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The RBS base is done!

May 3, 2009

At least the tung oil portion is dry.  I’m leaving it up to Tom to put it all together.  If you don’t have any idea what RBS means check back here.  (Make sure you click around to see pics of work in progress.) More pics, more pics…. What do you think?  I’d love to hear […]

Finishing the RBS base

April 23, 2009

Yes, it’s finally time to finish the base.  Sanding:  done.  Stain:  done.  Touch-up:  done.  Now it’s time for the tung oil, which is mostly about drying time, anyway.  I’ve noticed that I kept simplifying the design.  Some ideas didn’t even make it on paper.  My husband mentioned that the base is rather different than my […]

RBS progress

April 8, 2009

Yes, there’s been some activity on the rolling ball sculpture base! I have a lovely piece of maple that I spent what seems like years sanding. (And, I STILL might have to do more!) I even worked on a bit of extra maple for stain samples, but didn’t finish it because I couldn’t wait to […]

More RBS

March 16, 2009

I don’t usually start staining w/o a solid design in mind, but thought I’d try it on this one.  It makes sense, since I’m working with someone elses’ work.  They need to happily co-exist…or something.  It also gave me a chance to see how my latest stain purchases work with the older ones.   So, […]

A finished project

July 5, 2009

The RBS base is now attached to the sculpture it was created for! Check it out. Many thanks go out to Tom for letting me put my spin on his project.

Searching for inspirado

May 27, 2009

That’s what I’ve been doing.  Which in my world means that I’m waiting for a good idea to hit me. I took several pictures while in Chicago the last couple of weekends.  The question is whether any of these almost-ideas will amount to anything. Last weekend we were in the suburbs.  We toured Frank Lloyd […]

Last week in pictures

April 21, 2009

The third week in April was very busy, and had me going many places with my camera.  I thought I’d show it to you, starting with the drive down to Evansville through small towns. Back in Bloomington: Don’t worry, everything turned out fine. The rest of the week involved me finishing the stain portion of […]


March 11, 2009

The rolling ball sculpture is in my house.  Tom’s part is done for now.  I’ve been working out some ideas in my head.  And by that I mean that I’ve spent quite a bit of time running those marbles through their paces.  Getting a feel for the sculpture, and how someone else might interact with […]