Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2017 TBAI Gallery Piece – CMMC

Here I am with another set of in-progress photos of my gallery piece for TBAI. Looking back through these photos I am reminded of how many little decisions I had to make in creating it. For each item that I included, there was never a straight forward “let’s add this”. It was more like this:

“I think these unfinished wood jar shapes would be useful.”
“How many should I use?”
“They will need to be painted.”
“Which color will be the base?”
“What color do I paint the top?”
“What color do I use for a wash?”
“How will they be suspended?”
“If they are hanging from a chain, how will it be attached?”
“If I use a screw eye, then it needs to be painted too.”

It’s called the crazy-making method of creation. CMMC for short.

On to the photos!

The building is on its side in the picture.  I must have been gluing the uprights in place.

Getting to the point of adding the paper to the sides was a morale booster.  A bit of pattern and color goes a long way in helping me believe progress is being made.

The back with the shelves secured and sides are in place.  Yippee!

In this photo, I am testing out the arrangement and placement of one of the lights I want to use.  The skeleton hand holding it is one of my favorite details.

The roof shingles needed to be lined up and glued in place.

Then it was time to paint them – several times.

These two tables also needed paint.
The round one is made from a small round box lid and a wooden spindle.

The round table is finished in the color and style I was after.
The rectangular table will be painted the same.

And yes, that is a hole in the round table.  Turns out you can put a hole all the way through a wood spindle if you are careful.

These are those wooden jars I mentioned earlier.  First coat.

And finished but without labels.  I also aged some silver bells

and carved a tiny pumpkin into a tiny jack-o’-lantern.

More to come.


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