Monday, June 20, 2011

Just for fun

It's once again time for the Blog-o-sphere Think Tank to gather here in cyberspace and share our blogging efforts. This months topic is " a past time activity or something we do for pure enjoyment" This months participants are   Andes Cruz Kathleen Krucoff ... Mary Spencer (WATTO) Stephanie Clark Shaun Young Beth Cyr Shannon Koochin Brad Severtson Wendy Kelly
 I'm looking forward to discovering what they do for fun. 

     I'm currently working on a copper fold formed tea pot. It's coming along nicely. I'll get back to posting the progress on it  towards the end of the week. There are a number of things I do for fun. I'll go for a walk along the beach to watch the sunset or go to a near by game preserve to escape the city and see the alligators or watch the pelicans..I have a new found appreciation for these weather prediction birds. To an Iowa boy a pelican is a wonderment.
    Most of all, when I'm not observing, I'm making. I enjoy the challenge, I have fun doing it. It provides me with my escape from things in the world that drive me crazy, those large issues we can't do anything about. I make things..For a couple of years now those things have been copper things. The piece I'm going to show you today is one I made a few years ago. It's made from just two pennies and a glass bead I made. I found it in my stash. I hope you can see the magic of the making as two pennies become a magic wand. Making a magic wands is serious business, ya know.  If the piece is about any thing, then it's about the "fluididity" of the materials..( It's my blog I can make up words if I want to) besides fluididity sounds magical. I hope you see the  "fluididity" of just pennies really and glass. 

Pennies  begin to change form and become.

Sometimes I get to take the  undervalued, the seemingly insignificant, the overlooked and transform them. It's magical. You did know you can click on the pictures and make them bigger??  Why who would have known? Pennies aren't just copper anymore. Blow up the pics and fine the "fluididity". of   "Penny Wand"  Enjoy


  1. Fascinating Brad! Love this post and what you shared...including the penny!!!

    ~ Kathleen Krucoff

  2. LOVE the magic wand!
    fantastic Brad!
    and a fabulous past time.
    Alligators, I think I'd go watch too!

  3. Wow very creative, I admire people that can create stuff!

  4. To a Louisiana girl, pelicans are still a wonderment. --And to a non-metal artist it really is amazing to try to figure out if I understand what I'm seeing. Very cool!

  5. Thank you. Please check out the other Blog-O-sphere members and exciting stuff.