I'm increasing my sales at local craft shows and galleries. I'm selling some of my metal work at the Tucson Botanical Garden gift shop. They're carrying my bird feeders, S hooks, and rattlesnakes.

Ocotillo complete with hummingbird
at the Arboretum at Flagstaff
arboretum sign

This summer (2016) I am participating in the Botanical Blacksmiths exhibit at the Flagstaff Arboretum. I entered one of my ocotillo and hummingbird sculptures. June 18th they had a reception for the artists and we were allowed to sell some of our work there. While I was there the manager of the gift shop came by and as a result they are now carrying some of my seed bird feeders, fruit bird feeders, rattlesnakes, hummingbirds, and S hooks.

Hummers just happy to be in
cooler climes at Flagstaff

I'm currently making hummingbirds. I've put them on a tripod stand which will allow them to be freestanding in a garden, on a patio, or used as a trellis to allow vines to wind around the hummingbird. I'm also incorporating the hummingbirds into my existing line of ocotillos.

Two birds taking turns on the feeder;
their Moms' would be so proud

Red seed feeder waiting
for customers
The seed feeders are now powder coat painted to better stand up to the outdoors in the desert. A rawhide loop in the top provides a way of hanging the feeder from either a tree limb or a shepherds hook.

Local house wrens getting their vitamin C

The fruit feeders have been redesigned to include a hook for hanging the feeder and a cholla skeleton perch has been incorporated for the birds to roost on while feeding.

Show Schedule

With the coming summer in Tucson, I've stopped doing craft shows in the Tucson area.  If the Arboretum in Flagstaff has their Botanical Blacksmiths exhibit I will participate in it.

I've stopped selling at the Plaza Palomino Farmer's Market because of my neighbors insistance on strutting around with a gun on her hip. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. A gun has no place at a farmer's market with small children running around.

    Gee Mom, look what else I've found!

   Americans helping Americans to cross the finish line.

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