Thursday, May 07, 2009

May 7 work in progress

I'm getting very close to my 1000th blog post. What do you want me to talk about?

The Cape Hatteras image is almost done, just a little tweaking still to do, and then all the final polishing. You will get to see pics of the entire gun, but I'm not sure when. I don't have it, I've never even seen it. These grips will go back to the engraver, and when he gets the gun back from the gunsmith he'll put the grips on, and take pics, and then it'll go to the Colt Collector's Association, and they will take pics for their magazine. This really is one of those once-in-a-lifetime things, and one of the rare cases where the word "opportunity" isn't just a line, it's the real deal. :-)

I started work on the blue areas of the knife today. If you were afraid I was talking about bright blue or something..ha ha no. The dark blues are very dark, and the lighter blues will be kind of a faded denim color. I'm still trying to get the right color mix... tomorrow. *yawn*

When these things are done I need to organize my studio. I'm accumulating more scrimshaw related stuff and it's driving me nuts having everything on the table top. I think I'll get one of those plastic organizer things with a zillion drawers from Staples. Could put it right there, but I'd have to move the little bookshelf, hmmm, where to put that. I frequently think about packing up the paints and easel, hmmm.

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