening to several great horned owls hoot back and forth to each other in the woods near where my husband was working the other day. I had to call my dad, a wildlife biologist, to convey the sounds to him to make sure I was hearing that particular species. Click on the owl text below for a closer view.
hoo hoo HOOOOO!! Shout it out, this is what the great horned owl sounds like. Go ahead, your neighbors won't mind. Mine haven't said anything so far. It's hot and everyone is a little crazy this time of year.
I'm happy to be a guest editor on Art Bead Scene Blog this month. Look for my first post sometime later this week. While this crazy month is progressing, I'm still trying to live by this.