Thursday, May 1, 2014

I finished burning the basketball and the net. It looks much better when it is burned because it is darker and makes the important stuff stand out. Now I am carving the sides to make it stand out even more. After that I will use sand paper to smooth it out and make it look even better. Im not sure what my next project will be but im sure it will be great!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The new project that I am working on is a wood piece with a basketball swoosh in the middle. I have already burned most of the ball to make it a darker color and stand out from the rest of the wood. On the sides of the ball I am carving it down to make it stand out in a 3-D way. These wood projects have been my favorite thing I have done all year. I was not a big fan of clay and I am glad I get to work with wood now!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

My first wood peice is finished! It ended up looking very good, with three things that stand out. Last week I finished carving and was starting to sand it down. While I was sanding it down I realized I needed to carve more  so I began to carve it to perfection. After that I sanded it down and then painted it. I painted the M yellow, the basketball orange and black and the three point line black and yellow. Here is the finished product!

Friday, April 11, 2014

I am still working on my wood peice. I am doing a three point line, a basketball and a "M" for Michigan. Right now I am working on carving it deep so that the three things stand out a lot. After I do that I will sand it down with sand paper which will make the wood smooth and look nice.

Friday, April 4, 2014

My clay peice didn't turn out the way I expected. Now I am carving a wood peice with sharp tools, and some of my designs are a basketball, M for Michigan and my name. Yesterday was my first day working with it and I cut myself which hurt but its okay because I'm still going to work on it. I think it can turn out to look really cool, especially if I work hard at it to carve it neatly. When my designs begin to pop out it will look really cool and so far this is my favorite project I have done this whole year...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

My new project is about making a japanese lanter. My thoughts were that I would make a square shaped box to hold the light in and have it being held up by four legs. The four legs are carved into shapes that somewhat represent lightning bolts. It makes sense because we are the chargers. At the top of my box it will have something written that means something to me, I just haven't quite figured out what.