No work in progress pics tonight, things are at a slightly ugly stopping point. I have the first layer of background down and it's pale and very unfinished. Kinda like half dressed. I hate to leave you with something ugly. I've made some changes to the original background plan. It was going to be very leafy, like the turkeys were up against plants. But it's easy to forget that when your art piece is only an inch and a half tall it doesn't "read" the same as the full sheet of paper on which I sketched it! I didn't like the leafyness, too busy looking and I was afraid it would kinda pull the focus away from the birds.
When I finish these grips I am going to be making some big changes to the "engraving bench" as I will come to call it. I haven't used the engraving vise for months, it was too uncomfortable. But I NEED to get into metal engraving and therefore NEED the vise, and also need to avoid the really funky back pain that accompanies being in an awkward position all day, so I'm getting some new equipment and will probably be cutting a large hole (U-shape) out of my desk into which the vise will be placed. That'll make more sense when it happens. But I gotta get these grips done, that's priority.
I had started to ramble on here about another topic but I'm going to leave that for another day.
Just became a follower of your blog:)
Hey there! You are going to wield a power saw to dig into your desk?!! I gotta see this in action! -BM
Tarazod Films, welcome!
BM, no it's likely that *I* would weird the power tools. That might result in chaos. Or I may end up getting a new desk entirely. Hmm.
Geez how many things can I mis-spell. I don't want to delete it again. That should have said "wield" and not "weird." Duh.
Yeah, I was wondering how one would 'weird' power tools, and whether that was actually legal in the state of Califoria... ;-)
(obviously a product of CA public education... sigh).
Well at least I'm not the only one making typos! Oh, and you just have to get a special permit to weird them. But it's only good from 10am to 11am on the sixth Wednesday of any given month. ;-)
I suppose it's only during a full moon as well, and after sacrificing a virgin kumquat or some such silliness (and good luck finding one these days). Hmm, I think it's time to go home from work, I'm dribbling again... ;-)
I think the misspellings are a family trait! They shall now hereforto be called Plummerisms. -BM
Well it's a good thing they aren't Plumerisms, or I'd start to worry... :-)
Exactly, thank goodness it's only that other family that has to deal with it. ;-)
If you cut an u-shape into your desk, you can become a goldsmith also - work never die ;-)
Best to you, Mario.
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