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Mining Blue Sky

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Looks like I've gotten myself into uncharted waters.

Many months ago, I submitted a design for a sculpture to be part of the Bemidji Sculpture Walk. I had submitted work for this in the past as well as other calls for entry.

This time, my entry was accepted!

What is It?

What to do? I could have simply ignored it. After all, I'm no sculptor, right? I have a normal life (some would argue the contrary :) ) with a lovely family and job and all the stuff that keeps life humming along.

But I've always had this desire jabbing me in the back. Constantly telling me that time is ticking away and maybe someday the opportunity for something like this will be gone. Why not now while I have the constitution to do it?

Well, there are a LOT of reasons why not. And there were no shortage of people giving me those reasons.

But, somehow I still felt compelled. And in the face of resistance, I pursued it anyway. I don't know any other way to explain this pursuit. It's deeper than just doing it for the hell of it. In some ways, I almost feel as though it's swept me up rather than me pushing to achieve it. In any case, it is done.

I will be taking it up to Bemidji tomorrow and spending the day erecting it. Still much to do in the short time before I leave today.

None of this is free, of course. And perhaps it is the way of the artist to carry such a burden. However, in this day and age, that doesn't have to be.

How can you help?

Kickstarter is a crowd funding site that acts as a portal for projects they promote. This exposure provides a vehicle for creative people to pursue their ideas while helping to reduce the burden of costs. They have dome some amazing things with creative ideas. 

My project is currently accepted and we are taking any and all contributions.

However, there's a catch. The ENTIRE project needs to be funded before funds are released. It is all-or-nothing. 

So, please visit my Kickstarter page and contribute as much as you can. 

Back to civilization

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The winter in MN has been BRUTAL. I think this has to be the worst winter I've experienced in my nearly 30 years here. It's enough to make me wonder why I moved here from Florida.

There's still ice on Lake Superior. The marina still has ice.

What to do? Looks like the only thing to do is pick up our little Capri and bring it up to the buoy on Lake Harriet.

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