Friday, October 18, 2013

Mixed bag

Art as I often know it has not been a big item on my agenda this week. Whilst I have done art it has been some small bits and pieces all over the place; some community art that I posted on Wednesday; some 'art on the block'; and re-converting our studio=gallery into a better space.

The art on the block has taken the form of putting in foundations for an extension of our driveway into the garage - it has always been too tight. The extension will be a timber platform that will follow the curve of the driveway and hopefully the timbers will be laid in such a way that it will be a sculpture in its own right - or at least that is the theory. Following are some photos of the machinery required by the steep slope and the strength required in the platform; and of course photos of the intrepid workers (Craige the builder and Barry the offsider).

©2013 Fiona Dempster - Now that is what I call a post hole digger
©2013 Fiona Dempster - Who is mixing the cement?
©2013 Fiona Dempster - Corrugated iron - old fashioned way of getting concrete into the holes
©2013 Fiona Dempster - Builder and his offsider
©2013 Fiona Dempster - Concentration plus
©2013 Fiona Dempster - And it was all about getting 15 foundation piers into the ground - love the string lines
I was asked to round the corners of the Magazine Rack - which I have done.

©2013 Barry Smith - No dangerous sure corners here
©2013 Barry Smith - No dangerous sure corners here
And made some more found earrings.

©2013 Barry Smith - A stash of found earrings - simple and beautiful
And Fiona and I have been building Ikea pieces to further develop the studio gallery. But most of Friday has been taken up with community work as will be Saturday. I'm hoping that Sunday will see a return to a little more metal beating in my daily life - that is where my art heart lies.


  1. Art hearts definitely need their fix! Hope Sunday is a day full of metal.

  2. That site looks decidedly awkward. No doubt the finished 'deck' will be a delight to behold.

  3. VA & JM - didn't quite get my metal fix but the site is coming along; anf we have been able to design in a little more interesting layout of the timbers - or so we hope - won't know for about another 4 weeks. Go well. B


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