Chicken feet. Forged copper chicken feet. Cute, aren’t they? Well, I think they are. And I bet you will, too, once you know their story, because these copper chicken feet are part of this year’s holiday ornament for Asheville Humane Society – a copper and bronze chicken that can be used as an ornament, metal
Little Forged Copper Witches, that is…
For most of my life, my brother has held the opinion that I’m a witch. Not a bad witch…just a witch. It’s probably due to my weird dreams and imagination. Or, how I relate to nature. Or, maybe he just sees something else there. Me? I’m not sure. But,
Not just any old forged copper animals. These copper animals are holiday ambassadors, maybe even little heroes, for animal welfare. Each year for the past five years, I’ve created and donated a limited-edition holiday ornament to Asheville Humane Society for use in a holiday fundraising campaign. The ornaments, which are hand forged from copper and other
Whenever I approach a new project dealing with nature, I have to make decisions about what I think will be the best way to present the specific features of the item in question. Some beauties of nature simply can’t be represented in art. They need to be shown exactly as they are, in the purest
I like to think that the leaves I find for my patterns are “volunteers” … that they somehow jump in front of me because they really want to be models. Silly, I know. But, just about the time I convince myself to let go of this ridiculous fantasy, a determined little leaf convinces me otherwise.
“Anyone can love a rose, but it takes a great deal to love a leaf. It’s ordinary to love the beautiful, but it is beautiful to love the ordinary.” Unknown
This is my first blog, so it seems appropriate to start with the quote that leads my website. It’s one of my all-time favorite quotes