Visit in the shop from Italy.
Actually also France and Denmark…
These days I have been a busy bee, life as such keeps me running and I had only little time to drop by LJ, so not to many comments from me those months.
First things first.
During the winter I had visits from two of my LJ friends, Ty kaerlighedsbamsen and David PaulsenbyHand .
They have both visited my shop more than once and even once together, but I forgot to take photos, sorry guys.
I also had the chance to visit Ty’s shop and meet his son, some lovely hours at his place, thank you.
It will not be the last you hear about these two guys, I will tell more at a later meeting and now just thank them for the visits and the good talks we have had, I know many more will come, thank you guys. ;-)
But this was why I wanted to write just now!
I was sitting on my bench in front of the shop, on the phone with a Romanian girl I know and was expecting to visit that afternoon. A well dressed guy stopped by the shop and stood there for quite a time, I’m used to people watching the shop, but I was thinking who is that guy, he just stands there in front of the shop… Then he gave a signal and left… Then right after a big rain came and I ran inside to work, but the phone rang again and now I was on with a friend, so when the guy came back I was again talking, but this time I hung up and said hello.
It was Pasquale, he is a Italian photographer, studied architecture and have a heart for the wood, so yes talk came easy and I so enjoyed his company. Yes we did talk tools and as with everyone visiting my shop, the hand tool wall was where we spend most the time, not hanging at it, but hanging out by it and time was flying like a jet plane all in all a wonderful time and when he left he just had the chance to say hello to my beautiful Romanian friend Mira, as she arrived at the same moment by chance.
Thank you Pasquale for a wonderful time, since I know you are staying for a while, I look forward to your next visit. ;-) There are still so much I never got to hear about, you have a friend here in Denmark now.
Last week I had a visit from France, it was Yves, he is a friend of a friend and now a friend of me.
He heard my old 1962 Vespa GL was not running, so he said he would come and make it!
So Yves arrived with his wonderful mood, we laughed, welded, did mechanics and yes, the old lady was running up and down the street in the evening. After we ate at a local restaurant, and enjoyed life.
Thank you Yves, it was a day I will remember and now the Vespa makes me smile when she is in front of the shop, will see you soon, look forward to sail your ship.
I also just learned that one of my ancestors was a pirate he was captured by the English and kept in prison on a British ship outside London for a year. Dam yes, I’m a pirate!
Here I tried to live my self into the role. ;-) Mad the pirate or Mad(s) Sparrow if you will.
It was a long Winter – ok not that long…
Just tough that the shop was Down and I was without shop for a long period.
But I got to bake some more breads, the sourdough are still alive and making wonderful breads.
I also started training on making wood cuts, first in lino and making the tools for it, more will come.
Here first shot in colors.
The winter also gave time for nude model clay croquis, it is so rewarding and I feel that I start to make progress this year.
Got a new folding kayak, that I will bring when I go again this summer to visit my friend Jamie in Scotland.
I look so much forward to see them all up there and this time to not just walk the loch Doon, but even to sail on it.
I had a computer brake down, several blogs were lost and a load of pictures taken since my last backup in January were lost… The hard drive say funny sounds and I can’t get to access it, even in a external docking station.
This was a hard punch, but at the end of the day, it’s just data and not life, so I left it behind me now.
I wrote some poetry and a chapter on a book that are now lost, this is the worst.
Glad I did have a backup even it was old.
So news from the shop.
I have been quite a lot there, but did only little woodworking.
Used it for many other things as it is supposed to be my studio, but also for a place to sleep after nights in town.
Yes life as single makes you sometimes see the sun rise before you go to bed. ;-)
This is my bench these days, working on a secret project, that I will share in a few weeks, yes my wonderful daughter are having her confirmation so it might have to do with that. ;-)
I put quite a few hours into that project and have enjoyed this time to the max.
4 May it was the Danish liberation day from the great war and I went to the memorial to send thoughts to my American and English friends – thanks for the freedom I live now.
A warm thought and thank you for the visits,
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.