I’ve mostly spent my evening reading, tonight, but I gave myself maybe half an hour doing this drawing as well. I don’t draw much anymore as I don’t have the peace of mind, but it always feels quite healthy for your spirit, to draw. The drawing is about three inches tall, and with every bit as skewed a perspective as I always seem to get. Almost no eraser work, and no shading as I have the vague idea to color it later.
This post contains time travel! I’ve scheduled it to post on the 24th of august, because that’s the first photo I can find of the paint job on the wheel. I think the actual paint job is a few days older though, but I can’t find a specific date. This picture is a better one, taken the day before christmas the same year. As you’ll be able to tell if you look at older posts in the spinning category, it’s a bit of a paraphrase of the original. I wanted to keep the general layout while making a version more suited to me.
So 2012 I got this idea to make a tiered planter. I took my little craft book and calculated all the sides, including where things had to overlap, and where the supports would go.
Last summer I moved them out of my parents’ glass terrace, and onto my balcony. Then I started the assembly. I’m very happy about drawing detailed notes in my little craft book so I knew where everything would go!
Then I ran out of screws. The planks are thin and prone to cracking if provoked too hard, so I’d used drill tip screws (the best invention ever), and they just ran out. And no one sold any more! At least not ones that seemed functional – they were either the wrong metal, or badly cut. But then, finally, this year I found more. And eventually the weather allowed me to continue.
So I attached the remaining planks, filled in the missing screws, performed some magic to get the inner sides to stick together (I moved one “leg” to create a place to attach the two sides), added more stain, then cut the tarpulin I’d covered it with during waiting times into a protective inside to keep the dirt from falling out when I fill it. (I cut about three holes in it for draining, too, one in each corner) It took a LOT of staples from my staple gun! I had to refill it four times!
I’m pretty happy with it. Now maybe I’ll get around to getting soil and planting some autumn plants! (or just leave it over winter since I won’t be able to do that until september anyway. We’ll see)
I’ve been very inspired by pinterest searches of painted rocks, and thought I’d try my hand at it. There are tons of lovely, flat rocks around the sea.
Amir got inspired as well, and got an idea he wanted to try, to make a name-rock for my parents. He chose a rock large enough for the style he wanted, but also got to realize it’s hard work trying to work larger pieces! He said it didn’t turn out the way he’d pictured it, among other things it turned out more childlike than he’d intended, but I told him my parents would be happy to have it anyway – it’s cute, and made just for them.