Friday, January 9, 2009

My Brother, the Artist

Good morning, all! Hope that you are all having a good day! It is gorgeous here today....cold, but the sun is out and there is blue sky!! The first time we have seen this in ages!!! Really helps on that energy output!!

I just had to blog and brag about my brother, Craig, and his work! He has been working with horseshoes and has created some really wonderful items! They are all Hand-forged and then he adds Gun Bluing to them, and they hang from Latigo. I have listed them in the shop, just in case anyone would like to send a loved one a heart? It is almost Valentine's Day!!

Anyway, here we go! This is his large measures 5.75" long and 6.5" wide and has a total length of approx. 9"

This next one is the smaller heart which measures 6" long and 5.75" wide and has a total length of approx. 9".
He has also done a picture frame from the large heart (my nephew's horse Jodie was the model in this): He is also working on some with initials added, these are some samples:

And last, but certainly not least....Horseshoe Garden Hose Stakes for your garden! These have to be my absolute favorite!! (and guess what we got for Christmas?!!! I can hardly wait to use them, if the rain ever stops!):

Now he is working on a set of Wind Chimes! I can hardly wait to see them!

Well, I suppose I should close now...people are beginning to make comments about my Christmas tree, honestly? I cannot bear to take it down, I love my tree! And, I could decorate it for the next holidays...I've done that before. We once had a tree that would not lose it's needles, it was up through May........but this one now, is artificial, and so I can't use that as an excuse! Besides, I want my space back!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Karen said...

Wow Jan, I love these!
And the hose guide is wonderful!

Donna said...

Those look so nice! Your brother does a great job!

Jan said...

Thank you, Karen! I will pass that on! He does good work!

Jan said...

Hey there, Donna! Thanks for the compliment! I am going to pass it on to him! You and Karen will make him feel good!

Dragon's Dolphin said...

How pretty!!! These are absolutely beautiful. I may have to visit the shop as I have an awesome friend that has 17 horses and would LOVE something like this for Valentine's Day!

Jan said...

Hi! Well, I've added some more goodies tonight!! Craig is on a roll!