I've just been slothing around, not getting any projects done, altho goodness knows they seem to multiply down in the basement! Had a good excuse - worked hard to get ready for company, then cooked all weekend, then had laundry piled up from 4 beds, etc. so I felt I deserved a rest. However, I need to give myself a kick to get going and do something! So... I'm going to challenge myself to get one project finished in the next week. If anyone else wants in on the same challenge - come along... it'll be worth it!!!
My other challenge is pictures - you know I'm on dial-up internet so everything is slow. Has been taking about 8 minutes per pic to load into photobucket. However, one of my sons told me to resize first before I load so have to try that.
OK - who's in on their own personal challenge to finish something that's been hanging on way too long?
my glass assortment is piling up........so that's one. Or 7.
and with all this rain, I'll have to bring my work inside to finish. No room in outdoor building to work and neither in garage. Besides....everything's on the deck so it'll stay upstairs and come into the kitchen
I'm finishing up a gazing ball, I have three of the same item I used for the pedestal, so as soon as the digital is working I will post a before, during and after pic. This is a link to the inspiration for what else I'm almost done with. It's going along with my abstract butterflies. I've been rusting out & sealing the butterflies. I plan to mount the houses onto three tall candle holder pedestals (graduated sizes) and have the butterflies flying up the living room wall from the houses. I figured that could be seen as abstract since butterflies are usually seen as so colorful: www.architecturalantiques.net/images/strutmyl.gif
Post by doc*dog Karen on Apr 21, 2006 6:30:09 GMT -5
Thank you! I was worried to death about the UPP surrounding the house! I still need to make a nursery lamp, I totally forgot. Middle step d is due in 4.5 weeks. I thought the shower was next weekend. The CRS is kicking in again!
Well, I learned something new about bowling balls while doing my latest gazing ball- electric sanders & bb's are not compatible I made one last year with the flat marbles and used the silicone stuff to stick 'em to the ball. I didn't like the look of it so I tore it apart, but was having trouble getting the silicone off. After a couple of tedious days of peeling I thought- why not sand! I'll tell you why- once the shiny glaze is off the surface its rubbery and when I sanded it, it got powdery! I had black powder EVERYWHERE!!! It all worked out though- I washed and scrubbed it, went back to peeling then sprayed a couple coats of the krylon plastics spray paint. When it was dry I covered it with two more coats of chrome spray paint and now have a somewhat bumpy but shiny silver gazing ball!
Sounds neat - like the chrome paint idea!!! I'm still waiting for serendipity (or whatever) to kick in and bring me some bowling balls. Have tried locally and in larger city to find them and no luck so far. Might have to make some hypertufa balls. However, it's snowing right now (April 21!!!!) although not sticking but my plans for working outside have evaporated.
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