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7.18.2017

3 projects to finish before last week of August to put in Bay Avenue Gallery;



7.06.2017

The 4th of July parade, here in our little burg was big fun.  40 of us Democrats turned out.  Some more organizable than others.  I did well for an old fellow.  My rig here with it's powow drum and spinning RESIST sign was constantly on the edge of disaster, but I managed to complete the 11 or so blocks without crashing.
Peaceout.
Joe

7.02.2017

So there I was, this 2nd day of July in the pagan year of 2017, minding my own business.  I was enjoying to fiddle with restoring/fixing up/fiddling with my old 1969 Alaskan camper.  Whilst sitting in a folding chair on the sidewalk, eating lunch, I spied 2 "clumping" black bamboo escapees!  Well, to ME, bad back or not, one has to deal with this when spotted as procrastination surely makes it worse!
fiddling with the camper














dealing with bamboo runners after cutting the escapees out






















THIS is what happens to "clumping" black bamboo that misbehaves!

































and here the story ends.

6.27.2017

Time for an update on the rat rod old school motor home.  This is what was called in the old days a "cab and chassis motor home". Not sure of the title yet, but thinking something like Coyote And Kokopelli Snowbirds.  I hope to finish this piece soon...



4.12.2017

April 2017.
"Paul Tuter's '39 GMC Rat Rod Toy Truck"
video
This rusty old  "ride-on" toy is a barn find from the Bend, Oregon area. 

1.08.2017

SOLD

click pictures to biggify


It's been a good while since posting so here is a stack of new works:

THE QUEEN OF THE RODEO AND THE RAT ROD
 CAPABLE WOMAN AND HER MACHINE 'BAD THE BONE'


EXCUSE ME I JUST CAME IN FOR A SANDWICH

3.06.2016

Marchant adding machine

I love when people give me old machinery or whatnot for my art.  If it gets used in the art or not is another thing, as there are piles of "groovy things" yet unused...AP gave me this rusty, crusty, dirty, busted old adding machine today.  I love it!  THANKS AP!

2.27.2016

Scuse me I just came in for a sandwich

AVAILABLE NOW AT NIVA GREEN 
IN LONG BEACH WASHINGTON!

12.17.2015

 The PLYMOUTH is finished!
Not only is the new canned ham finished and on the shelf at Bay Avenue Gallery, but it also has a name.  Henceforth it is the PLYMOUTH.  This is a special Christmas 2015 Holiday edition, and I am danged proud of it!  If you get the chance, by all means stop into the gallery to see HOW proud of it I am.









12.15.2015

A little (about 12 inches long) canned ham takes shape - this is the PLYMOUTH.  Scroll down for vid.



Here's a link {opens in new window} to that song in the background - Jimmie Reed Highway

12.03.2015

Canned Ham #5 is on the bench - no name yet - time will tell.

I will add to this post as this project progresses...
 ABOVE basic shape temporarily fastened together
 ABOVE - wheels mounted, rear bed, sink and most of the forward settee is in
 ABOVE Looking out the window, one can see a photo of an inspiration
 ABOVE - one can see the placement of the sink cabinet - not finished quite yet.

11.19.2015

FATHER CHRISTMAS AND HIS STEAMPUNK FLYER

FATHER CHRISTMAS AND HIS STEAMPUNK FLYER
is on the shelf at Bay Avenue Gallery in Ocean Park, Wa USA




The legend of Father Christmas' Steampunk Flyer:
As the reindeer at the North Pole gathered at the Associated Brotherhood of Arctic Flying Animals union hall, Father Christmas  prepared for a rough season of deliveries without his traditional helpers.  There were only 3 elves to help build a temporary vehicle for delivering Christmas presents and they had their work cut out for them.  They had only pieces of a toy motorcycle, a coffee percolator, lamp shades, this and that to work with. This is the actual unit made for Christmas eve's deliveries, but not used as the reindeer union and Christmas management found a solution to their problems.





11.11.2015

11 November 2015
Fendernose has been evolving here in my living room / studio.  I am still not sure if it will have legs or wings or both.  It has a stand so it can sit on the table if it will behave itself.

The nose is an old Schwinn 10 speed front fender bit, and the teeth is a big-o alligator clip.  Coffee pot, lamp shade.  More to come soon!