Yes, SBC VII doesn’t officially take place until February 1st, but I’ve started already. I will not go into overtime this year!
I got the idea to do a sort of pixelated bowl this year that will have many layers. There are 9 parts to put together (more if I make a base to hold it up) and all of them will be raised tube riveted together to give it super depth. It seems simple and I seem to be almost done, but putting it all together will take a lot of time. Plus, there’ll be a lot of holes to drill.
The design is also different because there are a lot of square/rectangle based shapes that I don’t normal use. It’ll still be pretty organic, but more rectilinear than normal, kinda like that last wall piece. Maybe I’m sensing a theme so far this year…
So what sort of bowl are YOU making for this year’s Super Bowl Challenge? Wood, Lego, bread, paper? I challenge you to have fun or to push yourself (maybe even both!)
I feel like I was stuck for a while in the middle of two projects with nothing much to show for either. It doesn’t mean I wasn’t working on them, it just means that I was doing things like filing, fitting, and planishing. Time consuming activities that don’t look good in photos.
Today I made some visible progress with the wallpiece I’ve been working on (occasionally called “Arches”) and I have some in process pics to share with you. I decided to raise up the “tongue” pieces in the middle of the “arches” and, after putting it all together, raising the nickel blobs as well. It makes the piece even more visually interesting and 3D.
I also worked on staining the base the metal will attach to. I used my own stain made with vinegar, steel wool, and tea. It was a gamble, but I couldn’t ask for a better color to match the bronze. Now I just need to seal it, because right now, it smells like pickles.