Sketch of a candle holder I built for my next art fair. That will be in August at Old Town Lansing Michigan. It's about 10 inches tall without the candle. The column is a piece of schedule 40 tubing crushed a little on the lower portion. All of mild steel and finished with a clear matte lacquer. It is designed to hold a 3" x 3" pillar candle.
I am an artist blacksmith and former watercolor artist. I own a lot of sketchbooks and some of them even have sketches in them. I'm hoping that this web site and the ability to post my sketchbook pages will give a little incentive to sketch every day. And I would think that being in the company of people who do sketch daily will give me incentive to just do the work. My interests for sketching are old buildings and anything railroad. I am a railfan and try to take time to go and photograph trains. Train watching provides me with a lot of free time since there is a lot of time between trains so I should be able to fill volumes. For anyone interested in my blacksmith work, www.thayerhouse.com/Doug will get you to my pages.