Monday, June 28, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I finished the owl I was working on and have decided to make two more. This time around I'm taking pictures as I go so I can post my process.
I did manage to use some of the wood from the birch tree I had to cut down. Like most all of my pieces there is a dowel rod that runs through his body, through the piece of birch and into a stand.
The owl itself measures 8"x10".
I Photoshoped out the dowel rod in this pic. I think this would make a cute business card.
This owl will be auctioned off at Art Unleashed 2010. This is a benefit I've been contributing to for 5 years now. Money raised goes to the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
So I've been playing around with the idea of doing some plush owls for Plush You! Seattle or Art Unleashed. I've always shyed away from doing them because they are so popular and so many people have created some awesome plush owls so I figured why bother. But after finishing the Owl & Pussy Cat wedding cake topper I thought it would be a lot of fun to make a larger owl. Last weekend my husband and I had to pull out or dying birch tree that was only about three years old. I thought it would be cool to cut it up and some how use it as a base for some owls. A great way to reuse the tree rather than throwing it away. I'm going to start working on one right now for Art Unleashed and if I'm happy with it I'll make a few more for Plush You! Seattle.
Monday, June 7, 2010
I took this quick photo last night of one of my three girls. I have finished all of them. However I haven't gotten a chance to work on the two boxes or the spinning wheel that go with these three girls. Last week we decided to completely organize our garage. As a result I can get nowhere near my workbench. So until we get everything organized I'm going to put these aside and start working on the pieces for Plush You! Seattle and Art Unleashed.