It has been so long since my last blog and I want to thank all of you for your patience! Life has a way of getting in the way of our plans. There is that saying, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” Well I was planning on getting to the Sea Gulls much sooner than this but…well you know.
So I have finally started. I think I have already told you there will be three; all at different sizes, representing different heights. This will hopefully give the viewer the illusion that they are thousands of miles up, overlooking the map.
I roamed the internet for hours looking for the perfect match (I am not very good at drawing from memory anymore) Finally, I was able to find something close to what I wanted! I printed it!
Traced out the lines I wanted!
Flipped it in the direction I wanted it to go!
And resized it on rapidresizer.com
The first eagle has a rough wing span of 45in and will be flying over the Land of Celestial Thoughts.
I am using American Holly, Sunset Wood, Osage Orange, Gabon Ebony, Katalox, and several shade of gray composite decking to compose each Sea Gull.
The beak is Sunset Wood and Osage Orange.
The shadow is naturally blued American Holly.
And of course the head is pure white American Holly. The eye is Gabon Ebony.
Now, remember how I said Life can get in the way?...Well here goes!
As I planned on continuing the rest of the Sea Gull last week, we had a major wind and rain storm that has still yet to leave our area. Pressure systems are a big trigger for my headaches and vertigo so that was not helpful, but honestly I have learned deal with that.
I went out to the shop a few days ago to do some work when I was feeling steady, and my Heart hit the floor!
Needless to say I scrambled to get some buckets or WHATEVER was handy under the leak!
However, it had been going for quite a while because several of the tiles were so swollen that the expansion gap was completely gone!
So with the leak temporarily contained, the roof becomes a priority!
I am not sure what I am going to do yet, but I will let you know. Thanks again to all of you for all of your patience, your kind comments and all of your encouragement throughout this process.
More to follow….
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate