Guess it’s been awhile since I’ve added to my log. Copper Quad copper skinning has been completed entire frame has been primed & painted. Copper skin have all been riveted together. Have experienced a few breakdowns due to the additional weight of the body. Two broken front spokes, wheels in for repairs. Then forward mounting bracket broke. No problem easy fix just need to beef up the weld, good to go! Arts Alive April 6, 6-9pm!
Sometimes Art takes its time, in this case mine. Copper Quad recently had a Doc appt, a few minor things taken care of. Copper skinning has begun and is taking shape nicely. Stop by for Nov Arts Alive to see for yourself.
Who would of known an idea or thought would take this much time and effort. Things are progressing at a fast build pace. Take your time and knock out the small stuff and soon you’re there, done. Well almost. I’ve learned alot on this project and is fun to take a JoyRide around Old Town.
Cinco de Mayo & ARTS ALIVE all rolled into one fun time. Octo Madness hit the streets and was a big hit, thank you all for the great coments. Feedback such as this continues to fuel my Artistic need to do Art every single dang day. Next up, functioning 'lectric geetar, copper body almost complete. Standby for more great Art!
Intent was to have the Octopus on full display be we ran into some technical electrical difficulties. Octo pends arm surgery scheduled for next week. Once surgery has been successfully completed by me then 3-4 weeks recovery time. Should be enough time for May Arts Alive. Stop on by and check out some new acrylic paintings I recently did.
I will be open for biz this month up till Christmas usually at studio by noon. If you have a certain time that works better for you please let me know and I will accomodate. Look for yellow "Open" sign.
Guess the word is out, still some questions on what the proptery at 2nd & C street old town Eureka is being used for. Tons of people showed, many blazing right past me to step inside the Shark Zone. Thanks to everyone who stopped by, some we chatted, some we drank beer others gone like the wind. I will be open around Thanksgiving and day after. Cash is King!
Been a month and half now since I've moved to new digs in Old Town Eureka. Getting adjusted to a new work place has taken some getting used to. New sounds come with it. Might hear a Harley cracking off on the throttle or construction noise. Once I'm in the studio and burning copper I forget where I am and am in the moment. Art is good for the heart and soul, forget about the outside stuff, even just for a little while.
Great weekend the last two days, great weather, awesome people. Thank you to all and everyone I spoke to over the weekend either friends or new friends. New ideas have been sparked, some I'll follow through on. You, Joe Public makes this work, thanking everyone for their support it is appreciated.
Thank you to all who stopped by to see my studio, it is appreciated. I will be open for the second portion of NCOS starting this Saturday, June 11 & 12
Yesterday was one of those days you only dream about. I wasn't or haven't been in search of a new studio, mine works just fine. But while out trying to locate some friends getting ready to head out on a year long artist painting adventure did they tell me about the art studios. I had no idea of what they were talking about but had inquired on the property in Old Town Eureka, too much for my wallet. Anyways the old Mendenhall property, (with all the honking geese) is now being converted into art studios. I was shown many and then was shown my future home. Looked pretty bad from outside but inside was perfect, nothing that a little TLC can't fix. So I made the call and met up with the landlord and sealed the deal. In looking back it makes total sense, I need to be accessible to the public and display my work while I work and not pay someone else a commission, win win! So hopefully in the next month or two I'll make the transition to my new C street studio! Thank you!
Time is fast approaching for Open Studios! I have been very busy producing new fishes and have recently completed my goal of at least 25 new King & Queen salmon. All fish are hand made of copper and hang from fishing line. Small, very cool and can be hung pretty much anywhere you have a free space on the ceiling. I'll be open both weekends, see you then.
Like Art? Mark on your calendar first two weekends in June 2016 I'll be open for North Coast Open Studios, this will be my third year participating. I'll be conducting hands on demos on "how to make copper earrings". You the general Art loving public get to try your hand too. For a mere $25 bucks I'll show you how to make one side of an earring, then you make the other. When were done you get to take with you or wear if you prefer!
Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!
Wow, VERY busy day today big thanks to everyone who stopped by and hung out awhile, fun times, booth was packed, guess it's standing room only! See all your smiling faces bright & early tomorrow