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Really...I've Been Working

Bet you thought I

But I didn't.  I have just been on Cloud 9 since January.  There is so much I want to share.

I'm just going to say it with pictures.

First there was Mardi Gras preparations.  We had to decorate coconuts.  OOooooo...I wonder who got this beauty?
Then mi amigo flew in and we did so much in two weeks it was ridiculous.  Here are the highlights I would like to share.

We made shibuichi.  Which was hard as hell!

I carved.  I like carving.

Then cast...
Then sawed a stump, ground a stump, ground an anvil, and made a dust collector.
The dust collector was made using a powerful computer fan but evidently not powerful enough.  I should just buy one but they are so expensive!  The filter didn't stay put in the litter box there but I did have some suction.  :-/

Then the rolling mill broke!  Now that really sucked!!!
We rearranged my studio.  Whaaat?!!!  Now I can't find anything.

Did Mardi Gras!
Then went to NYC...
made some pins...
Finished a ring and drank some wine...actually I was drinking the wine the entire time.  HA!!!
Then went to Yuma, AZ but I think I will do another post about that.  
It was AMAZing!

Are y'all tired yet?  This marks my journey thus far.
I didn't talk about any process but if there are any questions just hit me up and I'll be happy to share.

Next post is about the Yuma Symposium 2016.



  1. I love your blog! :) This is your new Yuma friend!

    1. Hi Yuma friend! I think I know who you are. :o

  2. Sounds like you had a fab time! Had to look up shibuichi :D
    With the casting you made where did you pour the metal in? I can't see a sprue. What happened with the rolling mill? I think I'd cry if my rolling mill broke........ then hit the wine :D

    1. Hi Cinnamon! The sprue is on the bottom of the can on the left. I had just opened the two parts. I had a nice little button. :) As for the rolling mill. The gear just broke as we were rolling down sheet metal! Crazy, huh? Well, Durston took care of me and sent a replacement gear. I'm guessing the gear was already compromised and I almost did cry! Actually I was incredulous and then we hit the wine. :D your anticlastic bracelets. I especially like how you use tape to texture. I do that too! HA! Great minds think alike as they say. :)

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