I ordered a articulated vise to hold small parts of my sculpture as I work on them.. I just got me one today.
Sugru is the world’s first mouldable glue that turns into rubber. Invented by Jane and made with love (and science) in the UK, Sugru is here to make fixing and making easy and fun. Pretty cool.
I noticed my wire wasn't held well because of the way the jaw faces are constructed.. They sell rubber slip over covers, but I didn't want to spend more money and wait another week.. So I got the last of my Sugru out and made my own pad from it.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
I'm holding off working on the hands till I get a new articulated vice to hold them in. I expect delivery on the 22nd of September (tomorrow) and can't wait to use them for the first time. I worked on the robe of the one warrior and then added several feathers on the back of his head. I really love the way this piece is coming together.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Tried to create a Deer Skin shirt. Native Americans would tan their hides with the brains of the animal the skin came from.. It's a very labor intensive. Google "Brain Tanning". It's amazing. Brain Tanned Leather is the finest leather you can ever buy.. Very very expensive.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Good day today. Felt good, and my numb index finger on my right hand wasn't as numb today. I'm tellin ya.. getting old ain't for the young.. haha I went to the local Fly Shops.. Ennis Montana is famous for it's fishing on the Madison River. I found out how expensive that sport can be today. I went to a couple of Fly shops and asked about Fly Tying Vices today.. Like art supplies, fly tying supplies are over the wall expensive. So I made a jury rigged vice grip.. It worked just fine..
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
I decided to add a sacred Medicine Wheel to this piece today. Lakota Medicine Wheel The Native American medicine wheel is a sacred symbol used by indigenous Plains tribes to represent all knowledge of the universe. Circle - The circle represents the sacred outer boundary of the Earth often referred to as the Sun Dance Circle or the Sacred Hoop. It represents the continuous pattern of on-going life and death. Lines - The horizontal and vertical lines represent the sun and man’s sacred paths; the crossing of the two lines indicates the center of the Earth where one stands when praying.