T.C. Albert's blog

Swamped

Well, I thought I would surprise everyone and axtuall post something new here for once...
I am sorry, but I never even get a chance to look here, let alone update anything...I alwayts hope that will change, but I semm to keep getting busier all the time unstead of finding any free time...I will try to do better...
TC

Spammers

well, I recently opened the blog for registration for a few days, and about a dozen spammers logged in and started posting their wares, so I had no choice but to once again close the registration, so this is a read only site....if you really want to log on and register so you can post etc...then you need to email me personally. Sorry, but theres little else I can do.
TC

Contact me via my email.

Hello again...I just wanted to leave a note asking that anyone interested in contacting me can drop me a line at my email : huntingpouch@gmail.com
That is the best way to get ahold of me if you are intersted in talking about a special consignment, one of my "Studies in Tansel" prints, or one of my new copper sculptures.
thanks, TC

The Wooden Plow folk art studio is up and running.

I like to create art for arts sake, and sometimes break away from bags, horns, and writing to make something that can only be called folk art I suppose. I usually work in traditional primitive mediums and styles that reflect early Americana, and as the mood suits me I will create pen and ink drawings tinted with water colors, fraktuer paintings, folk dolls, early American painted blanket chests, traditional early 19th century southern furniture, various hand forged iron works, and other whimsical pieces like weather vanes and miniatures.

More Snow

They say we will be getting a pretty big snow storm here in the prairie regions of Illinois...
Maybe 20 inches of snow with 40~50 mph winds. The news is treating it like the second coming, and with all the hype you have to take it seriously I suppose, cause the first time you dont is the time you will find yourself stranded about a mile from even a farm house out on the wind swept fields...the fields I must drive across daily to get to work.

Jerry Scales biography in Muzzle Blasts

The new issue (Feb.2011) of Muzzle Blasts has a biography of Jerry Scales, "an Indidna gunmaker we think you should know". Jerry is a great guy, and a great builder, and it was fun getting to know him as I wrote this biography.

The article may be posted on line soon, and when it is I will post a link to the site hosting it right here. Meanwhile, check out the NMLRA web site and be sure you get a copy of the Feb. 2011 issue if you can.

TC

Merry Christmas

Well, ready or not here it comes...Christmas...please know that all of us here at "The Wooden Plow Studios" home of "The Hunting Pouch" are wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and the very best for the new year...
TC

Snake fence

Well, yesterday I had the chance to lay up a little section of snake fence in front of the house. Snake fence isnt to keep snakes out, though Im sure my wife would like it better if that was the case, but rather its a traditional zig-zag type fence that is self supporting and made from long sections of split rails.

horse flies on the attack

When the first settlers ventured out onto the prairies around here, they noticed that in the late summer a type of huge blood sucking fly would attack in swarms with such fierceness that it could kill a horse. They called the predators "Green Heads". Eventually the "horse guard fly" was seen on the prairies, and it soon eliminated the green heads in insect to insect combat. The settlers considered the "horse guards" a sort of devine intervention.

Check out these sites

With the upcoming CLA show and live auction only a few weeks away...
I want to draw some attention to all the sites that are featuring some really nice publicity and item photography for the items being auctioned...
first up check out this link for the images on Bill Scurlocks blog page:
http://www.muzzleloadermag.blogspot.com/
It will be a great one to follow as the show gets closer and closer...
TCA

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