Greetings from the studio 2/15/14

Hi, thanks for coming by. It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve been able to spend any quality time in the studio. I guess I’m pretty thankful for any time I get in the studio these days. Life on the farm isn’t exactly as I imagined. Though things are starting to fall into place a little bit. Also construction on the outside of the house has started, simple things at first as the siding and windows are a couple weeks out.
Today though I worked for many hours early this morning on the red Dark Waters Coral series. Here’s a quick sneak peak at its progress.

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One of the things takes extra time with this process is each line on the detailing goes on one single thread at a time do longer and 2-3 mm at a time and often no more than a 1-2mm wide. I’ve actually been wearing my eye glasses to do some of the areas on this piece. It’s close to completion but not quite there yet.
I’ve also started on a private collection piece of which I’ll speak more to once it’s complete

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I’ve also been slowly working the Green Dark Water Coral piece as well.

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The two pieces in the Dark Waters collection came from a conversation I had with my daughter. She was in the studio one day talking “art” we where discussion the Simple Truths collection and asked if I planned on doing all the strong emotions not just the “pretty” ones,so fear,anger,hate. After thinking on it I think I probably will cover the darker side if human nature but as I don’t like to live in that place for long I decided to start gently with the Dark Waters **Coral. Today I was again reminded of the fragility of human life as the funeral for one of my sons best friends from school was today. Connor was 15. Living with a rare for of MD it called Duchese. From the toes up it started paralyzingly him starting with stiffness the paralysis. All I can say his bless and rest his soul. I knew Connor and he was loved and will be missed. So as always but with maybe a little more feeling. Be brave, Be bold and Thrive in the life you have.

Much love and light
Benjamin

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13 thoughts on “Greetings from the studio 2/15/14

  1. so sad. it is the hardest thing on the earth when a child leaves us. i love the tender care you take with the corals, one thread at a time, just as you take tender care with all hearts around you, both near and far.

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