It’s been snowing here off and on for the last few days and there have been lots of socially and family activities happening so I’ve not been working much in the shop. Today Heather and I hosted another family art project and this time we did a traditional English tea. Our family here is a creative bunch and every two or three months we get together for a meal and a little art project. This time we were painting the birds I cut on the scroll saw. We got eight of them painted, and I have seven more to cut that we’ll paint another day. First here’s what the weather’s been like (as seen from the shed):
Here are the eight birds we did get painted.
Here’s a close up of one of the birds:
Not exactly the colors that Sheila Landry called for in her design, but I think they work. Our family is a bit uncontrollable when it comes to these projects and like to do their own thing. I did provide the picture and guide for staining, but at the moment they sit down to work, I know I’ve lost all control. Still they always manage to do great work so it’s fine.
Finally, as my contribution to the tea food I made cheese straws.
They are almost British – well, I watched a YouTube video of a British guy making them so I’m hoping that counts.
Well, that’s it for this week and likely until the New Year. The next couple of weeks are fill with family activities and social outings so shop time will be limited.
If you need me – I’ll be in the kitchen.