July 19th, 2015
The display case at the Denton Senior Center hosts a rotating display each month featuring different activities that the Center sponsors. July's display is of woodworking projects by members of the Center. This gave me the chance to show off some of my wood projects. I managed to fill about 1/3 of the space - one of three windows. I do share "my" window with a couple of items by Tom Enloe (in the background).
On the top shelf are hood ornaments from a 1949 Ford (far right) and a 1950 Ford (far left), mounted on oak bases with solid walnut fins replicating the original Lucite fins. Second from the right is a 1940 Plymouth hood ornament mounted on a mesquite wood base. In the top, middle are an assortment of small ornaments mounted on wood bases: Chevy, Cadillac, Lincoln, Ford, Buick and Mercedes.
On the bottom shelf, in the foreground, are (left to right) a mesquite wood pyramid with an agate peak and weather instruments mounted on three sides, a 3" x 5" solid walnut box with a slice of septarian nodule (fossil) framed in the lid, a slice of mesquite limb with 2", 3" and 4" hollows turned in the centers and a set of coasters cut from a dead oak limb that was killed by a wild fire. At far right is a keepsake box of African rosewood with a polished chalcedony lid. (see top photo) [The religious scene and candle stick in back are by Tom Enloe.]
I have a number of additional auto ornaments (some fairly large) and trim pieces, a dashboard clock and several emblems that were acquired on Ebay that I have yet to complete. I have become somewhat addicted to the vintage auto parts portion of Ebay and am acquiring items faster than I have time to do something with them. I have also been enrolled in a jewelry making class for two terms at a Dallas community college and spend quite a bit of time honing my metalworking skills. I'm going to have to live quite a while longer to complete all the projects that I now have in mind.
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I am still trying new show venues to find those that provide the most effective exposure for my works.