SkillsUSA Texas Metal Sculpture competition

Metal Art Alchemy…

Turning Iron Metal into Gold Medal…

Greeting good folks…


The Ribbon Cutting at SkillsUSA Texas State competitions 2014 in San Antonio Texas 3/19

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Well, here it is the Denouement of the Skills USA Metal Sculpture competition.  Though I just found out about the competition at the end of last semester, I was determined to enter it.  I started with some scratch paper and a vision.

The project’s rolling Blog from the very beginning, can be read here~> .

This blog picks up where that left off, at the completion of the project and the beginning of the ‘competition’.  I literally was working on it up until the night before.  Mucho thanks to the Staff at ACC Riverside for accommodating my schedule.  I could not have done this at all with out all of you.   Though they call it a ‘competition’  I am an Artist, I’m not competing with anyone but myself.  It is not so much about me as it is about Austin Community College and the great program, Instructors, Staff and facilities at ACC.  I did this for them.  Cheers Everyone at ACC.  You Rock!  I am just beginning, it takes years and years to master a craft.  I am just a motivated Artist with some beginner’s skills and a vision.  Anyone can do this.  I have to admit, humbly, that I exceeded my vision and amazed myself with this project.  I would not, and could not have done it without ACC Welding Dept and ArtMetals.   I have received some great compliments, and kind words of encouragement from people in the industry whom I respect immensely.  Thanks everyone!  I do appreciate everything… I do this for You!

Here are some photos from the ACC SkillsUSA trip.

      5:45 am day one:


day 0ne check in & sit around drinking coffee…



Day 2: Bar-B-Q!!!! with Fab team and individuals and Sculpture.  I love BBQ!  Good job!….

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Day 3 : the SkillsUSA 2014 Awards ceremony…

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SkillsUSA Austin Community College students setting up, before they knew if they would win anything at all.

Tense moments for everyone in the room;….the culmination of all their efforts will be revealed in moments…

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Short Award video~>


The Austin Community College SkillsUSA Crew.  Good Job Everyone!

ACC! …this is for You!  Thanks You SKillsUSA!

{and Thanks Lincoln Electric for the cool Swag Bag}




The project’s Blog can be read here~> .

Stay inspired my Friends!…















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