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Archive for May, 2012

Sadly, the current incarnation of Navaro have decided to call it a day. It’s been fun and we’ve done some really nice gigs over the last few years, but everything has it’s time…

Clivey!

Clivey!

Our final gig was last week at the fantastic Stables at Wavendon, a place we’ve played a few times and always really enjoyed.

Here are a few portraits taken during the night, courtesy of the photographer Barry Read, of Bread and Shutter.com

Beth Navaro

Beth Navaro

I am sure it’s not the total end of this musical collective, but for the meantime it’s off to pastures new…

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For a while now I’ve been making garden sculptures from old tools, welded or bolted onto metal poles (see some very early experiments in this post from 2009 >>).

Displaying these in my own tiny garden has become a bit of a problem, as I simply don’t have the space t0 show them off to their best.

What I do have however is a long stretch of new fence that runs along my side passage, a perfect ‘blank canvass’ I realised.

So, here are a few shots of some of my sculptures. They are held in place by sliding them into a simple clip made from galvanised metal strip – I can remove them for sale or to swap them round whenever I like.

Sculpture fence

Sculpture fence

Sculpture fence viewed from the other end

Sculpture fence viewed from the other end

Sculpture fence half way

Sculpture fence half way

Sculpture fence - Big Saw

Sculpture fence – Big Saw

Sculpture fence - clippers

Sculpture fence – clippers

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A while ago I wrote about a community project I had just created the corporate ID / design for… Called Odeon Journey, it is a project to record the memories of the old St Albans Odeon building, finally bought and soon to be restored after years of abandonment and neglect.

Last week the project reached the end of the development stage, and entered the launch phase, culminating in a three month exhibition at the St Albans Museum.

Here are some random photos from the launch event – very enjoyable it was too! Even though I didn’t actually produce the banners, signage etc,  it was great to see my design in use and to see that it worked well in different applications.

The Odeon Journey exhibition

The Odeon Journey exhibition

Me!

Me!

Cinema organ

Cinema organ

Pearl and Dean!

Pearl and Dean!

If anyone is passing the museum I recommend you pop in – the exhibiton is great!

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Rust in Peace!

Rust in Peace!

So, 20 days on and the piece has hardly changed (despite more wet weather here in the UK!)… I had expected the stem to start rusting by now but it is clearly made of stern stuff!

Note my new water butt in the background – my new latest obsession is collecting rain water (my area is deep in the midst of a hose pipe ban – ironic in that it has rained solidly for a week or more! Hey ho!)

More nail biting, rust updates to follow, people!!

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Here’s a little something I found in my local charity shop for £3 UK! Considering my obsession with things old and brassy, I simply couldn’t resist it!

Ding !

Ding !

It was a bit tarnished so I cleaned it up with some wire wool and Brasso – I don’t think I ruined any great ancient patina as I am sure it’s not that old a piece, and to be honest it just looked grubby close up rather than attractively aged!

It does have a lovely ring however, and the sustain goes on for ever. I think it will make an appearance on a tune very soon!

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