Open House exhibition As you can see from other pages of my website I make mechanical models and other weird and wonderful creations. We occasionally have an "Open House" exhibition during August Bank Holiday weekend and this year we must have had over 200 visitors enthusiastically operating the models - from age 2 to 92 everyone was having fun and it was a joy to see. Lots of visitors had tea and home-made cake in our lovely garden on Saturday and Monday. Sunday was heavy rain all afternoon but, despite that, we had lots of visitors. I had nearly all my models on display and they all performed faultlessly - which was good. There were around 50 to play with. A big THANK YOU to all who came. It was our pleasure to put on the show.
If you missed it or you would like to remind yourself of the automata that you saw you can view them on my YouTube channel called Positivelycreative (no spaces) or view some of the videos directly from this website. I have had over 20,000 views of my short videos so far. I have a few models that I have not filmed yet and hope to put those up shortly.
Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum The Woodfair at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum has been an excellent venue to display lots of my craftwork and Mechanical Models for many years but, alas, the place has now closed so I will need to find other venues. If anyone is organising an exhibition and would like me to come along and bring some models to demonstrate and for members of the public to operate please let me know.
The carving group that I belong to is still going strong so if you are interested in wood carving why not join Bentley Wildlife Carvers (visit our website on www.bentleywildlifecarvers.uk). We now meet at the Arundel Wetlands Centre once a month (usually the second Sunday) to sit and whittle and swap tips. We have a display of beautifully carved and painted ducks and birds and are keen to chat to anyone interested.
Here is a video of a marble run which is small so has ball bearings instead of marbles. Otherwise it would have been called Don't lose your Marbles! Other videos can be seen by clicking HERE