March 03, 2008

Useful art

We've spent the last few weekends doing outside projects. Mark enclosed the lean to by adding a wall and sliding barn door. And because everything needs a little art, he added his forged door handle.



19 comments:

jewelstreet said...

Great work by Mark! I adore the door handle. I would love to have a couple like that for some doors in my house.

High Desert Diva said...

Mark asked me the other day if I would sell some of his pieces in my Etsy shop.

I said, "Sure, but why don't you open your own?"

Stay tuned....

Karine said...

That is a gorgeous door handle. Tell him to get going on etsy!

I HAVE, in fact, read Prodigal Summer. Very good book. We also have music from the 80's in common!

Cicada Studio said...

OK, did you ever watch Absolutely Fabulous? There's an episode where the main character wants to redo her kitchen and she flew from London to New York to take a picture of a door handle in some hotel- THAT was her inspiration piece. Well THIS could easily be one too. Good work Mark!

Jessica Ziel said...

excellent detail

Christie said...

That handle is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful workmanship, Charmaine. Mark is so talented. It will be great if he opens an Etsy store!
Butterflies on their way tonite...
Karen

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Mark is so talented! Along with an Etsy shop, he should think about taking his portfolio around to some of the shops in Sisters that sell higher end home accouterments. He'd probably get all of the custom work he could handle.

High Desert Diva said...

First he needs to clone himself so he can get everything done. The shop still isn't up and running.


So many things to do at our new place!

Simply Me Art said...

Love the Handle. Great job Mark!

almapottery said...

great handle.My greatgrandfather was a blacksmith and he used to make things like that.

I'll look in my pictures to see if I can find some ancient serpents and lizards ones.they were very popular in germanic countries a few hundred years back.

Dharma Designs said...

OMG - I LOVE it!!!

dannelle said...

Wow, what a talented hubby!

88words said...

i love that door handle! want want want.

picciolo said...

that handle is gorgeous! And how fantastic to have deer in your back garden!
: )

elsie said...

I love this idea to recycle,to make something new or diffrent from smth that somebody else doesn't need anymore. And there are so many ideas,that u can't believe!
But I don't know where to start. What is a Etsy shop?

Hey Harriet said...

That's gorgeous!

That Ab Fab ep that 'cicada studio' mentioned immediately came to mind when I saw the photos!

Chucka Stone Designs said...

What a beautiful touch :) His artwork is always amazing to look at!

argylewhale said...

That handle is very elegant!