Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Three on a bus

Even though this daily “3” practice is sort of a pain, I’m getting a lot out of it. This is a “3” I found on the side of an old bus in California in 2009. It was very faded, which was appropriate. This morning, with a bit more skill and a few more tools (plus a touch of desperation), I revisited that “3,” grunged it up a bit, and I like it even more now.

What I especially like are the THREE rivets up top, and how the darker, weathered area at the bottom acts as a sort of anchor. The “3” hovers between the two, contained, just bobbing up and down.

And now off for a very good day in Port Townsend. (Always a good day when a ferry ride is involved.) The purpose of the trip is to get some square copper nails for a project I’m working on. And I sure hope to be able to show it to you in the next few days or so. But then there are other possibilities: perhaps a quick visit to some military bunkers, maybe (and more likely) to a boat yard or two, and then there’s the library, which I hear is just spectacular. Boats, bunkers, books — what’s not to like?

And maybe, just maybe, I’ll find another “3” somewhere along the line . . .

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