It’s Ben’s turn for a bit of burnout. He’s taking a couple of days off. While he’s gone, I decided to spend a few hours helping him clean up some of his castings. He’s making a kinetic wedding sculpture for his cousin. I’ll post photos when it’s painted. The bride and groom are a fairy and knight, respectively, of course. I’m thinking that when he gets back tomorrow, it might be a nice surprise that I spent time working on his art for a change. I’ll let you know how it goes over. He (like me) SO needed to take a ‘time out.’ SHEESH (I begin to appreciate how it must be to work with me every day.)
Orion announces he wants to ‘hang out’ in the studio with me. I explain that goggles are required anytime Mommy uses power tools. He doesn’t mind so much that he walks around in them long after I’m done.
It occurs to me that I started this blog when he was two and that Neil blogged about him when he was born. So technically, his life has been blogged from the beginning. I assume he belongs to a generation of such children.
The new SlaughterHouse Galleries is a space for the original art to stand on its own. There are two ‘rooms’ up now, mostly with food and puppet pieces. Later we will add the Bronzes, the Paper Dolls and the Kinetics. The Gallery site won't replace the current studio site, which will focus on ‘behind the scenes’ studio and project work.
Here is a first look at the new gallery AND a preview of the new chapbook with the venerable Gene Wolfe:SLAUGHTERHOUSE GALLERIES