We spent almost the entire trip cleaning out my parents garage. We found so many little memories. It was a little overwhelming. After a while you realize that if you went through every little thing you would never get rid of anything. We basically threw out anything that was trash and took a ton of stuff to goodwill. Unfortunately, we barely made a dent.
I am getting back into work mode and looking for diagrams for my small metals classes here at RISD. I bought a swiss goldmsithing training manual a while back. It has proved to be a great resource for small sketches and step by step tutorials. Of course none of it is in english.
While were in Richmond we hit up the Fine Arts Museum. They were showing a Kehinde Wiley exhibition. It was incredible to see it.
I have been working on creating a workflow to reduce the poly-count of detailed models in order to send the to our printers. Its kind of a great problem to have considering the level of detail these things print in.
I am looking forward to having the new TIG welder set up in Metals. We are going to set it up to weld copper and steel. We are just waiting on the electrician to put a plug on it.
The last set of photos are of a carving knife I found in my parents garage. It is engraved sterling silver. I cannot find a makers mark or stamp anywhere on it. I am going to throw it under the scope and check it out.