Friday, June 7, 2013

A whole lot of polishing going on...

During the week I was cutting and creating stuff for a number of purposes: Flags for Peace 2013; our Peace & Stillness exhibition in August-September; the library display; and the 601 mvr open studio on the 6-7 July. But whilst I was cutting and, stamping and hammering I was not able to get out in the open to grind and polish - it has been too wet.

©2013 Barry Smith - A fragment of peace
Today was finally fine enough for me to get out. I set myself a very ambitious goal - grind and polish: 21 flags for peace 'flags'; the Peace Leaves (for both the exhibition and the library display); odd bits of found earrings; and the Peace Book Pendant pages.

©2013 Barry Smith - P{eace Leaves - requiring a little polishing
©2013 Barry Smith - Some found earring bits
©2013 Barry Smith - A fan of unpolished peace 'flags'
©2013 Barry Smith - Detail of unpolished peace 'flags'
©2013 Barry Smith - A bowl of peace book pendant pages (12 books in all)
Well I managed to get the 'flags' done - these will be held on a rope suspended by split rings to enable movement and hopefully chiming in the breeze.

©2013 Barry Smith - A fan of polished peace 'flags'
©2013 Barry Smith - Detail of a fan of polished peace 'flags' - reflecting a bit of overhead red light
The Peace Leaves are also complete.

©2013 Barry Smith - Polished peace leaves
But the Peace Books and found earrings bits will have to wait for another day. Still a pretty good afternoon's work - and a few different lines of work progressed. I can hear a cork that is calling to be popped - so I guess it is time for me to go and work with Fiona on the blue cheese and pumpkin risotto.


  1. Oh... after all the wonderful metal, and the biggest response in my body was a stomach growling when you mentioned pumpkin risotto! ( my eyes and soul did quite enjoy all the Peace and metal, however!)

  2. VA - Thanks for the comment; and the smile when I read about your reaction to the risotto. B

  3. I liked the sound of the cork popping! And I also like all these stunning and delicious pieces of metal. Fabulous!

  4. TL & C - thanks for your comments. The great thing about metal is when polished it seems precious - eye candy indeed. Go well. B


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