Care

Care

“Mr. Bojangles…

“he jumped so high…
clicked his heels,
and lightly touched down…

“throughout the South…”

Soon—no one will remember…

The things we make with care
will outlive us, our small
contributions and memorials.

“He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother…”

Salmon Bay Cafe
Seattle

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iron float — sunrise

Auk built!

The Auk is ready for salt water! Here are some last pictures from Finn and Shannon’s garage:

Auk complete

Auk complete

Auk bow

Auk bow


Auk floor boards

Auk floor boards

Auk bow interior

Auk bow interior

The only metals in the boat are the oar locks and some bronze screws and stainless steel fittings for the floors. The center floor board is removable.

The hull is made of 6mm Okume marine plywood. The skeg is Douglas fir. The keel is oak, the stem yellow cedar. The floor boards are alder. The breast hook (the triangular piece in the bow) is purple wood. The knees and stanchions are oak and alder. The thwarts are pine, the gunwales cedar. All is bonded together with West Marine epoxy (great stuff).

The next picture posted will be when she’s on the water!

Rewriting/drawing

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dragonfly

My first drawing of a subject usually has the most life, despite its inaccuracies. This differs from first drafts of stories and poems; rewriting, generally, brings life forward. Perhaps this is why Giacometti restarted many of his paintings and sculptures each day from the beginning.

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forsythia, houseboat E