Posted onAugust 22, 2015
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The “Hell and Back Heart” was created to symbolize loss and perseverance. Our hearts do not escape the slings and arrows of life. Each cut, bruise and injury marks us deeply in some way and leaves us with wonderful scars.
It was created in my blacksmith shop using the four elements. Fire, Wind, Earth & Water…plus large caliber bullets. (Those are real bullet holes in the metal heart.)
Sharing the joy of art with my granddaughter by sketching her portrait.
The Calla Lily has been associated with holiness, faith and purity. Additionally, as the cone-line flowers blossom in spring, they have become symbols of youth and rebirth.
My RR spike tribute to the “American Gothic” painting.
This was a wedding gift I forged for a wonderful young couple.
You can’t go wrong with gifts related to wine.
Some projects in my smithy do not make the journey. This fella was a problem child for me and almost ended up in the scrap bin on more than one occasion. But, I have a soft spot for the underdog and couldn’t give up on this little blade. Or maybe I’m just a stubborn mule with OCD! Whatever the case, this knife came through in the final hour and will be hard to hand over to the client.