Sunday, 23 November 2008

Ta Da!

So, the reason I heart Ponoko so much is that - although the shipping to Europe is expensive, they are working on it and in the meantime they have provided many great offers and deals to us eager makers. And one of these deals meant that I could have a large amount of wooden jumping jacks laser cut.

Woop! As a result of that i've been messing about with decals and so forth in order to produce copies of jumping jacks i've previously made. And here is the result of Monsieur Fleur, the strong man:

The decals work excellently and then I cover the lot in a nice glossy varnish and finally pin it all together using binding posts. It's very sturdy and looks very lovely in the flesh so to speak. The question is really whether to discontinue paper DIY versions? They will remain much cheaper than the wood versions - Even with the great deals at Ponoko each laser cut jumping jack is more expensive than i'd like.

I hope to carry on and make a circus set of jumping jacks - A ringmaster and a clown as well as a lion tamer .... or something like that anyway!

This jumping jack will be listed in the shop shortly!


ArtSnark said...

I just discovered pononko the other day & thought of your pieces immediately. Very cool. Off to visit your shop now :)

pen and paper said...

Thank you so much for posting about Ponoko. I'd never heard of it before and it looks fantastic!

Your Jumping Jack kind of reminds me of that Ray Bradbury book, the Illustrated Man.

Anonymous said...

A delight to the eye! :)

Lonnie Bullington said...

Please, please don't stop your wonderful paper puppets! I like wood fine but I love paper and your paper is just freakin' amazing.

kslaughter said...

Hi---just stopping in to say I LOVE your work. I'm a sucker for detail ; ). This is a tad random, but I was in Paris last week and spent a day at Musee D'Orsay. I thought about you, because they have the most amazing model of the Paris Opera House and also a series of little windows with theatre scenes much like your big layered wooden pieces. I don't know if you ever get to go to Paris, but if you do you must check it out. I do have to say, though, that I think your work is of even higher quality than what I saw there!

melissa said...

how about a tiger tamer instead?

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