This afternoon was given over to art. I had planned to do another personal shrine; but when I got down to the studio-garage metal called and I was drawn into doing a heap of cutting, grinding and drilling for a series of Peace Book Pendants. I love doing these - both the process and the message that is finally contained in each; and carried by those who wear them.
You can see some images of the 'books' cut; clamped for grinding all the 'pages' to a uniform size; drill holes through the sheets; and the edges before I take them off for polishing after the peace words are stamped on one of the 'pages'.
|©2013 Barry Smith - Peace Book production line - 11 unique pieces in progress.|
|©2013 Barry Smith - One Peace Book - clamped, ground and drilled|
|©2013 Barry Smith - Beautiful pages of metal - silver over brass and copper.|
|©2013 Barry Smith - Five Peace Books ready for stamping and then polishing.|
Now it is time to create a couple of Barry's gourmet pizzas; and break out a bit of shiraz.