Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Deeply Strange

Trawling Tobacco Barn today, I could not resist these deeply strange objects.  A mannequin arm with broken fingers, a mummified turtle claw, a cement man labeled 'Easter Island',  a group of crosses made of iron spikes.
And who would like to own this marble form clothed in what can only be described as a teddy?  And who made the five hefty 14" long terra cotta bananas (and why??). The iron bunny boot scraper seems to be bolting.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Chicken Scratch

I stopped by the chicken yard to do some drawings of the grasses there.  I'm working on a print of 13 chickens moving around in the big grassy yard, and my grass stamp looks too rigid.
The grasses aren't that exciting, but they'll help me carve more informed grass blocks.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Taxidermied Roosters at Tobacco Barn

I've never been able to study a rooster's head before!  
And concrete yard ornaments--
A great bonanza of a day at the sweltering Tobacco Barn!


Friday, June 24, 2016

Early Morning Watch


Jesse in the bedroom window first thing this morning, checking out the world.
He drapes elegantly over the window sill, dozes briefly.
Hears something, rises slowly.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Five More

Next I'll print these five new knife-drawn hens with yesterday 's five and see what happens.  Mike Diehn, you said you wanted a print of these--