Unexpected Invitation

Last week I wandered out the mail box expecting bills and the usual junk mail. There was a large envelope at the bottom of the pile. I thought it must be for Dave, since he receives the majority of those types of things. However, it was addressed to me and was from Art About Agriculture. Continue reading “Unexpected Invitation”

Sister’s Bookmaking Afternoon

How often do I take the opportunity to teach others cool projects? Almost never! But I’m trying to change that by inviting family and friends over to play. On Thursday morning I called my big sister in Eugene and invited her to come create a book of her choice. My sister is a quilter andContinue reading “Sister’s Bookmaking Afternoon”

Shoji Birdhouse: Almost complete!

Saturday was the day for leaf work. Dave had nicely harvested four fronds from the licorice ferns at the park several days ago . Originally I was thinking about using bracken ferns, but he was unable to locate the plants. Oh well! These will do nicely. I chose to print the leaves onto butcher paperContinue reading “Shoji Birdhouse: Almost complete!”

Shoji Birdhouse contd.

Report from Thursday: This is where I’m at so far. Base is finished and wired. Roof is almost complete (ridgeline cap needs attaching and one more interior support to add). To do: Figuring out corner support strips, cut paper design and a couple of other things. Here are some photos of it lit up!  

Shoji Birdhouse Lamp

How often have I started a project with one thing in mind only to shift towards, well, something a bit different. Since I have not posted my original ideas/drawings, you would have no idea what I’ve been thinking.  The birdhouse deadline is fast approaching and many artists have already dropped their work off. Will IContinue reading “Shoji Birdhouse Lamp”

Birdhouse project: step 2

“Where Birds Dream…” birdhouse project update Yesterday was definitely an unproductive day. However Tuesday and today have been quite good. This is where I’m up to: After finishing the foam core model, I shifted into creating frames from spruce. For the previous lamp/luminaria, the frames were constructed using balsa wood. Easy to cut, very lightContinue reading “Birdhouse project: step 2”

Birdhouse start

Project: “Where Birds Dream” birdhouse show at The Arts Center Project Due date: November 10-13 Today’s Date: October 26 Nothing like cutting projects close. But the big question is will it be finished in time? So yesterday I finally pulled out the foam core and started hacking. I had a general size idea in myContinue reading “Birdhouse start”