Thursday, September 25, 2008

Metal Sculpture

Jim making metal sculptures

First news about the puppy - we'll be collecting her either today or tomorrow. And her name will be Teasel.

We aren't yet as ready as I'd hoped...

Partly because we've just spent a long weekend on a sculptural blacksmithing course. Jim had often said he wanted to make metal sculptures so I booked him onto this course as his birthday present, he's had to wait 4 months for it. I went on the course too but wasn't as strong as the others so wasn't very good at the bashing with hammers part - my wrists just weren't up to it.

Hope you've all been having fun too!

12 comments:

Webradio said...

Hello Caroline !
Nice photo...
Yes the hammer is heavy...

See You later.
Et Bon Anniversaire pour Ton mari !

Connie said...

You can imagine how tickled I was to hear about the puppy. But now 'we demand to know more'! So, the course was a workout?! Great to see the photo. Have you tried pounding wire yet, you may love it! Greetings from back up north and happy birthday to Jim whenever it was (or is).

Connie said...

How silly of me! I got so excited about the puppy, I failed to look at the next post down. What a cutie. Yep, you'll be busy!

Caroline said...

Webradio - Jim enjoyed his birthday present and thank you for his birthday wishes - he's lucky to still be celebrating it after 4 months!

Connie x2 - glad you spotted the puppy's photo - I'm sure this blog will feature a few more soon. I'm definitely re-inspired with the wire - I made wire maquettes and really enjoyed that part a lot.

andrea said...

Ooo -- I'm as envious as when #1 son did metalwork at school. I've always wanted to try it!

Connie said...

I've posted a little appreciation on my site for the caring nature of your blog and your supportive comments to others.

Sacred Suzie said...

Working with metal is tough! I tried metal smithing for jewelry and found out quickly there was no way I could do it. Good for you for giving it a shot and OMG, that is such a cute name for the puppy.

Jo said...

You could always knit with wire Caroline, there's a company called scientific wire who do a range of colours. The course looks fab, I went on a stone carving course once, lots of banging and bashing involved in that too, I like the metal sculpture idea though!

soulbrush said...

i could never do this with my wrists, good for you for trying...ha ha the BIG day cometh ...teasel, what a cute name...can't wait to see the pics. hugs.

tinker said...

That does look like quite a workout.
Teasel - What a wonderful puppy girl name!
(Much better than tinker - though your comment reply made me smile :)
Good luck with the homecoming - take lots of photos!

Ellen said...

Adorable puppy name. I've always wanted to try a course like that, but you've just confirmed what I suspected, it takes muscles, (which I completely lack).

soulbrush said...

how is our little teasel getting on? are you having much sleep? hows the housetraining going? hope it's not too hard, if you want some ideas, send me an e mail, and i'll write and tell you how we coped with snuffs when she was so little.