It's that time of year - this little blog of mine is 11 years old!In keeping with my custom of following the schedule of traditional and modern anniversary gifts, I will be giving myself fashion jewelry or something made of steel. Okay, so that jewelry thing isn't going to happen
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Today is the ninth anniversary of the day I started this blog - woohoo!Since I did it last year, I once again had to look up the traditional and modern anniversary gifts for year nine. Here's what I found:Traditional: Pottery/WillowModern: LeatherLeather? Really? Too easy.Instead of going for the obvious (I'm looking at
At the start of today's class, I was determined to start yet another bone folder. I chose this thin piece of bone: After some filing, sawing, and sanding... ...and then a polish with steel wool. I love it - it creates such a thin score line. And it feels amazing in my hand.
I got to Shanna's class early so I could get a head start on an idea - I decided to carve a quilted design into one of my bone folders. When I sketched out the design, it looked pretty cool. Unfortunately, the execution of my concept took a long time. There
I started out today's class working on a new bone folder. I decided to give the hatchet a try this time. Not as a big a deal as I had thought. Then I got fidgety and started (yet) another one. I decided to let the bone tell me how to shape
In the afternoon I took Shanna Leino's toolmaking workshop. We met in the metals studio, which was wall-free - it's a bit like a shelter you might find in a park. Thankfully, it was a beautiful day. Oh, if you're wondering, Ox-Bow doesn't have a bone studio. We were introduced to
I'm in a total state of shock. On Sunday morning, I'll be flying out to Michigan for the Paper and Book Intensive. I'm actually going. I had convinced myself that I was never going to go. I applied two years ago and wasn't accepted - that's the kind of thing that sets