Just revisited Lona Smith youtube. Enjoy her excellent skills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc9r-bFmF-I
Just two of her great carvings.
When you vote for an incumbent you are perpetuating our government as
it is now. Nothing will change.
These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current
government and cultural environment:
We are advised NOT to judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics,
but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.
Funny how that works. And here's another one worth considering.
Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money.
How come we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money?
What's interesting is the first group "worked for" their money, but the second didn't.
Think about it.....
Last but not least:
Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises
for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not
stopping payments to illegal aliens such as monthly payments for each child, money for
housing, food stamps, free education including college and also the right to vote?
Am I the only one missing something?
If not, pass this along.
Special project finished to sent to a friend in NC. Tried some new techniques on the brass leaves. I heated them to red hot then allowed them to cool washed them off and sprayed a magenta fast dry enamel for base coat. Next I airbrushed 3 colors of special airbrush paint, still learning how to use the airbrush. Finely I applied several washes of acrylic paint in several colors. As a final over spray of a textured rust paint let dry over night then a matte spray to protect it all. I like how it turned out.
Bet you cannot rotate your head like this Kestrel
Tried to past the video here but could not so you will have to go to the site.
Here is a interview with Josh. Excellent insite to his skills.
Happy Birthday, 75 and counting, 3/4 century, a grand gathering of folks.
3/4 of a century. Never thought I would make that, when old was 65 young.
Brings back memories. Remember when we could smell the summer heat, something to do with the drying wheat fields and weeds in the bar ditch, 95 degrees on a summer day. Fresh rain had a special reviving smell to it. Can not forget to mention the smell of freshly plowed field too, just the earthly smell. We three grew up with all the best necessities, cistern for water, outhouse for necessities, grand baths in a #2 wash tub, summer on the cellar door warming up and winter in the kitchen. Oh yes we had electric lights REA you know, always first to go out in an electric storm. Replace the fuse on the transformer just out side my window. Telephone, 3 longs and 1 short, 10 party line. Mom learned to talk in “code” to our friends. Always a monitor on the line. By the way, telephone line was the best to see the scissortails on the highline wires just outside my window. Loved the evening sound of doves too. Their cooing was a special treat. You could always talk to the quail too, just whistle “bob-white” a couple of times. Air condition was to move bedding to the front porch for the night. Radio was entertainment, Bobby Benton and the B-Bar-B, Gun Smoke, Green Hornet and Sunday funnies read to you over the radio too. 10 cent sliced bread, 19 cent regular gas and you had a choice of Ethel too.
Everyone was PC correct and did not know it.
Ah the lazy days of summer in Oklahoma along the Red River.
We were blessed with so little but did not know it.
Another year ahead of woodcarving seminars. Ozarks Woodcarving Seminars this March 2016 has posted the new list of instructors. Check it out.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might.