ok, so 87 days ago I worked out (and blogged) the plan, and workflow to knock off a series of 100 similar turned ornaments. Similar in size and shape, but with a world of variety in the woods used.
Rather than attempt another 30 projects in 30 days, 100 of the same seemed similarly challenging, but reasonable enough. I’d only really need to turn 3 a day for a month, plus a couple more on the weekends and I’d be all set. As I’ve previously mentioned, it’s the photographing and the blogging that’s the time killer.
well, in those “30 days” Life kinda really got in the way. I say life, but it’s not. It’s work. Work’s not life. But before I digress…
85 days later I posted the first (Which actually was the first one I’d turned) on Etsy.
86 days later, I photographed more, and now have 13 posted.
Of the 100 (or so) I turned (I stopped keeping track of the casualties) 90 survived the turning process. half a dozen or so fell victim to a temporal increase in gravity during the finishing process, of which I only “finished” 60. (One keeps eating the screw eyes from which they hang – Why does Osage Orange always taunt me so?).
At the rate I’m going, (Barring a catastrophe glueing in the artwork, or attaching the screw eyes) It looks like I should still exceed the back-up plan to have 50 of these to sell… and if intention wins out over fate this weekend, the rest WILL be online for all the world to see… and yes, the full story and blog (with lotsa photos) will follow all that.
but you only have 22 days and a few minutes before Santa comes if you wanna see one of these on your Christmas Tree.