Sep 18, 2007

Poway's future: Where have all the flowers gone?

BIG YELLOW BULLDOZER

They paved the Tree City
And put up a parking lot
With a housing project, a boutique
And a 99-cent shop

Don’t it always seem to go
That you don't know what you’ve got
‘Til it's gone
They paved the Tree City
And put up a parking lot

They took the big trees
And threw 'em in a green waste bin
And replaced 'em with twigs
Apartments and places to shop in

Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you’ve got
‘Til it’s gone
They paved the Tree City
And put up a parking lot

Hey redeveloper
Put away your blueprints please
Just fix up the blights
But LEAVE me the birds and the bees

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you’ve got
‘Til its gone
They paved the Tree City
And put up a parking lot

Late last night
I heard a distant roar
When a big yellow bulldozer
Took out Alberto's and the tire store

Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you’ve got
‘Til it’s gone
They paved the Tree City
And put up a parking lot

They paved our Tree City
And put up a parking lot

Bye bye trees.... hello housing project!

Sep 16, 2007

Black and beads


Made this one with glass beads and black wire. This is coated copper wire and a real pain to make the loops without nicking the coating and leaving the copper showing thru. So i kept putting adhesive tape over the pliers, which helped but kept wearing through. Used some black nail polish to touch up. My nylon jaw pliers just don't do the little looping stuff. Anyway, it was fun.

Sep 5, 2007

copper stuff



Experimenting with some copper wire and chain with gemstone beads.
The first are peridot, jade and citrine chips. The second is unakite. And scary little faces.