Thomas, Oliver and Daisies (oil on canvas) 2009

Thomas and Ollie (and the daisies) belong to Karl and Carlé. Karl makes good beer and keeps bees. I haven't tasted his mead yet. Carlé weaves, crafts and does all sorts of other stuff.

Progress shots

Bobs (hemp rope and waxed thread) 2009

I've been doing some knotwork recently. Jaco named them Bob. They are monkey's fist knots with splices, whippings, seizings, wall, double wall and crown, Matthew Walker, and double Matthew Walker knots. For self defense, the visiting tom cat and other interesting uses.