Friday, March 28, 2008

Scrimshaw done!

Woo hoo! I'm really really happy with this piece, but holy smokes it took a lot longer than I figured with all the detail and all that dark area. Definitely going to be in the upper end of the price range! :-0



Nude #2
scrimshaw on pre-ban elephant ivory (piano key)
7/8" by 1.5"
for sale, price to be determined, will go on ebay once the ink is dry

In other news, what's with all the things needing fixing lately?! Yeesh, I already said I'm not mechanically inclined but today I had to mess around with the incubator wiring... again. You may recall this happened two years ago, it just stopped producing heat. So I re-stripped and re-connected some wires and that seemed to do the trick. Happened last year, jiggled it around, all better... I plugged it in yesterday and it heated right up but when I checked it today it was room temperature. ARG!!!! I checked all the wiring and the connections still looked clean but I went ahead and removed the old wafer thermostat (since I don't even use it as backup anymore, there's not even a wafer in it) and cut those wires and just connected them together. So, something I did evidently worked, because when I plugged it in it worked again. I'd like to think it was the old thermostat shorting out or something. I have no idea, but that makes me sound like I know what I'm talking about. :-)

It's been raining tonight. That's good, it's way too dry out there.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It looks really, really good!
_-CS

Anonymous said...

When you sketch in pencil first, do you do that through the microscope too? -BM

Katherine said...

CS- thanks!

BM- no, the sketch is normal size, usually about a half sheet of paper. Then I scan it, shrink it down, print it out, and transfer that image to the ivory.

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