|Red No. 1|
|Red No. 2|
|Red No. 3|
|Red No. 4|
|Red No. 5|
|Side view of No. 5|
|Red No. 6|
|Side view of No. 6|
These pieces are not as dimensional as some of the other Running Stitch pieces but they are only 10"x8" so they're relatively tiny and it's all relative.
The Shoe Meets the New Horn and the New Iron
I have been using the shoe to fuse work while I waited for R& F to ship their new versions of the horn and the iron to me. These more refined heated tips were developed by R&F and Sculpture House after Francisco Benitez spent some time at R&F and showed them the tools he was using. I think that this new horn is half the size of the original horn, but here you can see for yourself how it compares to the shoe.
|The shoe is the tip attached to the handle at the bottom of the picture. The horn and iron are to the right of it.|
I still have allegiance to the shoe for larger Running Stitch pieces and even flat encaustic paintings. We'll just see what develops with practice and innovation. You just never know.
Other Fun in the Studio
I spent the day today attaching panels together with nuts and bolts. Of course I left this task until I absolutely had to do it. It was really not much fun at all because two of the pieces that I had to attach other panels to contained panels that I had made. It was brought home to me in no uncertain terms that I am not a carpenter. It's not only a good thing for my work that I stopped making panels but for the world at large.
Two Hundred Posts
Blogger tells me that this is my 200th post since I first began this blog at the end of 2008. That's a lot of words and images. It's been a real source of pleasure for me and a way to become more aware by focusing my attention in order to write. I think of it as being like the way you really get to know something by drawing it. In that way I have become alert to art, artists and blog topics. I like writing Art in the Studio and I hope you're having fun with it too. Here's to another 200 posts!