I have indeed come up with a couple PIGS IN SPACE to share! (I capitalize the name as I hear it being spoken like the Muppet sketch.) I won't publish any photos yet as they are a little on the wonky side. New designs typically go through an awkward and funky phase while I work out the balance and form. I will show them to the few artists and patrons I feel like getting input from and from those I want to make laugh. This is real progress I can report!
The other item I wanted to share was I have been working on and off for some time on a Butterfly ornament. I believed I had resolved most of my issues so I created some for this show, Friday night I got such a positive response that naturally I felt I needed more. From 9:30 PM to 12:00ish PM last night I went for it and tried to get some real production done in anticipation for today. Half of my work exploded! *sigh* Stupid butterflies. This is one of the most frustrating phases for a design. They finally look good (when they make it) but I have yet to resolve completely the trouble consistently. The work that gets annealed and passes the stress tests make it to the shelf.... but I am only at 50% in my success rate.
I will do my best to publish a post live from Art in the Courtyard to share with you the response my work is getting. Look for a photo of my butterflies hanging in the sunshine outside as that will show them off in all their glory.