Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring in Iowa








10 Reasons to believe it might be spring in Iowa
10. The snow is almost all gone, still some in shaded places.
9. Little bits of green are  showing in the grass and the garden.
8.  Our next door neighbor whose yard is a terrible mess is getting ready to put in his usual fabulous vegetable garden.
7. The neighbor behind us who tends his yard like a Japanese gardner got his lawn mower out today..... and he put his snow blower away.  
6.   Neighbor behind us's wife has clothes out on the line.
5.  The pond at the farm is ice free.
4.  The birds are singing cheerfully.  
3.  Dear husband is spending most days working at the farm.  (Clearing brush in the conservation easement.)
2.  Dear Daughter in Law, Guinevere, has new kids (baby goats)  arriving in her dairy herd.  
1.  It is 71 degrees here today.  

High school workshop

After my show in September, I was invited to visit a high school sculpture class to show them how I work.  Now I am invited to give a workshop at the High school all conference Art Day i n mid April.  It is going to be called rcycled sculpture and jewelry.  I met with the teachers the other day for planning and I took a few very rough pieces that I propose for the students to make.  I will provide a variety of materials and they can make whatever they want.  The catch is that the length of the workshop is 45 minutes, so not much detailed art will be done.  

I found those great reflective letters at the auction.  They are aluminum I think, very light weight and easily cut and punched.  

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Too much of nothing.

video

Here is another video I am working on.  This one needs some work on the music for sure.  

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Blob animation

video

I have been taking lessons on using PSP (Paint Shop Pro)  in a yahoo group.  I just figured out how to post an animation on my blog.