Thursday, October 14, 2010

Artistic Mother - Tip For Drilling Holes in Balsa Wood for The Butterfly Reminder, Week 5

I have heard from several participants of The Artistic Mother Art Group that they were hesitant to move forward with the Butterfly Reminder project from Week 5 of The Artistic Mother by Shona Cole because they were concerned that the balsa wood would crack when they drilled their holes, and that is a possibility. To avoid that from happening, what you can do is make a starter hole with a smaller drill bit, then proceed with the 1/8" (ISO 3.2mm) drill bit that the book recommends. Just take it easy going in a little at a time. I would suggest practicing this method with a scrap piece of balsa wood before attempting to make the holes on your butterfly. I hope this helps. I didn't have any problems doing it this way; so you should be fine.

Please let me know if there are any other concerns or questions with any of the other projects that I might possibly be able to help you with.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Artistic Mother Name Plate Week 6

Well, here it is, my name plate from Week 6 of The Artistic Mother by Shona Cole. I decided that since I have several children and I didn't want to choose one over the other that I would modify it a bit and use a picture of my four children remaining at home - I didn't have a group picture of everyone together - and put their names at the bottom. I may go back and do individual name plates and possibly do another group one when I can get all of the children together in one shot, not an easy task when one is off at college and doesn't have much time for visits.

And now to start working on Week 7, the altered storybook. This should be fun. My subject will be my 2 year old. He will be so tickled to have a book about himself.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Artistic Mother Butterfly Reminder Week 5 - Done!!

Here is my butterfly Reminder From Week 5 of The Artistic Mother by Shona Cole. I used a picture of me when I was 17 with my dad. I have it hanging in a prominent place to help me remember to work on my poetry since writing poetry is a fairly new thing for me. On Monday I will post my Name Plate from Week 6.
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