|Project by MsDebbieP||posted 1132 days ago||1983 views||0 times favorited||31 comments|
This project was first posted here as part of the Great Shoe Carving Challenge.
I am re-posting to add my progress photos.
Teacher & Students: A big thank-you to Jordan for teaching the class and supporting me (and the other 6 students). You can see all the projects here.)
Note: if others add their projects at a later date, our class photos will be the first 7 posted! :)
The Class Tutorials: Jordan's blog begins here.
My blog: During the process of carving a shoe, I wrote a blog, talking about my personal journey, the challenges, the successes, the self-awareness etc. My blog begins here.
The Photos 1. The finished shoe
2. The beginnings: I thought about stopping here because it already looked like a shoe.
3. My first biggest joy – a beautiful sole, smooth, curved up at the toe and heel. This was a really exciting point for me. I could see the possibilities of success!
4. The shape is revealed – a little angling here, a little angling there and the shapes of “my” shoe started to appear
5/6. Before the painting. I really didn’t want to paint my shoe because I knew that my painting skills were even less capable than my carving skills!
I won’t point out the major flaws here .. because if you can see them, you know and if you can’t see them, well, why ruin a good thing?? :)
I did do a little more “nip and tucking” (around the laces, the curves, etc,) after these photos were taken and prior to the painting.
Oh, and the paint was “whatever I could find in the house”.
———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Wood: Basswood
The Size: everyone is mentioning 3” – so I’ll just copy that. 3” :)
The Tools: bandsaw to cut out basic shape; Dremel to do the carving.. and all the patience and precision that I could muster.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)