Wednesday, May 28, 2008

THE DRAWING. . . details & notes

“Yesterday” is a graphite drawing I did of my old cornhusker that a friend had given me about 10 years ago. It made a great piece of garden art and had a very country, nostalgic feeling about it. A remembrance of yesterday.

I’m not sure of the date of this one but it was old. Pioneers used to use these things to husk and take the silks off the ears of corn. This one was more efficient since you had a wheel you could turn as you put the ears of corn through the chambers and get more husked than doing it with a hand held husker.

Unfortunately, not too long ago I had to dismantle the husker. I hated to do it but the wood was rotting and it had fallen over and was becoming a hazard for me and my dog when out in the yard.

Here is what it looks like today – another piece of “heavy metal” garden art that will last quite a while. I’m trying to talk my brother or nephew in to welding it together to make some sort of water feature for my yard – we will see.

If you look closely at my drawing of “Yesterday” you will also see 3 hummingbirds. I just had to draw them in there to complete the country feel of this piece. They are only about a quarter of an inch long. "Yesterday" is 11”x 14” and is available for sale. Giclée prints on acid free paper are available too. Please check here for pricing.


Susan Carlin said...

What a BEAUTIFUL drawing! I'm so glad you mentioned the hummingbirds. I couldn't let go until I'd found all three. Are you old enough to remember Highlights magazine? It reminded me of the hidden pictures scene they featured. Lovely, Karen.

Karen Hargett said...

Thanks so much Susan - I'm glad you found the hummingbirds. They are one of my favorite birds.

Oh yes, I remember highlights ;-)it was fun magazine.

Dianne Mize said...

Beautiful, as is all that I've see of your work so far. I just came from Marsha R.'s blog where you're featured guest, read your story about your first drawing of your horse and got substantial goosebumps. What an amazing story. I'm so glad you left a comment (thanks, by the way) on my blog so that I was able to find this richness.

Karen Hargett said...

Dianne thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed reading about me on Marsha's blog - your comments mean a lot to me;-)

BTW I love your work. Besides being beautiful, I really enjoy the progression pieces you have - great learning tools.