|Project by Allison||posted 06-23-2008 07:13 PM||3507 views||7 times favorited||28 comments|
Well I got him done. There was something about the original pattern that bugged me, and that was the shoulders or “clothes” as I not so lovingly have been calling it at home!!! I just decided to post this finished because the blog I was making abut him just never seemed to come out right, and all you nice folks at L.J.’s would see how many times I change my mind in the middle of a pattern. LOL!!! The only way I could keep him “naked” was to place him on something like I did. But ya know I did have something happen to me and I was wondering if it has happened to others, and that is a acquaintance of mine saw just the head done and wanted to buy him for his father for fathers day. We came up with a price and I was told to hold it for him and do nothing more to him. Of course I agreed and then the joke was on me. I saw this acquaintance 3 days AFTER fathers day and he said OOPS! I bought my Father something else. Yes I know I should have got a deposit, but the bad thing was trying to get back in the “mode” to finish him the way I wanted too. He is made out of Black Walnut, Cedar,The tips of his feathers is “mystery wood” . Birch plywood and regular plywood for the backer board. (He is Heavy) Lace wood. And Jute wrapped around a Macrame ring. I painted the background black. I HATE using paint on my projects but it worked on this one for me. The Tee- Pees were stack cut using redwood and the yellow is a lemon tree from dear ol’ dad’s backyard. Also from his backyard is this bottom piece. It came from an Apricot tree he also had and I write about often. It is just soooo pretty.The not so round circle comes from the wood I asked you all about in the forums.I believe his face is maple, and the mountain is Walnut.
-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!