My Chief Fabricator has been busy in the Man Cave, covering the entire steel structure with a copper skin. This has been challenging, exhausting, and involves a huge learning curve, but I’m amazed how much he’s achieved already, and it’s going to be beeee-autiful!
He started by doing some practice runs. Small pieces of copper were welded to offcuts of steel. The larger pieces proved more challenging – they get very HOT during the process and move around a lot. I would love to help, but these things are best left to professionals, so I will stick to the mosaic bits… One side of the wave has been completed, and it’s time for the Welder of Distinction to go back to flying his Jumbo for a few days, but we’re getting there. It’s nail biting seeing it all take shape. Remember, Art is a journey, not just a destination. Yes, the final piece is important but the process of getting there is the main thing. A creative project begins with a passion, then an image or idea. That idea is developed and given shape and structure. The creation needs nurture and careful thought until it is finally released as the finished product. Along the way we’re both learning so much, and there are many things we would do completely differently next time. But that’s all part of the creative process. Never stop learning!