Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ups and Downs

Life has its ups and downs, not to mention a few curves and side trips.

Everything was a major "Up" on the business side when I finished the stone portion of the commission for Oak Harbor, Washington on Friday. This is the front view.

This is a back corner view.

This is the opposite corner view. The next step will be crating and freighting the piece from Kentucky to Washington, after approval from the art committee. I will then fly out and oversee the construction of the berm and the installation of the sculpture.

Meg and I took a splashy stroll down Flint Run in the Yellowbank Wildlife Area this evening while we were waiting for better light conditions to photograph the finished sculpture.

On a personal note, the week started with a big "Down" because of the death and funeral of my great uncle Elroy Cart. He lived on 300 acres that has been in our family since the original land grant of 1792. He made his own wine, which may account for his healthy longevity of almost 91 years.

The personal "Up" came on the weekend with the great wedding of my cousin Tara. It was one of the best weddings that I've ever been to - and it's been a season for weddings (3 in 3 weeks!).

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