With the display stand finished we've moved on to the next part of this project......cleaning up and oiling a set of team harness. There's Judy working on one. The collars and hames have already been done. Maybe some of you do but most have no idea just how heavy these sets are and how dirty they can get with use...not to mention how stinky!
I was going to kind of lead up to what the Big Project is but I guess it's time to let you know whats going on.
Years ago I did this Chuck Wagon scene based on our real Chuck Wagon. That's me and my horse Biscuit munching a plate of beans and biscuits. This scene was on display at the Woolaroc Museum (http://woolaroc.org/) a few years back when I was fortunate enough to have my work selected for a special showing. At the time I mentioned to the Museum Director that wouldn't it be great if this little scene was setting in front of the Chuck Wagon on display in the museum. I almost hit the floor when he said "Let's do it!"
So that's what's happening. In mid-February Judy and I will load the wagon on a trailer and, along with the scene, truck it up to the Museum. I was even invited to help set up the display. The wagon and scene will join my other large scenes already on display in the Museum.
Needless to say, we're totally thrilled at the prospect that another of my pieces, in addition to our wagon, have found a new home and will be on permanent display in one of the top western museums in the US.