Category Archives: blacksmithing

3 a.m. rambles, a family portrait

fuzzy picture of the mother-to-be: presenting Naomi Swinton… The new arrival comes any day. I’m betting it is a she…and coming on the night of full moon, but it could be anytime. followed by pictures of Broadus Mobbs, the big-brother-to-be… … Continue reading

Posted in art, birth, blacksmithing, chris thompson, faith, happy family, home birth, kids, naomi swinton, poetry, should be sleeping, spencer broadus aurelius mobbs, sword making, two crows jones | 16 Comments

completed work/works in process

A recently completed portrait of Beethoven as a young man. The painting was commissioned by Ron Maltais, the Music Director here at UWC-USA, in exchange for piano lessons for my son, Broadus. I worked from a photo of an old … Continue reading

Posted in 'tis a gift to be simple, art, beethoven, blacksmithing, callings, chris thompson ironworks, poetry, portraits, ron maltais, steel sculpture, uwc-usa, war toys, works in progress | 2 Comments