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slate pics

Friday, February 28, 2014

hi everyone--janet asked for some pics of the slates I am working on--here are some--the pics are kind of blurry but you get the idea.
first--this is my worktable and the slate I am starting on. I use photos as reference esp. to help with the eye placement and the beak--two very critical things in making a bird look correct.

this is a roof slate from a batch that Marianne gave me. the shape is different from what I usually work on, so it led to a particular kind of composition:

the chickadee in this pic is a slate I started on last fall and haven't got around to finishing yet.
here is a tryptich--this will be framed with copper pipe. I want to get at least one more of these done before spring. I have a hummingbird framed and hanging over in the little house already.

and last are two others that are completed, just waiting for a coat of sealer.
I have an old orange piano in my work room, and the finished slates go on there until they are coated and wired and hung--I use either copper wire or leather straps to hang them with.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JANET552 3/2/2014 11:49AM

    Wow!! I love your work. You are very talented!! Thanks so much for sharing.

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TERRACOTTAGE 3/1/2014 8:27AM

    I love these! You are so talented! Also enjoyed your garden pics too. emoticon emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 3/1/2014 4:35AM

    emoticon SO pretty!! I especially like the cardinal one. I heard cardinals singing yesterday morning...probably sharing info about where to find food, since there is still snow on the ground here and more is expected. Love the slates!!

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LEXIE63 2/28/2014 6:46PM

    Gorgeous! Do you sell these?

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MSLADYBUG3 2/28/2014 6:35PM

    Very pretty.

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NEWJEANSDAY 2/28/2014 4:31PM

    love them! :-)

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ADARKARA 2/28/2014 12:09PM

    Wow, I love these! You are so talented! emoticon

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