For a few years now, I’ve had two thirds of an old cedar strip canoe in my shed. Originally, it was a whole canoe that I was going to repair and refinish (it had lots of rot and several broken ribs…but it was only $50 !) Then a few Halloweens ago, I chopped in three and used one end as a costume…the Zombie Portager! (I think there’s a picture around here somewhere…)The question then remained…what to do with the other parts! Then one day, I had an idea…cut a circle out it! Out came the jig saw…and presto!
On Tuesday night I started a short photography course taught by Thom Morrissey. I got myself a Nikon D7100 back in the Fall and I’m still learning how to use it. I haven’t had a “real” camera since I was in high school, so it’s been fun to re-learn about exposure, shutter speeds etc.Here are a few more shots from Tuesday. I’ve been using Adobe Lightroom to edit them…so, even more “learning” to do
The big finale from tonight’s fireworks…woo-hoo!
The bird (a blue heron design) was for a 8′ high, carved black cherry, front entry door commission. The log boy was, I think, for a “logging in to a computer/network” comic/ad.
I thought I’d start a new post of Found Stuff after coming across a few things today. This tiny plastic army man (no doubt my brother’s) is most likely around 40 years old. (can’t beat plastic, eh) He’s held up really well hiding out on my grandfather’s workbench…but that leg has to be cramping up by now.