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8/14 Years of ChristmasGift Sculpture

Standing Spinning Christmas Tree Sculpture

The year of the spinning Christmas tree was when I was balancing metal “s” shapes in to pieces that swing and spin. Some of them stand some of them hang.

The tree is simply three painted metal triangles bent and balanced.

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9/14 Years of Christmas Gift Making

Thanks for the penguin likes. You probably (hopefully) will notice that the gifts get better as the years go by. May that continue. Hopefully we all improve over time. We really hope my blogging does too!

So here is the painted sheet metal and wire snowman (with a piece of plastic weed whip string for a “carrot” nose). This was the sixth year’s gift. 40-50 of these were made.

 

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10/14 Years of Christmas Gift Artwork

Christmas Gift Art Penguin Sculpture

Just because there are no penguins at the north pole does not mean they can’t be good Christmas gift art.

This “penguin” has a swinging body with a bobbly head and beak.

The little bird (about 6 inches)  is painted sheet metal and wire.

Christmas Gift Art Penguin Sculpture
Christmas Gift Art Penguin Sculpture
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11/14 Years of Christmas Gifts

Christmas Reignmoose
Christmas Reignmoose
Christmas Reignmoose

The fourth year (? the order of years 4-9 is still being debated!) of making Christmas artwork was this attempt at a reindeer. It is a kinetic hanging ornament that articulates in three places giving its legs, body and head independent motion.

The antlers do give it a moose-like appearance so we like to call it a reinmoose!

 

 

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12/14 Years of Christmas Gift Art

The third year of making Christmas gift art was this brass wire ornament. It is a spiral tree shape with a star on top inside another spiral representing a traditional “ball” ornament.

It is shaped from a single piece of wire plus a second to make a hook for hanging. There were 30-40 of these made that year.

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Do You Believe in Angels?

Today’s memorial for my friend’s father brought to mind a wide spectrum of thoughts and feelings. Through it all a belief that seeking the good in all things and people (especially ourselves) is a great way to respond the adversities of our human experience.

Today’s experiment with this still new to me WordPress thing is to do a video image.  This “angel” is one of the Christmas designs, a category in the making, and a kinetic a category in motion!

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