thank you all for your comments about stella, kind thoughts kind words.
i wanted to post some recent work on here, but i haven't got much to say to go with it. its still a bit chaotic splitting my stuff between the studio in the shop and the one at home - i'm in a permanent state of confusion about where things are. this creates limitations that can be constructive - i just gotta get into the flow.
this one i made for my self. i found that piece of wrought iron work out on one of my walks and the rust is just perfect on it, so is the metal work.
this one i made for the shop, but have been wearing it to check the balance on it. a friend, maria, soldered the silver ball on it for me, it stops the leather slipping off.
this little pouch has the stone shown in it and that can be hung on a strap as its drilled, but its a nice stone to hold or rub until eventually you polish it like that.
and i remembered what i was going to post originally.
the basket weavers
2 years ago these guys were here and as i drove past i stopped and asked the guy in the last photo if i could take a picture of him, so he said, are you going to buy a basket? and as i didn't even have 50 cents on me i said no - so says he, what am i? a mountain that you can just stop and photograph me?
last summer i stopped and said, how much for the basket, and got these with the holga. they asked me to send them prints, but as i've lost there address and only just developed the film i'll wait until they turn up and give them a print each. though they won't be impressed with black and white. also the whole time i shot and talked with them they never stopped working.