Gimme a G!

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And believe it or not, it’s not for Gardening. My blog and I are on a break from gardening, cooking and otherwise procrastinating. After several weeks immersed in plants, I really had to get back to work. I shouldn’t complain, my job is pretty fun. The hardest part is putting on my welding gear and getting in the shop. It’s a lot like getting me to the gym, the grocery store, the beach – basically, getting me out of my jammies is a chore, but once I’m out I am a force to be reckoned with!

This week was a great test for our new workshop. Six months ago we couldn’t even work at the same time or leave any projects laying around. Now Jon’s working on a big curvy shelf unit, I’ve got bird beaks, legs and feathers scattered all over the place and we’re barely bumping into each other.

Curvy Corner Bookshelf in progress

In the meantime, Jon also built a dining table base and I built a doggy who is going to be the greeter at a veterinary hospital in Baltimore 🙂

Happy dog Phidoe sculpture ScrapHound Studio

I even had time and energy to try something new. Back when I studied graphic design I fell in love with typography, but it never transitioned into my life as a metal sculptor. Now with friends welcoming their new baby, Grace, I had the perfect opportunity to try something I’ve been wanting to do for ages. Yep, you guessed it, I made a letter G.

I hadn’t really thought about it before, but G is a really fun letter – there are so many ways to draw it! It can be masculine or feminine, loopy or blocky, classic or modern. It’s got interesting details and funny quirks. What a lucky break my first letter was such a good one!

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It’s not exactly a life-altering artistic breakthrough, but it was fun to make and now I want an “S” for myself! As an artist, sometimes making something I want to keep for myself is just enough to prevent my fragile creative ego from shattering into a million pieces. So… it’s a good day!

Probably too soon to ask the baby how she feels about it, but hopefully her parents like it. If not, I guess it’ll show up on etsy next week, maybe alongside some of its buddies like K and B. But not S, that one’s all mine… unless you want one for yourself, then you can have one too. I’m an artist after all, I do this for a living. Turning down work really only gets you so far.

Okay, back to the shop I go… maybe I’ll take the long way through the garden.

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  1. Sheri Fox says:

    Reblogged this on ScrapHound Studio and commented:

    A little update from the workshop originally posted to my personal blog…

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  2. I love the G and the dog. You are quite talented.

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    1. Sheri Fox says:

      Aww shucks. Thank you 🙂

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