Pj and I had a great day in Belleville last Saturday at the Quinte Carving Show. Lots of beautiful carvings, carving club members, and carving enthusiasts to entertain anyone. The automata display is always popular since most carvers at the show do static carving and it's fascinating for many to see things move. Many ask, "How do you have the patience to do it?" to which I respond, How do you have the patience to carve that!" Honestly some of the bird carvings appear as if they might get up and walk away at any moment.
Anyway thanks to all the folks who stopped in for a chat, and especially those who had kind words about my work. I only took a small collection of recent projects to show this trip. Here's a couple of photos of our display.
While still awaiting the true arrival of spring here and avoiding the field of mud that seems to surround the workshop, I have retreated back indoors to clean up some computer files, work on another plan, start the CAD design my next piece, and tidy the website and update software. Shouldn't take more than a few years!
I finally upgraded my Apple operating system to El Capitan. It took about 3hrs on each of my two machines! Ya gotta love it! I think I could detect the lights dimming in the hall!
Now I'm sitting waiting for it to update my photo library. Gee, that only took 1/2 hour.
Life in the fast lane!
I'm sure it won't look to impressive to anyone out there but I have finally managed to create an online store for Conquergood Creative with a meagre few plans in it available for downloading. Ya gotta love the time it takes to implement a computer project! Anyway I'll keep working at it and add some more things soon!
Sneak a peak!
Well I've been locked in front of a computer screen for what seems like days now writing a plan for the Poultry in Motion automata for sale. Why do these things always take longer that expected? I could have built one faster, and I already did that to get pictures for the procedure!
Hopefully I'll get something online soon.
Automata is a creative blend of my life interests , engineering, art and woodworking.