Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Finished Carousel Horse!

I finally finished the carousel horse and he's taken up residence in my bedroom! Here's a couple of pictures of him in his new home!

The horse is from a child's spring horse, the pole is a curtain rod (originally 8' but cut down to 7'4"ish.), and the um... ivy is fake.

This project spanned months of very sporadic work, but it's done, and that's what counts. There's not really much to say about him now, other than I'm very pleased with the results. I may do another at some point, but I'm not really seeing a need to.

The bedroom has been getting a lot of focus from me lately. Next post will probably be about a unicorn silhouette I did just yesterday for it.  Hope that me talkinga bout my bedroom doesn't make you too uncomfortable. Heheheh. Oh, and side note: the green monster peeping at the bottom of both pictures is my chupacabras, and yes, he lives in the bedroom too.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Working on a horse

I have a love for carousels and carousel horses, and really wanted to make one of my own for a while, now. I came across this tutorial one day and knew I HAD to try it.

Eventually I found the horse at an antiques mall for $35 (I think), and picked it up.

The pictures here, in order are:

1) The horse after I had patched the holes in it's legs and neck, 2) The horse primed white and 3) Repainted.

That's where we stand right now. I have the pole to put him/her on, and a stand for it, so we'll get to the finished product soon. Right now it is sitting in the corner of my living room, but once it's finished it'll be decor for the bedroom.

I doubt I'll have it finished this week, but expect an update post about it when I do.

On other project news, I'm working on several (TONS) of paintings, and I'm making a wooden cutout of a raccoon for my yard, so we'll have all of those to put up soon enough, too!

Until then, I've put up plenty of stuff in the etsy shop for you to see. I'll probably do a post or two about the paintings there, but for now you can go look and imagine what I'm planning on saying about them.