Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Continuing on My Instructional DVD on Creating a Horse from Scratch



Getting close to the finish on my horse for my 10th Instructional DVD. I hope to have the sculpting done this week and editing of the DVD by the first of next week.. Well at least that's the plan. It's taken me far to long already in the creation of the DVD. I'm already thinking of my next piece..

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Coloring The Bronze TROUBLE MAKER



The first copy of TROUBLE MAKER was colored in bronze today. I videoed it from the raw bronze to adding the first Chemicals. The process of coloring bronze goes back 5,000 years, to stone caves and mud shacks in the ancient world. I once held a 3,000 year old Hittite Bronze Sword in my gloved hand. What an awesome feeling that gave me. Looking at the fine detail work in the blade and handle. Perfectly balanced. Green patina was the only sign of it's age. It's always fascinates me when I finally finish one of my bronzes. I've been so blessed by my Heavenly Father, who gave me this small spark of creation, in my hands and fingers. I know where my gift is from. I'm just the vehicle to inspire and create.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Thoughts and Horse Progress



I was working on my horse for the Instructional DVD. The thought occurred to me, I've just sold a full set of my DVDs to a person in Jerusalem... I'm seen all over the world.. 20 years ago, I couldn't even imagine that people on the other side of the world would see me and my videos. But they do.. It just made me pause today and contemplate that. The world is truly getting smaller.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Nearing the Finish of my 10th Instructional DVD on Creating a Horse from...



Nearing the end of producing this video of "Creating a Horse From Scratch". I probably have another week of working on the clay then it will take several days to edit the hours of video down to an hour and a half video.

Monday, June 12, 2017

At the Foundry Delivering the clay of THE VIKING and checking on THE TRO...



It was time to deliver the clay of THE VIKING to be cast into bronze. It'll probably take 8 to 12 weeks for that process... While at the foundry I checked on the progress of piece I dropped of a few weeks back of the bust of the cowboy, THE TROUBLEMAKER. It's in ceramic shell. The wax in the Ceramic Mold will next be melted out and then bronze will be poured in. So another couple of weeks on that piece. Got home to a wonderful rainstorm in 48 degree weather.. Love Thunder.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Instructional DVD In Production Update and a Friend Stops By My Studio



Updating you on the progress of my horse for my new Instructional DVD on "Creating a Horse From Scratch". A Friend from out of state stopped by to visit. Phil Whitlow Is in Ennis Montana, for a couple of days.
We had a great visit. We spun Tall Tales and Fantastic Yarns.
Also had a group of lovely ladies from Texas, visiting the Madison Valley, where I live, made a visit today in my studio as well.
It was a very good day today.