Tauzer chewed up my last stick of driftwood so we decided to take a road trip to Homer early Tuesday morning, returning on Wednesday eve. I use about 12-15 pieces of driftwood in each “Wind Salmon” sculpture –which tend to sell out at each show. They’re fun to make and are a customer favorite but no driftwood would have meant no Salmon for this Saturday’s Spenard Farmers Market -and what's a Market without
“fresh fish?!” We shared the beach with curious tourists who had just disembarked from the huge Holland America cruise ship –which had just also docked in Anchorage the day before. A blue-bird day, low tides and a beach full of treasures means you can never have a bad day in Homer! We camped out but the tent had to be tied down to the truck –no kidding the winds were that strong. After a full day of hunting and gathering our treasure sticks, we stuffed ourselves with Fat Olive's Pizza and yummy Kodiak Brown Ale around the campfire. Gus and I were up at
midnight to see the most amazing moon set against a lavender sky looming over Kachemak Bay. The best surprise was being out of range for my mobile phone and hearing the voice mail left by Heather Thamm. The Anchorage Press was running her article and photos of my metal work as a feature story in today’s paper!! Now that skiing is over, she has something else to update her Blog with -ha! Check out her article and photos in the Press on-line here.