We had rain all day last Saturday in Denton. It was particularly heavy in the morning when the set-up for Arts & Autos was taking place. I was not much inclined to drag all my stuff out in the rain and risk getting my craft items water damaged, especially considering that I sold only one or two items last year when the sun was out all day. So we stayed home. I spent most of the day finishing the cedar sofa table for our cabin...which I will take down there tomorrow. It is still in need of several coats of finish. (Photos soon to follow)
In the last week I have completed several new items. First, I located a small Lexus logo to complete the matched set of mesquite Toyota/Lexus clock blocks.
And speaking of fanatics, a couple years ago I met a fellow who is a Rambler-AMC fan. I did a couple of commissions for him. Recently I stumbled onto an eBay seller who had two vintage Rambler hub caps. One does not encounter Rambler/AMC stuff frequently, so I made an offer that was accepted and I now have two early Rambler hubcap clocks.
Otherwise, I have been working on a backlog of ornaments in my shop, including several duplicates that I acquired at prices I just couldn't pass up. Particularly a 1941 Buick hood ornament with five holes drilled in the top. I already had '41 Buick ornament with two holes in the top. It was not unusual for people to obtain a fancy ornament (like a Packard cormorant) and bolt it to the top of the ornament that came on their Buick or Ford. So that is what I did with this duplicate '41 Buick hood ornament.
I've been dividing my time between installing new cabinets in our cabin at Canyon Lake and completing new items for an outdoor car & craft show on the grounds of the Denton Historic Courthouse. in two days. Unfortunately, right now there is an 80% chance of rain predicted. But I will prepare my gear and inventory anyway. There is no "rain cancellation" according to the show sponsors, but an all-day rain will pretty much kill the event. I know I will not expose my unique and wonderful creations to wind and rain.
Meanwhile, here are a few items that I have completed lately. (Float your curser or click the photos to read the description)
I am still trying new show venues to find those that provide the most effective exposure for my works.