Saturday, 29 March 2008
The newest thing!
Hello! Thanks again to everyone who gave their ideas, I am planning to scan in sketches etc that came about as a result of them in the next few days. I would have done earlier except the last 3 weeks have been exhausting with me working 40+ hour weeks for my job. Finally next weekend I will be able to take off a couple of extra days and do some art!
On that note, I have a few things in the run. One of them is mechanical, and I will finally incorperate music into it! This is much longer term as I still don't know exactly how the mechanism will work, i'm going to have to do some soldering of wires - frightening!
The other thing is that i've discovered that old clock cases are the perfect things to use as theatre cases! Oh yes! Ebay etc have a bounty of abandoned and unloved ornate clock cases which I am going to use to put scenes in. And I thought you might like to know there are certain kinds of cases which would be perfect for people to give a bit of love to and hang the paper forest doll and the mystic cowboy in, see:
All they need is a bit of polishing up and some TLC and they are perfect, which leads me to the one I just bought and am going to house a rather scandalous scene in:
It was a bit dirty so I polished it and rubbed some wax into it. I will repaint the gold edging as it has flaked off but the dark wood stain will stay as-is.
I'll have to inset a piece of cut wood into the back and paint it as it is quite damaged there
The nice thing of course is that you can put it onto a mantlepiece or table or it can be hung as it is flat at the back. It's got a glass fronted door which i'm not sure about....we'll see. I'll post sketches and progress as I go wheeeeee!