Saturday, December 10, 2011

Day 10 & Woodturning

Today's Prompt:

Share a creative project you undertook this year (art, writing, DIY, cooking, home decoration, crafts, photography … whatever comes to mind). How do you use your creativity to express yourself?

Acrylic and gold leaf

This year, I've been trying to do a lot of creating.  I've been drawing, taking photos, sewing, baking, turning wood, blogging, and painting.  I always get spurts of creativity, but since I've been unemployed, I've been trying to make a daily habit of it.  I would say that my favorite projects this year have been my photo-a-day series on the blog and the turned objects I've made with my uncle.  During the photo-a-day project, I was working on getting better at a hobby of mine that's been around for a while.  With the woodturning, I was learning something that is still very new to me, which is always fun.

For the vase, we started out with this chunk of wood.

Then there was a good bit of time that looked like this (man, my hand cramped up).  And I occasionally used the grinder to sharpen blades, whoa!

I added some gold leaf and polyuerthane and ended up with this.  We made the bowl earlier this year.

Doing the vase was so fun, because I could actually smooth it out by myself this time (the bowl required a bit more help from my uncle) and I love gold leaf on wood.  I am now looking for other things to add some shine to.


Bella said...

I loved this prompt! I was inspired to give crocheting, scrapbooking, and photography a whirl next year. I've already signed up for a crocheting class for Jan. 22nd.

I love the idea of a photo a day, too. I may just do that for a month next year and see what happens. Thanks for another great idea.

leenie said...

So glad you're feeling inspired! Working with your hands is so satisfying.

Unknown said...

the woodwork is amazing! i always wanted to do woodwork. if only there was a shop.... keep it up!

leenie said...

Thanks, Tina!