With the show all set up at Filoli (save for the peacock), I breathe a sigh of relief... but not for long! I've got to get cracking on the peacock! Tired all day after yesterday's installation and a late night in the studio making a structure for the feathers, I have a late afternoon nap and then wake up with a start! If I'm going to get the fibre glass skin on in time to do the mosaic, then I have to tackle attaching the feather structure tonight! It is cold and darkening. And then, just as I think I'll go out and work under the floodlight in the back of our house, I feel the sprinkling of rain! Rain! It never rains at this time of the year here! Alas though, now there's nothing for it but to move the mighty bird inside! Barry rolls back the living room rug, we put down a drop cloth and set the bird on its newly rusting feet right in front of the couch. Barry secures the feather structure to the back of the bird with a furniture clamp that is just barely big enough, and away I go with Magic Sculpt hoping that all the joins will hold. (They will. They have to!) The resin material (Magic Sculpt) will harden overnight, so I can test it tomorrow. Good thing all the glass parts are blown and ready to go, because this structure is taking forever! I still haven't gotten to the fibre glass.
Apres Filoli Set Up
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Kim is a glassblower, gardener and choral singer. She is a Canadian transplant, living happily in Oakland, CA with her husband Barry Stone.