Like I said before, we are needing a studio/storage space to work on more and bigger pieces. Well, we went to check out some shipping containers at a nearby place that rents and sells them. We went in only looking for answers and fell in love with this beautiful blue one up in the sky.
Then we need to find a place out here on the ranch to set it up to start thinking about the future. We have been looking at this view for a few weeks now. We have had a few lunches up here and more than a few glasses of wine. From here we aren't to far from everyone else, mostly Grandma's food and Hannah’s dad’s ice chest. It’s far enough away where we would have to ride a bike up but a morning bike commute is a good thing. Things are gonna be changing and changing for the better, we hope.
Well if you RV or have ever known anything about RVing you find out fast that it’s all about poop. When, where, how, what and why - period. If you don’t know anything about what I’m saying, consider yourself lucky. But if you know what I am talking about then you know what this is, well it’s a new one of those and I am very excited about it. Can’t wait to use it.
Got the commissioned Frida done in record time. We really cranked on this piece. We didn't have to replace many of the pieces to get it right. We used our new hole puncher and the can pieces we nailed down look smooth. I gotta tell you folks, after about a year of making these, we are getting good. Now to work on the John, make 20 buck blocks and to do a new landscape piece in cans.
Oh and of course we are still kicking out these smaller hearts. I really love these hearts, it’s a real test of what an aluminum can can give you in the ways of color combinations and it's a real challenge to make.
I have been working on a cow and tree piece I am calling “I can’t remember if this was a Monday morning or a Friday afternoon”. Since you know cows don’t really have clocks to tell them when to do anything. These cows were all near the camping sites out here on the ranch and I would sneak up on them on a bike hunched over taking pictures left and right till they noticed I was a person and would get up and run off.
And new for the Summer 2013 Tour, can pieces with mirrors. We were reading about how a few mirrors in the booth can attract people. Us being the kinds of people who will try anything once, we whipped these bad boys with no hesitation. Plus, its never a bad thing to have a mirror in the booth to check your teeth or hair, or beard in my case.