Thursday, August 08, 2013

August 8 work in progress

Geez, where does the time go?  I was gone for a few days.  Life in a suitcase...

I'm really happy with how this is coming along!  I have to finish the sidewalk/steps, put in the tree and shrubbery, and then do a little something with the background.  In real life this cottage is surrounded by trees.  I am not planning to put all those trees in the background.  I LIKE this clean composition, I really don't want to clutter it up with a bunch of stuff behind it.  Unless I get to that point and think it needs it... but I don't think that'll happen.  That's not the plan.  But I'll do a little something to get the border to "pop."  Just you wait and see.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

sebright chicken scrimshaw

I did this a thank-you for someone who recently gave me a lot of scrimshaw supplies.  He and his wife have a small and much-loved flock of Sebright bantams, and when I was deciding what to do for them I thought "yay finally a chance to scrimshaw some chickens!!!"  :-)

Two Sebrights
multicolor scrimshaw engraving on pre-ban elephant ivory
1-7/16 by 1-9/16 inches