Monday, July 9, 2012

Copper Piece Installed

Finally, the copper engraving of the creek, horse shoes, fir boughs and holly is mounted and installed.  I have to admit, it really does look pretty darned good in its new home.  Son Don was enlisted for aid in getting the piece installed - it wouldn't - couldn't - have happened without him.  We figured it weighed about 25 lbs. and was approximately 38" x 36" - rather unwieldy, anyway.  Here it is in its final home:

The front door is to the right where the mat is.  The walk from the street to the front door is quite a bit longer than shows in this photo.

This is a closer look, but it is still a bit difficult to make the image out if you don't know what you're looking for!  Somewhere, in a previous entry there may be a better photo, but darned if I know how to find out without risking the loss of everything I've just entered.  I wish they would forgo the well intended improvements and leave things the same on things like this.  We closet luddites lead a rough life!

Next I am on to a project I've wanted to do for a very long time and other obligations and previously planned jobs had to be done first.  So, now I really am going to do Prayer Flags.  They will be woodcuts.  I've vacillated between screen print or woodblock and finally settled on woodblock.  I probably won't get to the actual carving until the end of the month, but the drawings can get started tomorrow.  ;-)