Tuesday, February 28, 2012
What was my Inspiration? and Shovel Art #7
The question I get asked the most at my shows is "how on earth did you start cutting shovels"? Well it all began the day I brought home my "Thermal Dynamics Plasma Cutter". My husband set up the air compressor and put the water filters on then I had the hard task of plugged it in. I was desperate to cut something so I scanned the backyard for some steel and I spotted the hoe, started cutting with no design plan in mind and...
so the story began......
From then on I've focused on garden type equipment as inspiration. The deciding factor was .... it's Steel, it's cheap and it's unusual! I've come a long way in the last 5 years - a testament that no matter how old you are or how late you start, You Can Do It! Everyday, every step takes me further and further down the trail to growth, learning, failure & life. It's all a part of the process. You have to keep trying, keep experimenting, keep being crazy, think out of the box and look at all the inspiration around you it's mind boggling!!
Shovel Art #7This was a fun piece. I enjoyed doing the fence and the bird on it, but it just seemed a little lack luster so, I took out some old barbed wire and started making a nest that goes through front and back.
But, really there isn't a front and back since the image is on both sides.
So you decide which way you want it.
Sorry, but it was really hard to get a good picture of these.
"Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts. If you remain true to them, your world will at last be built." ---- James Allen