by Heidi Hiatt
While driving into Conway today a girl smiled and waved at me from her perch atop a large hammer. It was so oversized that not even Thor could wield it. Her friendliness warmed my heart. It reminded me of why I like hanging out in Skagit County. People actually talk to strangers there.
After completing my errands I walked over to chat about the cheery menagerie of artwork lining their yard. I discovered that the artist, Tony Stinson, had made the gargantuan tool for his own collection but it was snapped up by someone else. From what he said this won’t be his last hammer though.
Tony’s daughter Talula was having a blast playing on her dad’s handiwork and gleefully obliged when I asked to take their picture (right).
Tony really is a carpenter as well as an artist. He works primarily in a reuse/recycle medium, finding a use for things that other people might just hem and haw over. Given that he has such a colorful streak of creativity and a knack for green (ecofriendly) art…
read the whole thing at Talula’s Hammer « Truth, Justice, and All-American Allergen-Free Apple Pie.