Wednesday, December 16, 2009

mountain likes to draw

Well been a long time and no posts so here goes these fish except one are destined to be feather collage
please let me know what you think
Henry :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Gabriola Street Art August 21st

Well the sun shin and it was not to hot for the first Gabriola street art day.Organized by the Gabriola Arts Council.
Their where 3 other Etsy sellers besides myself
There was 50 artists on Loncanvar rd It was great to see all types of media where represented.

My new Earring Display Stand Capacity 130 prs of earrings

I raided my Etsy shop to make sure I Had lots of choice for the ladies
In total I started the day with around 190 pairs
One of my new style hat pins that sold
And another you may see them in my etsy shop shortly

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fishing Trip

Well My Wife and I recently got a small zodiac inflatable boat.
We both love to fish, the other day my father in law gave us his aluminum boat and a 4.5 hp out board.
Yesterday the weather gods and Mrs Mountains days off lined up for perfect weather for our first trip out. We have not been out in a boat fishing together for 6 years in the ocean.
We got off to a rough start when we arrived to put the boat in the water we found one of our oars was missing.Oh well we have the engine and one oar so off we go, We moved around a few times and caught fish and had a blast.As usual Mrs mountain caught more fish than I did.I enjoyed watching her face light up as she reeled in yet another helpless victim.
Then it was time to Head in would the engine start nope pull as I would the thing refused.
She in the bows started paddling to shore.We were about 1000' of the land and the tide and wind were against us. We crabbed side ways across the current getting slowly closer.Her in the bow and me in the stern. I was using the net to Paddle with.Turns out a net makes a pretty good emergency paddle.
Enough of my prattle and here's some pictures of what we caught.
and a very happy Mrs mountain

Pacific Sand dab My dinner last night

Green Lings Yummy

Rock Cod Double Yummy

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Look who came to breakfast

I really dont want to eat the roses over there
If it will make you happy Ill just nibble on this bush
Happy now Im not going to eat your wifes roses

Friday, July 10, 2009

Well I guess we can all make the front page

Good morning All

I woke up and as usual checked my heartamatic for overnight views.

I sat In stunned silence my views were 500 overnight 10 new shop hearts.

bunches of new item hearts I was like wow.

I went to my Etsy and had a convo from my friend Miss Cindy Lou congratulating me on being on the front page. Well this Big old Mountain Man Cried When I went back to featured on Heartamatic.

I Re took the photo for this item Yesterday evening using an old 2.5 gal water jug and lights.

I have slowly been redoing my photos.Using this method light tent.

Still stuned

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Raising The Next generation Final

Well my piece is finished :)

Well its finished

Friday, July 3, 2009

Raising the Next Generation

Well I have come up with a Title
Raising the next generation

Baby Whimseys takeing their first drinks from flowers

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A whimsey work in progress

Hi All just going to post a little of my latest whimsey project

and my first atempt at flowers on stems.

please comment and let me know what you think.

Proud Whimsey on its lofty perch Close up of the flower wired for feeding whimsey

Whimsey from the front

Side View

view loking forward

view looking back

3 hours in please coment and let me know what you think

Monday, June 22, 2009

A little tour of my studio

My Tying bench messy after working
Now if only I could find the vacuum

A close up of my vice.
A new one a Christmas present from my wife :)
My old one still works at about 20 years old lol
So what do you do when you have over 200 pairs of Feather Earrings.

The display/ storage racks are 6' high and 2' wide
I usually have 8 pairs on each wire.
Each rack can hold over 100 pairs of Earrings.
Now I know some bright spark will say you don't have over 200 in your pictures.

These pictures are just the pairs for sale on Etsy
and my whimseys.
The display that I take to the local markets has 72 pairs on it none of which are on etsy.

Now maybe you can see why I say what you
see in the picture in my etsy shop is what I ship.
I do not reuse photos and say your item may be different.
no 2 pairs of feather earrings are truly identical.The same can be said of the two earrings that make up a pair.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

hungry Deer

This hungry 3 point deer did not mind me out working with the chain saw this morning.

He even stayed while i went to the house and got the camera.

Then posed for the picture I was about 20'away.

come September that would never happen.

Monday, June 8, 2009

New Section in my etsy store

Sale section has been added price reductions of 20% or better.

remember up to 4 pairs of earrings ship for the price of 1 pair
have a whimsey day

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A new picture of me and some of my creations

This photo was taken by my MIL at the local farmers market. Whimsiey pins in my hat and my earrings waitting for buyers.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The First Of Whimseys Explore driftwood

Gabriola Island lies on the east side of Vancouver Island Near the town Of Nannimo.

Theres lots of wood drifting up here on the rocky shores. And Whimseys love driftwood.

So here goes