It’s Summer so it’s time to get a move on with this year’s Yellow Breeches Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s challenge. This year the theme is “Box.” I’ve been thinking about it awhile, looking for inspiration all over. I created a Pinterest Board for inspiration and I found this cool book at work.
Of course I can’t make a normal box, mine won’t be square/rectangle. It’s going to be wonky and round-ish. It’s also only going to be about 6″ across. You won’t see the final piece…yet. (Of course it’s not done either!) The final reveal of everyone’s pieces will be at our September Chapter meeting. I hope to see you there!
Monday night we had the big reveal of the Yellow Breeches Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen’s 2015 Puzzle Challenge. It was a diverse array of pieces in wood, metal, fabric, beads, paper, glass, and a wide variety of mixed media. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
There were four categories that we could vote on, and here are the winners:
Best Interpretation of Theme: Paula Lewis We Don’t Match, But We Fit
Most Humorous: Diane Troutman Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil (she has a skull in hers, too!)
Most Challenging: Ann Bocal Tòimhleechan (Gaelic for Puzzle. She spent 465 hours doing the beadwork on this!)
Piece You Most Want to Take Home: Connie Hollenbaugh ?
Though I wasn’t a winner, I am very proud of my piece, now with the crowdsourced name Scavenger.
I came up with that title after sawing, rasping, and just generally poking my fingers while making this project. Plus there was sawdust adhered to my feet from using them as my third and fourth hands ;^)
This is another post about the YBC Challenge, so if you want to be surprised, don’t scroll past this little green guy I saw this morning.
Seriously, don’t look past this photo of the giant hydrangea bloom that’s as big as my hubby’s head.
OK, Spoiler Alert! You have been triple warned!!
Here is a progression of the work done on the metal portion of my piece:
And now a couple of the wooden backing portion:
I feel obligated to tell you that the black paint I’m using is made from CARBONIZED BONES. That’s right, people, BONES. So it’s really blood, bones, & sawdust, hah!