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Winter starts in bursts of cold and drives us into our thicker clothes.

The sunny days warm our faces first,
then our backs as we ride the trails to their ends
and ride them home again.      

Fireplace fire with flickering light comforts as night winds rise.
  • Listening to: fire crackling (still crackling)
  • Reading: The Art of Enameling
  • Watching: the moon in the clear night sky
  • Playing: Clint Mansell and Kronos
  • Eating: Dark chocolate
  • Drinking: good red wine(still good)

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knivesandroses
John M. Smith
United States
Current Residence: southern Illinois, USA
Favourite genre of music: Rockabilly
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favourite style of art: Abstract Expressionism
Shell of choice: Pearl
Wallpaper of choice: Kooky Cooks
Skin of choice: mine
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny
Personal Quote: Have Fun
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Bonesy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I have sent you a message in hope you are still active here, I'd like to order a "bunch" (i'll leave the number up to you) of yellow roses for a terminally ill family member. I am in awe of your rose peices, they are stunning, and I am VERY fussy/ocd about model flowers! These are perfect! Bravo! <3
Hope to speak with you soon!
Sophie.
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spiritedmanga Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Heard you had a website, I'd love to check it out sometime! You have beautiful craftsmanship on all your work, I especially like your copper roses.
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knivesandroses Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
I can't get the roses out of my mind. From time to time I tackle another one. Very happy you like them. Write any time, John
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NightFang111 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Hey, John,Just to let you know, this is Emily, and I just added you to my watch. come check out my page sometime, if you want
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely work! Very inspiring!
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LabyrinthCreations Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
your work is featured[link]
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knivesandroses Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Good to be in such company....Smitty
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missionverdana Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You have a wonderful gallery! It's great to see pieces of work that are truly different to the norm. Congrats on the DD (:
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knivesandroses Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Good Morning,
Thanks for the comment. I have been recently described as self-trained. I had not thought of myself in that way. But, not having studied art in college may have given a turn to the way the work comes out. Thanks again. STay in touch, Smitty
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Jeffstrustysidekick Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
I love your work! Very cool!!!
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knivesandroses Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Trustysidekick... Thanks! Hope there is more that you like. Smitty
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lakotawolf116 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Your help is simply beyond words. Now that Christmas and New Year's celebrations have wound down, we can start acting upon your advice. Have you considered submitting a news article on the subject? I'm sure many who want to start working with metal would find somthing like this as helpful as we have. Best wishes for the new year and I'll let you know how it's going. :hug:
-A.L.
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knivesandroses Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Whew!! The holidays are always a lot of effort to get through all the commitments. Lots of fun too. but, I am relieved to reacquire the relative calm of winter.

Hey, thanks for the Premium....! What a surprise!

I have taught and also written articles over the years. Let us keep in touch about doing something along those lines. Let me know if there is any info I can offer in addition. Smitty
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goddessXofXlust Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
do you make the moons yourself?
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knivesandroses Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Yes. Since I grew up as a country boy, I have seen thousands of moons, from sliver to full, and a few eclipses. Like the roses, the moon has always captured my eye. As a whim, I built a large enameled moon. My Drawing class instructor at the college here asked me if I would be interested in doing a show this winter with the Man-In-the-Moon as a theme. So, I have built 11 so far and need to make about 10 more. So, all are different, though a few are similar. I have had to stop and make a hunting knife for a fellow's son as a birthday gift. But, that is nearing completion today...Yippeee! Now I can get back to playing with the moons. I recycle materials and repurpose others, as with the ones made from bicycle parts. So, lots of fun! Smitty
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goddessXofXlust Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
thats awesome!!^^ i really love them. i greatly adore the moon. and love anything that has to do with it. your pieces there...are incredible. good luck with your project^^
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TYEplusPIXIE-DYE Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the stop by :)
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MicheleCobb Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Liking your new man in the moon work, Smitty. Looking forward to watching it grow :clap:
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
You are included in Artisan Crafts DDs for August 2009 because you received a DD last month. If you like it, please fave it so that others can see this wonderful art made by you and the other artists. :heart:
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knivesandroses Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
O.k., Old dogs and new tricks....
It seemed simple enough after all. Just went to the article location and clicked the heart which grayed out and voila! If that is it, then mission accomplished. If not, then I have more to do. I certainly want to support DA. Thanks so much. I received so many responses to the inclusion of the rose that I am still completely overwhelmed with the task of replying, which I would like to accomplish also out of respect for those who have taken the time to drop me a note. Thanks again, Smitty
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Now you know how to fave any news article that you wish. You're also able to undo a fave if you change your mind or accidentally faved it. You're welcome to send me a note if you ever have any other questions or concerns, but also if you have DD suggestions for any artist. :D
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knivesandroses Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
Dear Kitten,
I hate to seem no smarter than a zombie... but, how in the heck do I Fave the Artisan Crafts DDs for August 2009? What you have suggested is a good thing. I am not at all sure what the procedure is. If you have the time can you give me a little guidance? Smitty
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
Yeh, that can be confusing if you're new to dA. To fave a news article, just look to the left and just below the title and you'll see a number counter and underneath that is a little box with a heart in it. Just click on the heart and the box will go grey and the number counter will go up by one. If you ever want to unfave an article and need help, let me know. If you need help with anything or have any questions about the Artisan Crafts gallery or dA in general, just send me a note. Welcome to dA and it was a pleasure to have featured you on August 26th!
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knivesandroses Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Dear Woe...
Woe is me. I seem to be suffering from Old Guy Disorder. Will you walk me through how to find the title so that I can click on the heart...etc. I have looked and looked but have not seen what I need to Fave the DD I received. Hate to be so dense!! Smitty
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