Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Vending Machine

After taking some time off this summer, I'm starting to get back into the swing of things. I had my best show so far the the Manassas Fall Jubilee. It was so good, I've been at a loss to re-inventory since the show and get my stores back online (sorry!). And we were set up on the outskirts of the festival! If I'd have been on the inside, it would have been a whopper!

At that fair, I was invited by Cathy Davis to attend her Myrcles Think Pink vendor show for breast cancer research at the Westridge Swim and Raquet Club, which was another great success. I met some great people and had a great time, despite my eye exploding out of my head.

About the eye patch, I'd love to have a great war story about how I was knee-deep in sawdust and had some horrible shop accident. But the truth is I always wear eye protection and this was just an infection (starting to feel much better).

And in-between these two shows, we were excited to appear at the Fredericksburg Fall Home & Craft Show at the Expo Center there. Again, had a blast and met lots of great people.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Little Suckers

As a military photographer, I should have realized ahead of time how hard it would be to get a good image of a hummingbird at one of my feeders.

Those little suckers can move!

But I liked these images so much I thought I'd share some of them here.

Saturday, August 6, 2016


So this seriously happened. The wife saw the stack of 5 new liquor bottle bird feeders I finished while she was out of town. She then announced that there is officially no more room in the house for them and that I couldn't make any more until I sold the ones I had.

I smiled and sheepishly told her there were three more in the workshop being finished. Turns out I was wrong. There were four.

Here are some of the others ...

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Just some random stuff

For those who think I've given up on blogging ... well, you're pretty much right. So here's some random stuff I've been working on lately:

Caravaggio's Judith Beheading Holophernes

Zebra wood, very nice

Well, duh.

sticks to fridge and catches caps

It's a bird feeder

Pyrography on spoons

Dali's Persistence of Memory

Stash key chain

Japanese camphor

Burmese teak and bloodwood

Glows in the dark

Glows in the dark


Stash key chain

It's a book safe

It's a book safe

It's a book safe

Japanese book safe

DEEEEEP book safe