Thanks, Gary, and many of you LMMers. Because of your comments, I picked up a copy of Michael de Meng's book SECRETS OF RUSTY THINGS. I just finished reading it, and my first reaction is...WOW--THIS GUY IS AWESOME! For those of you haven't read it, a few thoughts:
First, it's not a how-to book--but that's okay. The reader gets to come along on a ride through de Meng's thought process. And what a cool ride it is!
Second, de Meng has given me inspiration. However, now I need to find the time (perhaps a parallel universe where each day = 30 hours) to give assemblage a try. So many thoughts coursing through my brain.
Third, because of this book, I know I will be visiting more garage sales, yard sales, junk shops, etc. In addition, I have a feeling my driving may suffer because I'll find myself scanning the roadsides and ditches for rusty "stuff."
Again, thanks guys for bringing my attention to this artist...amazing!