I don’t believe that has ever happened to me before. But then many things happened during this past year that never happened to me before.
I lost socks.
Seriously I don’t believe I have ever lost a sock in my life…a pair of stockings or two but never a sock. Stockings are a given because stockings are uncomfortable, unnatural, inevitably itchy and confining. So off they come at any opportune or inopportune moment. But a sock?! Never. Now I have several lonesome mis-matches loitering at my cabin and Paul’s house. He and the kids have a gazillion mismatched socks. I used to raise my eyebrows and shake my head at the big basket of single socks mostly because Paul had socks in there but now I do too. I inherited a huge pile of mismatched socks when I opened my heart to this family, which is no big deal and kind of sweet but I never expected to join the quandary of lonesome socks!
I also dented my truck. Twice. Something I have never done during decades of driving but two times I backed into unseen obstacles last year. I still shake my head, shrug my shoulders, and grimace when I see those big dents. Dang. I am chocking it up to last year. By anyone’s definition, last year was exceptionally challenging and I have the dents to prove it.
BUT – I have digressed since the purpose of this post is to introduce the NEW bronze. I glanced at my blog this morning and realized I’ve forgotten to post a picture of “Munch” even though the photos have existed since before Christmas. Lordy.
Look back two posts and you will see this bugger in its original state of wood. I love how the chisel marks and even the wood grain are captured in bronze. We went a few rounds at the foundry getting the patina just right. Of course the patina process was happening the same time I was working around the clock to finish the Devil Woman Saloon sculptures AND move out of the space…what a whirlwind! Here is another view of the finished piece:
Eighteen out of nineteen SOLD before the sculpture was officially launched on my site last week. Patron Members always get the inside scoop and first chance at new art and this time they snatched ‘em up!! I don’t blame them. I would like to keep #19 myself but for now the bugger is for sale on my site. A warm content feeling mixed with a bit of awe wraps my heart when sculptures find enthusiastic loving homes.