A few days ago, Akemi and I got a chance to witness a bunch of crows (maybe 10-15?) raising a real racket whilst harassing several ravens at our neighbor's place. We see a lot of crows here, and I love it, but ravens are really a special treat, as we don't see them nearly as often. So there they were, flying around in circles and cawing up a storm. One of the ravens landed in a tall spruce and just sat there awhile, occasionally calling out. Its call was quite different than the crows. While the crows kept on circling and cawing, I noticed none came very close to the raven, which just sat there for a few minutes looking mostly unperturbed, and then took off. But before it did, I managed to get some photos, though not very good ones. I wish they would come back more often...Love those beautiful ravens!
As I said in my very first post, my new website is almost ready to go. Not quite there yet, but getting very close. I have been longing to get back into my studio and doing what I really love to do, and haven’t done in far too long…making art! My studio is all cleaned up and put back in order following the major house plumbing redo my cousin JT so generously helped my wife Akemi, and I do (actually, its more like we helped him). And so there it is, clean and somewhat orderly (by my standards), just waiting for me. Like my carving gouges and chisels. Can’t wait to get my hands on them again and start banging on wood! But first I’ve got to really finish the last odds and ends on the website…
My studio awaits...
My carving tools await...
Well, its been a long time coming, but my new website is nearing completion...Finally! One of the reasons it has taken me so long to get to this point, aside from my non-technological nature, is that I also am not by nature very well organized, and so I had to spend a lot of time gathering all of the information (titles, dimensions, media) on my work and getting it organized and entered into my computer...not so easy for me. But I did it... And then figuring out how to actually make a website... Lots of hair-pulling and gnashing of teeth! But at long last, the quest for a website that I will be able to keep updated myself, is nearing completion. Not quite there yet, but getting close...and that feels pretty great!
Before and After...