The birds were finished off on driftwood and unique metal pieces, one with round bar bent around the wood, then photographed. A wethervane style creation is on the bench now, it has to be interesting, whimsical, and have some movement to it, it will continue on in to next week. Starting out I cut some fun shapes, fish, and an arm, and collected parts to get the general shape going with a post that can move freely in the wind. There is always an issue with rust and seizing up unless you have a sealed unit, but sometimes a simple bar running in a tube has less to go wrong with it. Almost summer temperatures make the shop pretty warm in the afternoons but I am not complaining.
Karen Lancey is the artist behind Metal Mermaid Welding, at home in Victoria B.C. Canada