I had to let the extraordinaryness of 1000 blog posts sink in. That and I'm not quite sure what to talk about. Back to life as normal! (not nearly as much fun as life on vacation).
I am busily working on a bunch of new projects. Unfortunately, it's looking like I'm not going to be able to show you any of them in progress because they're all commissioned as gifts. So obviously I'll have to start honing my writing skills again since I can't depend on a steady stream of photographs to keep you all entertained. I can tell you what I'm doing though, no harm in that.
Not necessarily in order (all scrimshaw):
- an almost-matched set of pistol grips for two Colt .45 SAA guns. I am working with the same engraver I collaborated with on the CCA project. Not sure when this will all be done an assembled, a few months I would guess.
- a belt buckle, will be done in mid July.
- a pendant, will be done by mid August.
- a dog portrait
And probably a bunch of little things squeezed in around those.
I'm still attempting to arrange the ever-increasing amount of furniture into the designated 8x10 foot "studio" area (I totally got poked fun at for calling it a studio, hey I try to be a little classy!) ;-)
I put the first batch of eggs into the incubator on Sunday (lol, only about two months late!) Can't wait to candle them.
I mailed in my entries for State Fair (art show) and Draft Horse Classic today. Cross your fingers!
That is good news! You are now getting commissions for your scrimshaw (unless the belt buckle is to be engraved instead). Are you practicing your engraving? You could post photos of the learning process. Just a suggetion since you do not necessarily wish to fill up your blog space with witty commentary (but you are good at that). -BM
there I think I have firured out the whole google problem!? I congratulate you on the finished SAA..It is stunning you have inspired me to re grip my 1851 and 1861 Colt navys in ivory. also my compliments to the engraver (Ron Nott? Brian Hochstrat?) WHO? I should know!!
BM- all that stuff is scrim, including the buckle. I have not been doing any metal engraving, and in fact I've moved the vise aside, and that now makes it really hard for me to do metal (but WAY easier to do scrim). I might still be able to do bulino this way, I'm not sure. I'm still planning to start work on a drawing of some sort, just not sure what yet.
Owen- it's another collaboration with Mike D, same as the CCA gun. He's awesome!
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