which leads me to my vases. that is what i'd been using on the bottom of my pipe vases. i lucked out recently and found aluminum scrap pieces that are even better than the flashing because i don't have to protect it against rust. i've been told that it can corrode over time but the corrosion itself turns white to further protect itself. saves me a little time too with cutting as it is easier to shape and less grinding means i'm not spending so long just getting the bottoms shaped to fit.
also, i recently picked up all of my work that had been in a gallery all summer. sold a clock but none of the furniture or wall assemblages. i've posted two pieces of furniture on etsy as well as a few more clocks and vases. back to the gallery....i had pretty much convinced myself i was over gallery exhibiting and will go pick up some more work that has been in another gallery and focus on online sales. summer is dead here but also the types of galleries i've been in here haven't the traffic or art buyers that my work attracts. vermont was so good to me! if i could make more wall pieces they would gladly accept more, i'm just not in a place/space anymore for it. having said that, one of the galleries wants to give me a solo show, highlighting all of my puzzle works (this will include my puzzle table and table sculptures) i can't quite believe i'm going to go back into storage and dig through all my mess to get that work and drive 100 mi round trip twice (it wont all fit in one trip). i think i'm gonna do it as a 'one more time' kind of thing. if nothing sells could be time to auction work off. i'm also seriously thinking about adding some found objects to the pieces to spruce them up in time for the show which is oct 8th. i've got a week to get it done as they want the work by next wednesday. it's a fantastic opportunity and always good to have work seen, shame on me for being a grinch about having to go dig through things to get it all.
so life is still busy considering all i seem to do is clean a few apartments here and there and make art. the days are long and filled, i'm still in push mode, not sure exactly what i'm doing or where i'm headed [art wise which is life wise] but something is telling me to go and dont stop!