Man, summer done kicked my ass. Here’s a video I took of a project I’ve been working on all summer (off and on) I’m all jazzed about learning to use cogs and wheels and sound and motion… this is my first attempt at getting a crank to trigger action in a piece… I tried uploading more videos but I can’t #$!@*& figure out how to get them small enough to play nice… I’ll post more images soon…
Is that a broken mug handle in your nose or are you just happy to see me?
This started out as the top part of a plastic automaton head (purchased at Plucky Maidens last summer) and the front part of a deer skull (given to me by a very nice taxidermist). I added the antlers, dap’d the whole mess and stuck an old mug handle up it’s nose. You get to see it here pre and post painting. I am going to mount this one on what’s called a European Skull Mount. That will allow it to hang on the wall but be angled out towards the visitor. I’m still in the process of designing that… so…. more to come!
Oh I am so excited about this idea/technique/excuse to buy tools!
Huddled over my computer last weekend, I watched some vids on YouTube on how to make upholstery buttons. I happened to have picked up an old button maker at an estate sale some time ago and had never really figured out how to use it. It’s a bit of a finicky bugger, but eventually I scrapped out enough buttons to start on a new series. I’ll try to take some photos of the actual button maker and post them up here…
So far I’m not sure what’s going to happen to this skull but it’s going to be mounted on a puffed and pillowed board, set into an old casserole dish. Yumm-E.
And now a little farther along (getting hard to photograph the metallic gold!).
And I have to be the worst photographer on the face of the planet. Technology is supposed to be getting better – I however am not.
This started out as a cougar skull compliments of Paxton’s Gate. If you haven’t been over there, you REALLY REALLY, LIKE DEEP DOWN, REALLY NEED to go.
I got this old farm implement last summer at the Antique Expo. I think it was a piece of an old pulley system. It was mounted as if it were something notable. I however decided it wasn’t nearly notable enough and used it as a base for one of my creations. Wanted to leave some of the metal exposed, and rusty… still working on it a bit I think…