I find that I don’t have too much time to work on this sculpture, but it is slowly but surely coming together. Here is a look at how it is coming.
This year for Christmas, I made my brother’s girl friend and three of my friends jewelry boxes. I made three of them from one piece of Walnut and the other one I made from Figured Maple. My friends know that I have made and sold a few boxes on Etsy, so I figured this Christmas I would make some for them.
Today I went skydiving @ Skydive Long Island. It was soo awesome and I can’t wait to do it again. You can check it out here.
When I was a freshman in college, I had done a project where we were given a block of Alabaster and were told to go to the zoo and find an animal that we would soon carve from the stone. A lot of the students had mixed feelings about the project, but during the process and after it was all over I had really enjoyed it and was more than happy with the Rhino that I had sculpted. Now that I have graduated and am working, I keep trying to think of projects to work on to keep my creativity alive. A few months ago, I thought back to the alabaster project and decided that I wanted to take another crack at it. I found a website that sells large boulders of alabaster and after a few days, a 96 lb. rock arrived at my house. After months of thinking, sketching and deliberating, I finally decided to carve a bald eagle. So for the next few weeks I will be Michelangelo in my back yard. I finally started it yesterday and I will start to post and document my progress as the eagle starts to take shape. Here are a few pictures of the rock before I started and my progress from yesterday and today.
So after I posted my first two small boxes, I received a message that someone wanted me to make them a larger walnut box specifically for them. After a few weeks and a lot of long nights, I finally finished her box and am very happy with the final result as she is too. This was my first order and the first real thing of my own that I have sold. There is a picture below, but if you would like to see a few more, you can check it out here. Hope you like what you see! And I hope to keep actively building things in my spare time.