Wow, only a few days left before Christina and I go! It’s hard to believe how quickly it has come upon us. I feel like I am fighting the clock for just a little more time every single day!
Aside from making LA preparations I have been working away in the studio finishing orders and commissions. One of my commissions involves engraving and I have been enjoying working with my gravers again. I engraved copper for the first time in a while and I have decided that it is my favourite metal to engrave. All metals have a different texture and consistency and copper is a little bit…gummy. It is sort of soft and has give. but is a little bit sticky at the same time. It is hard to explain, but it engraves nicely. I find brass a little bit chalky and brittle and silver is a combination of the two. Anyway, now that I have spent several hours with my gravers again I am keen to create more projects that require engraving.
I took this photo while I was wearing my Optivisors to work on my engravings yesterday and I thought it was hilarious. Scott said that I look like Bubbles from the Trailer Park Boys with my giant eyes! Some pretty nice headgear, I know.
Yesterday morning I went out to Swoon Fine Art Gallery on the Hammonds Plains Road to film a piece with CTV. Brandt graciously hosted us and Maria Panopalis of CTV’s Section Six did a wonderful job! Thanks again to Maria and Brandt.