Thursday, May 4, 2017

Two New Partners Join Our Ranks. We are now Five and growing.



The Beaverton City Library has agreed to help us with our information gathering. Once everything is in place they can supply us with hot links to information on the internet, a link to their powerful library Search web site where you can find a book in the library system on the subject of interest and finally a link with a contact at their Research section. Our thanks to Abigail Elder, Director, Beaverton City Library.


The Beaverton School District will be working with us on how their students can be involved with adding reports, projects and art to this site. Maureen Wheeler, Public Communications Officer, Beaverton School District has been our champion on this project as liaison between us and the Principals and teachers of the elementary schools - 5th grade, middle schools - 8th grade and high school - APHistory. Thanks Maureen.

Over the next month or so we can tell you more and show you some results.
Looking forward to working with these fine institutions.



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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Continental Soldier Sculpture


If you are a member of the Sons of the American Revolution or Daughter of the American Revolution you can purchase a Patriot sculpture with the name of your Patriot ancestor engraved on each. These are 14" versions of the 6' soldiers cast in bronze on the memorial by artist Michael Tieman.

There are three sculptures, the Minuteman, Militia soldier and the Continental soldier (pictured to the left). These sculptures are cold cast in bronze/resin one at a time by the artist, ready to hang with a wood back and a metal plate engraved with the name of your Patriot. If you would like one of these and you do not have a Patriot, the nameplate will be engraved with the type of soldier. Collect all three.

Each sculpture is $100 plus $15 S&H. The Memorial will receive $50 from each sale.  Contact Michael at  info@ORWM.org for more details.

There are two more soldiers to be made, the Militia Soldier and the Minuteman. All three will begin as these small maquettes before being sculpted in the final life-size images, cast in bronze and set into the ends of three of the walls.
- Compatriot Michael Tieman
Images and sculptures ©2017Michael Tieman



 

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Beaverton City Government Meeting


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Grier Ingebretsen, Sons of the American Revolution, and Michael Tieman, Oregon Revolutionary War Memorial, visit with Mayor Doyle.

Showed the Mayor our new Memorial plans. Thumbs up and our first Partner. Thanks Mayor Doyle for your time.

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- Compatriot Michael Tieman

Monday, February 27, 2017

More Meetings and Revisions

Spent the last few days talking with a contractor to see how much this memorial will cost. Important info since we will be raising money to fund it. Also had coffee with a friend Patti who is a DAR (Daughter of the American Revolution). showed her a PowerPoint presentation I am working on and having her go over the handout. I need to make a presentation to the Oregon DAR and want her input. 
She gave me a lot of good advice and pointers so now I need to rework the PowerPoint and handout for next meeting.

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- Compatriot Michael Tieman

Thursday, February 23, 2017

How About Some Sculpture?

 Spent the last few days working on sculpture concepts/drawings, a Minitman, a Militia, and a Continental soldier. I thought I would sculpt these life size in clay and have them cast in bronze as a bas-relief, maybe 4-6 inches deep. Worked out the specs and have prices from the foundry I use for my other sculpture. 
This guy may look familiar. If you look in the background photo of this blog this is Fred, one of our Color Guard, dressed in his finest Continental uniform.


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- Compatriot Michael Tieman

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

3D Drawings

Need to build a rough 3D image of the new design so people can see it easier. Fortunately, I have Photoshop which has 3D capabilities, which I have never used before. I have used Lightwave in the past to build 3D environments for short movie presentations and web sites but the software and my skills are out of date. How hard can Photoshop be?
Well, after a few days of trying and looking at YouTube, I finally figured it out enough to produce something people can see and understand.
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- Compatriot Michael Tieman