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.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
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.