Very nice. A couple of those remind me of the Gee’s Bend quilts, which are some of the most beautiful quilts I’ve ever seen.
My wife and I reupholstered this old armchair
in the style of this quilt
I like your materials selections
I’ve been playing around with silk painting for a while now, but only recently started trying to make impressions of objects using resist then paint over them. I’ve been experimenting with ferns this summer. I learned my lesson by doing a big scarf without practicing first, so all these experiments are on little 12x12 silk hankies.
The water-based resist sort of washed away -
The rubber-plant based stuff worked better - I did a couple layers of color and “stamps” then painted over with brown/red -
Then I tried a whole bunch of colors and added some mushroom stamps:
This is what it looks like after painting over it:
This week’s labor in the garden has gotten us a bushel and a half of peaches, 2 bushels of groats, almost a pound of poppy seeds, a bunch of zucchini and some nice lavender. Pears, apples, persimmons and grapes are ripening, beans coming on and tomatoes starting to color up. I love this time of year!
Doc o’Groats would make a good username. (I recently learned about John o’Groats)
So hi guys… I’ve been mostly not here since I started a job which then immediately changed for pandemic reasons. But now that things have slowed down a bit, I’m trying something I’ve always wanted to do. I’m learning the bagpipes!
That’s my practice chanter. You don’t get actual pipes until you learn that.
Yay! When you get the pipes you’ll have to post audio files!
I love bagpipes! Have fun learning!
Stupid lockdown, at least it gave us time to do something.
I am quite satisfied how these front.opening boxes came out, there’s a minimum of cutting involved and they stack easily (the middle one has some unusual pink and black streaked pine planks I was glad to find). Also a holding rack for weights, but I keep not using them anyway… still useful when I have to glue parts together tho.
These all look great!
I’ve been thinking about making a holding rack for my weights (which I also use mainly to hold stuff down, lol). Did you have plans or just kind of wing it?
No plans really. I started with a triangle for holding the larger kettlebell in, then fitted four double hooks on the sides for the smaller dumbbells. It’s all short lengths of beechwood planks, 20cm wide and 18mm thick plus a lot of smaller pieces, held together with a bunch of wood screws so the whole thing doesn’t come apart.
It looks decent enough, the only thing left to do is to actually use the damn things. Ah well.
No pressure, obvs, but if you felt like taking a closer up picture of it with the (or some) weights removed, I’d be much obliged. It might give me some inspiration, and I’m just sure that if only my weights had a nice home instead of sitting on the floor, I would be much more likely to use them.
Let’s see, here’s a side view:
a side from below:
one of the hooks close up:
There’s no real joinery, just bits of wood contacting along planes and brutally screwed together.
Every hook is a small shelf, plus two lateral pieces poking out on which two “teeth” are screwed on from below, plus a “chin” underneath which takes some weight and allows the whole to be attached from behind to the side.
The more visible screw heads are recessed and covered with caps sawn from a round dowel of the same diameter, then sanded down.
The triangular shape is fine for stability and provides a good support for the weights.
Have fun, but I find that even if everything looks fine and orderly now, the will to exercise does not go up noticeably. Laziness will not be denied!
I figure making the rack counts as a little bit of exercise, anyway
Thanks for the follow up!
Some harvesting in the garden today.
After a week of drying I french braid them and hang them in the basement
Carrots bundled in one meal bunches