Inspired by Cowgirl Goods’and Blanco Bob’s giveaway, I’m giving away two new favorite stickers. Girdwood is a ski town where Dogs rule and Girdwood Pets and Green Goods created this clever sticker as a play on the town’s nickname of Gird. Clever huh? If your not a Dog person (how can that be?), the AK sticker is for our fantastic state of Alaska. Both of these are up for grabs. Post a comment and which sticker you prefer. Two names will be picked this Friday at 5:00pm. Easy beezy, lemon squeezy.
One of my large (over 6’ tall) Tri-Sunflower sculptures sold the other day at the Gallery. We all really liked the sculpture, but it was also one of those works that had languished a bit longer than we all care to admit. Maybe too tall, too expensive, too many sunflowers, too much rust patina, too…? The good news is, it sold,then wouldn’t you know it, another customer came in and said “I would like to buy those Sunflowers…!” The Gallery called and asked if I would make another sculpture like the one that had just sold. I had to run over to the Gallery and take a picture of it to make another because I had forgot what the composition was like! It's really hard for me to make two pieces exactly the same. I sometimes work in similar themes, or I'll work on a series of subjects but all of my works are originals. Good thing I went to take a look at the sold sculpture because I made it quite differently than I normally do, using thick rebar for the stems and I'd embellished the stems with some cool, thick reclaimed aluminum wire... both materials I had only limited amounts of!
So, after a quick run about town gathering supplies I’m making another Sunflower sculpture for the 2nd customer. Though no two sculptures are ever the same I hope it will have the same energy that attracted the customer to the Sold Sunflowers!