All new critters!

August 28, 2011

Inspired by my southern aunt who recently hauled about a hundred old horseshoes up to my house, I worked out a new design!  Presenting…Armadillos! Each is 100% recycled material, involoving 9 horseshoes, 2 plow tines, and 2 washers each.  I couldn’t decide on whether to paint them or not, so I made one of each.  What can I  say?  They make me smile!  I hope that you enjoy them as well!

New critters: Armadillos!

And remember to come and see us at the Carmel International Art Fair on Saturday, September 24!  As always, we’ll be on the sidewalk in front of the Old Town Antique Mall, in the heart of the Arts and Design District!  Come by and see us if you can!

-Greg

Junkyard Dogs

August 29, 2010

I am ramping up for my next show, which is in a month.  In addition to my normal “critters”, I have made a couple of assemblage pieces, Junkyard Dog series.  I had made one a while ago.  These are the next two in the series.  Stay tuned for more pictures over the next few weeks.

It’s been a busy week.  I have had more time off my “real” job lately, so I have been working on commissions.  I have a couple of more to work on, then I will need to get busy.  Dawn has me scheduled for two shows (one is a two-day show in September), and she just told me today that I have another one in November! 

Stay tuned for the latest creations!

Little critters

August 8, 2010

Lately, I have been focusing on my little turtles and little  snails.  It’s funny how people are so attracted to these little guys.  To my wife’s chagrin, they are starting to pile up in the office, needing pictures taken and to be entered in inventory.  I do think that they make her smile though, or she would have them already put away!

Busy couple of weeks

June 26, 2010

Well, we got through the last couple of weeks!  Last weekend, we had an open house at the house, where my studio is.  It rained the night before, making part of the garden a little soggy, but the day was great! 

Last night, we were at the Zionsville Brick Street Art Walk, in Lincoln Park.  Ientered Xualong, and I had two wonderful poems written by JL Kato and John Sherman.  John read his poem last night, and gave us permission to print his poem.  We hope that you enjoy it!

WHERE THERE BE DRAGONS

befuddled by lack of knowledge

old map makers

marked areas unconquered with the note:

where there be dragons

zionsville outside 465

beyond the pale marion county mapmakers

is where a dragon there be

not so befuddling perhaps

with antique stores and ice cream cones

lacking swamps and demons

(for the most part)

but possessing ever so temporarily one dragon

in the midst of a sea of green

its jaws open ready to tease those who think it tame

its salvaged beauty its spinal chains intertwining

a creature feared in past by sailors who longed to return

to that terra that was oh so much more firma

afraid that such creatures would rise up from the fog

and snatch them in their mouths

pulling them to the bottom of the ocean

pulling them off the edge of the flat earth

instead: I suspect the dragons of yore

told knock knock jokes

and posed easy to answer riddles

offered a pack of fireproof cards

calming the fears of their new friends with gin rummy

having just swallowed a whole boat of norsemen

not hungry  just bored

knock knock

whos there

dragon

dragon who

draggin you down to the bottom of the sea

if you don’t let me win this next game

now this savage beauty

poses with its gears and rust

looking in vain for salty sailors

finding instead art connoisseurs

and ice cream coners

longing for the sudden rush

of rising out of the mist

scaring the bejeezus out of seafaring types

who had wandered off the map

then off the earth

seized and taken into the far down lair of the dragon

to be part of a sailor salad

festooned with moss and seaweed

resting after too many bites

the happy dragon

failed to spot the nearby nina pinta and santa maria

sailing warily westward

hoping that day to hear land ho

reading comforting scriptures that invoked the god of the land of zion

far oh my so very far from four sixty five

Copyright © 2010 by John Sherman

What a month!

June 5, 2010

What a busy month so far!  I met the poet assigned to my dragon, Xualong.  His name is JL Kato.  I am really excited to see what he comes up as a match for my piece for the show later this month.

Dawn and I have spent time just about every day continuing to work on the gardens for our open in house.  We are down to about two or three yards of mulch, down from nine!  If I am not pulling out grass (our ultimate goal is to have nothing but gardens), I have been working on commissions.  I had made a business card holder last year for me, the only piece I have every made for me, but people keep trying to buy it at shows.  I did accept a couple of commissions during my last show to make similar ones, which are fun to do.

Great weekend

May 17, 2010

We had a great weekend.  Mother Nature cooperated with us, and just sprinkled a little bit both Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday, we were in Zionsville, which is always a great show.  The crowds came out early! 

Today, I was one of the demo artists at the Broad Ripple Art Fair.  Again, the morning looked a little questionable, but it didn’t stop the crowds!

We have a gap before our next big show in September.  We are getting our gardens in shape to hopefully have an open house in June.  Of course, getting our gardens in good shape is a full-time job. Ha! Ha!

Stay tuned for more updates!