Sammy- I intentionally left you out from the group I mentioned above because I want to salute you here.
You are more than a friend, of course you are friend with every one but you also are a guiding light steering us into the right direction. You always encourage us to do better and recommend the way to make corrections. You choose your words very well in commenting and critiguing and no one has ever been slighted by you because we know you mean well. You also hold the steering wheel tightly in keeping the group together even more so when Holly become unavailable. I believe all of us are grateful for your being here and I am talking for the group even though they did not nominated me to represent them. I am more than sure they feel the same as I do.
So in the spirit of thanksgiving, I thank you.
C&C are welcome and appreciated.
Sandy, I appreciate all your kind sentiments. Thank you.
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Marsha - super photo - great color and composition.
Sam - thanks for kind comments about videos - yes, more to come.
Sandi - thanks very much for kind comments.
Gourdophonium copper tone hole inlays engraved, cut, domed, ready for patina, then will place in same distance relationships as cornett holes - here are some cornetti made by my friend and master musician/instrument maker Jeremy West in London (he made me a beauty last year):
I'm lucky to be (a tiny) part of a growing international movement of information sharing about making all sorts of old and new instruments - nice intersection of sound and art.
Really cool, Bob. The etching on those copper tone rings (hole inlays) is interesting and I can see those hanging from my ears. You are a talented, creative person.
Bob you sure are a multii talented individual I have a friend like that that I am jealous of. he paints engraves builds period furniture on a spring pole lath blows glass plus who knows what One neatthing he does is mill the back side of a buffalo nickel and then and then engraves on it to make pendents they are real nice Look forward to seeing more of your work esspecialy your gourds
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Thanks, Geri - sounds like your friend and I have similar wanderings - coincidentally, here are a few carved/engraved/glass-enameled nickel pendants (my 15 cents):
colors, jazz, and ocean reef
Keep on rendering.
Bob, these glass-enameled nickel pendants are beautiful. It's not difficult to identify JAZZ and I think that the one on the left is ocean reef. Exciting pieces.
I totally agree with the sentiments as Sandi expressed so eloquently Thank you Sammy
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Bob your metal work is so interesting. I like the pendant idea and the interesting center items. I also think the musical instrument metal peices are very well done as I've given metal work a try and it's really difficult!
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Sam - I certainly agree with Sandi's special thanks to you and Fred's seconding - you are an enormously talented bright light, and a magnetic draw in my recent return. Thank you! - Bob
Fred your rocks are so good! I like the courtyard monument idea too!
Thanks kindly , Catherine - the interest began when my family visited Williamsburg, VA in the 1950's - at that time you could watch the mesmerizing work of master silversmiths and their apprentices making art and utility objects from scratch, just as Paul Revere, his brother Thomas, and their colleagues had done in Massachusetts in the 1750's. That probably started my obsession with vanishing arts - hooked from then onward - just takes practice and a healthy measure of failure tolerance.
Angels pencil and charcoal study on Strathmore sketch paper 12x18. I "finished" this practice this morning. I posted two other's in the Member's Art gallery but won't put them here as they will take up a lot of space and they are simply single views of each angel. I really like doing the cross hatching with a pencil as it's so relaxing but have found that both pencil work and charcoal are/can be as unforgiving as watercolor work.
I hope everyone had a super Thanksgiving!
Catherine - fine angels!
Gourdophonium nearing tone hole drilling and assembly - sound hole area rewatercolored, pyrographed, cut, and edge-torched; tooled some copper foil leaves to cover the interior and act as sound reflectors/resonators; will probably mist the copper with ammonia and copper sulphate to accelerate verdigris before sealing; will make a mouthpiece receiver out of Instamold heat-formable plastic.
Have a fine weekend.