Linking your favorite traveling artists across the globe
Last year I offered to help another artist/crafter with a number of projects that had been started. After showing how to do a few things. Things went apart for a bit. Then the opportunity for me to take the items and work upon them. This was agreed upon for where I was to be in MI. That turned into a breaking of words and telling me I could not do as I had been told I could. Another event came and went.
And packing items up brought to Columbus with me several projects to be finished. But thus also was a screwed up action. For within the rush to pack and get on the road. I took the materials and items I was asked to work on. In my mind I was to finish these items for this person. In theirs I was to give them back. Now a state away and finding this mis communication and understanding failure. I have started to work upon them. May this reseal the friendship I had started to forge with the artist/crafter. And as well show them I meant not to steal not take from them. But intended to do as I had stated and finish these items for them.
Currently I have three items started. and will show of these items. Also a fourth has been marked out as well ready to be cut forth, shaped and hilted. I have several others to do the alike with. As well as a certain number or multi twisted items of torc style wrist and neck which will be simple copper and brass accented. I hope this will show my good intentions and the worthiness to once again gain this artist/crafter as a friend and once again be able to claim them as such.
Before I get to far into fully construction of other items from the materials I have these also await hilts and finishing of edges.First another four corner twisted item this one is a bit bigger so thus a larger and more hilt will require.
2nd a long thin sax light feeling in hand I have a signal hand bone that will work for this now a guard to be thought of as well.
Third another flat stock sax not edge not tempered. Yet I have an oriental tsuba and bamboo scales of thought for it.
4th is my favoiate one he had started. A 'Bolo Khukuri' this will take a bit of idea but have some forming.
Fifth is a long chopping blade not edged and roughly shaped. But it will be something to finish.
I do not do pretty, but do work and function. I have not the here to polish and shine items. But I do have the to make and do. Will see what time brings forth from these hands and the mind that remains to work and reclaim a bit of honor of fulfilling what words were said of what I would do for another. Words that to this day I strive to full for all those they were given to. Upon my current dealing of the cards of life.