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Someday it will snow

I'm really looking forward for some snow. Right now all we have are forest fires. I made this talisman to help put out the fires and bring on the snow. It's a 3" enamel on copper snowman at night. It's not perfect but it's very close to what I had in mind. The copper still bowed even though I put 3 layers of counter enamel on.

The colors! Look at the colors!

My first attempt at the 3" round didn't go very well so I decided to practice with the smaller oval pieces before attempting the 3" round again. I think they turned out well.

Never forget

Matthew Shepard died 22 years ago today from injuries he suffered five days earlier in a brutal hate crime in Laramie Wyoming. I will NEVER forget !



 

Let's try an experiment

I made this 3" enameled copper round for practice and to play with the colors.
This is what my lab/studio looks like right now.

We have owls

I made these enamel owls on 3" copper rounds. The one on the left is the first owl I made; I was trying to let the copper be part of the owls color. The one on the right is my second attempt at an owl.

I'm thinking I might be trying to take on too much as a novice. Maybe I should try some simpler subjects.

More bison

I made this enamel bison on a 3" copper round. This was my second attempt. I used powdered enamel fired at 1455 Fahrenheit. There are some small issues with it but I'm very pleased with the outcome.