Thank you, Bluff Park! Next stop Kentuck.

It was a wonderful, hot weekend in Hoover at the lovely Bluff Park Art Festival. Great folks and a refreshing rain after pack out!

Thanks to all who came out and purchased.

For those of you who missed it you'll have another chance to get your own bronze next weekend at Kentuck, in Northport, Al. It will be Saturday and Sunday. See you there

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New Doorknockers

I finished up my three new knocker designs today; a luna moth, a hummingbird, and a dog’s head. Doorknockers are quite a bit more work than my usual pieces, but lots of us like some functionality with our art. I can do custom designs, too.

Luna Moth Doorknocker

Luna Moth Doorknocker

Hummingbird Doorknocker

Hummingbird Doorknocker

Hummingbird doorknocker from the side

Hummingbird doorknocker from the side

Dog Doorknocker

Dog Doorknocker

Monteagle marsh

While checking on a missing package at the Monteagle PO, I let the dogs out for a run across the street in the town playground. I came across this lovely marsh full of wildflowers. Primrose, buttercups and cardinal flower were all in bloom. I had no idea it was there.

Then on the way down the mountain i discovered a wonderful new place, Gallery 41 in Pelham, selling fresh roasted coffee, fabulous cookies (the dogs and i all gave it four paws up) and welded art all around! Well worth a stop.

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Garden bronze

I don't make many bronze sculptures specifically for outdoors, but this early Pan has been sitting in the birdbath for about 10 years with no ill effect. The birds don't seem to mind him, either.

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Lost wax

Sometimes i scculpture in a soft wax and make a one- of-a- kind figure. It either comes out in bronze or it doesn't; in either case, the wax is “lost”. This little slug is one such. They don't have as much detail as the pieces i sculpture in clay and they are usually smaller. But they let me make figures that might not find a wide audience.

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