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Project by tyskkvinna posted 09-14-2011 02:04 AM 4146 views 4 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s done, finally! HOORAH! :)

For those who have not been following the blog, this is my entry for ArtPrize 2011. It is the world’s largest open art competition and it happens to take place in my city of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Please visit my blog entry about it for details! If you can make it to ArtPrize in person, PLEASE VOTE! :) :)

It took about 300 hours to finish, and 150 of that (or so) was the Earth’s surface. I am super thrilled about the entire thing. The glass top just made it truly sing.

It is 4×8 and about 29 inches tall – perfect for a dining room table, which has been my vision the entire time.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 02:09 AM

Well, Lis! It just looks AMAZING!!! What a wonderful vision you had and seeing it coming to life has been quite a thrill! I wish you all the best in the contest. No matter what the outcome, I think you have a real WINNER here!

Congratulations on a fantastic project! I am so happy for you!

Sheila ;D

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 09-14-2011 02:14 AM

I’m so happy to see this as a completed project. I’ve been following along, and I’m amazed. Good luck in the voting.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#3 posted 09-14-2011 02:17 AM

Wow! That’s awesome. I can tell you put allot of time and effort into this project. I also hope you get the gold.

-- Have a great day.

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#4 posted 09-14-2011 02:26 AM

What? No online voting ;-(( Looks great form here ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 09-14-2011 02:30 AM

This is a great accomplishment! A very functional piece of Art. Congratulation and hope you bring home the bacon. You have my vote thousand miles from there. I am sure anyway that underneath that glass lies a simple provincial house near the Pacific Coast. It is always rewarding when you accomplished something that is the most important.
Take a rest and enjoy how you will received those Wows and Ahs. Beuatiful project!

-- Bert

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#6 posted 09-14-2011 02:50 AM

Wow…. just simply WOW.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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Brian Strothcamp

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#7 posted 09-14-2011 03:06 AM

have any close up pics?

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#8 posted 09-14-2011 03:13 AM

I followed your build blog and was anxious to see the end result. It is fantastic. The concept was unique and the execution amazing. It is definately a winner!!!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 09-14-2011 03:25 AM

It’s been a long time coming and we’ve all been pulling for you. Just fantastic to see the final result. It appears to really have been worth the huge effort that you put into it.

Very well done. Congratulations.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#10 posted 09-14-2011 03:27 AM

I’ve been following the blog and the finished piece is amazing. Well done. Good luck in the voting!

-- Tim from MA -- "Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franlin

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#11 posted 09-14-2011 04:12 AM

You win! Looks awesome, the glass really does make it sing. Nice work.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#12 posted 09-14-2011 04:41 AM

You have a fantastic project. You have my vote!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#13 posted 09-14-2011 08:40 AM

I’ve got to go find the blog. Too bad I already know the ending. Just like having a good book or movie upset because someone talked too much. But in this case, it gets me to read the book so thanks a million. That is a wonderful project. Approximately how many hours are in it?

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#14 posted 09-14-2011 11:17 AM

Awesome job,Lis….................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 09-14-2011 11:23 AM


-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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