|Project by Lee Barker||posted 08-10-2012 03:35 PM||2724 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
“Let’s Stirrup Some Memories” was the theme. Nothing you see was purchased for the piece—it was all stuff from thrift stores, garage sales and the scrap yard. Objects that I had filed away “in case I needed it.” Built from off-the-shelf parts.
The base, cherry, is about 25” x 10”. A variety of woods make up the rest. The tail is cotton string which was too white so I dyed it in strong tea. Orange pekoe and pekoe cut black, for the record.
I hope the piece stirrups some memories for you. As John Prine says, “It’s all right to look backwards once in a while, but it’s not good to stare.”
But back to our story, now presented in outline form:
Deschutes County Fair, Redmond, Oregon, 2012: Open Class exhibits: Craft: Woodworking: Professinal: Other.
First Place. Plus there was a smiley face sticker on my exhibitor’s tag. Priceless.
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"