A Little Aggressive Positivity

By on Sep 24, 2021

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Quick Project…Death Note Sketchbooks

By on Sep 21, 2021

  I came up with an idea for a quick project. Influenced by my daughter and my latest watching habit, I decided to try making some Death Notes…     They didn’t turn out that great but I was able to accomplish what I set out to do. The reason I don’t like the final product is also what I was experimenting with. The cover is too thick. It’s double thick and made of a leatherette. I hate when you glue two things together and the glue makes the paper wavy, so I was trying to figure out a method for avoiding or eliminating that wave. I first bound the book and then glued the final layer as a wrap around it.     I then clamped down the book between to wood slats and messed around with the pressure until I was able to accomplish a nice flat, even cover.     The cover turned out way too thick but it might be nice after some use. After...

Quick Pics (09.20.21)

By on Sep 20, 2021

The Stars at Night are Big and Bright

By on Sep 17, 2021

  I’ve been having problems sleeping. Not really sure what the cause is but I do know that it has really given me time to think of new projects. This is one of the things that I came up with while tossing and turning in the wee hours of the morning. I decided that if I couldn’t sleep, I might as well make something and this project was perfect for that. There was so much patience required. I started with making some new frames and staining them.     I did some sketching and started building the stars out of clay. Once I had them the right size and shape I had to bake them. While waiting for them to cure I knocked out a few beads for accents and had to bake them too.     I strung everything together with fishing line, using super glue to position critical beads. I then drilled holes in the frame and glued the star-chains into place. Every glue spot...

Quick Pics (09.14.21)

By on Sep 14, 2021