Thursday, 16 April 2009

Nearly there......

Last week I posted how I was entering a competition, and that the deadline had been extended by a week - questioning whether that would be a good thing or a bad thing.

Well, the deadline is tomorrow, and guess what? Yup, still not finished. Yes, my brother WAS right, he scoffed that I would still be working on it the day before... am I THAT predictable?

I am nearly there - I have spent probably far too long painting the frame, I have to remind myself that sometimes, perfect isn't, well, the perfect choice. And trying to save time, I attempted to cover the back board with black card, rather than painting it several times - a good idea in theory, except I forget what a disaster I can be with glue, and managed to mark my beautiful smooth base. So, cleverly (or so I thought) I devised a way of recovering it; by this time, it has nine little wooden blocks glued to it to make the tiles stand off, so I could not just paste a new piece of card on, it was more fiddly. And what did I do? Managed to get something on my NEW piece of clean card...... I better not write what my reaction was, but suffice to say my son has now forgiven me and said it was quite understandable after all my work.

With 24 hours to go, and tiles still to be glued on, and the back fixed to the frame, I got the paint out. Why, oh why, didn't I just do that in the first place? Would have been so much simpler (And, if I manage to cock up even more when I place the tiles on, I can just touch it up).

Wow, what a wordy post - I usually like to include a picture, but I don't think I have anything new to show.

Meanwhile, aside from working a little each day on my frame, I have also been following more people on twitter, and following more blogs. Honestly, I don't really know where I think I will find the time to keep up to date with all the blogs I now follow, I don't have time to keep up with my own!!

Mind you, Frit Happens is going to be really REALLY quiet this weekend - it seems almost every member of the forum is going to Flame Off! - I am not going, partly time, partly money, partly because its mainly a lampworking event - I don't lampwork (not yet, just watch me) - but I would almost certainly come back with a torch and kit, and a car full of glass if I did go - and I haven't got time for fusing, never mind a new hobby right now!

Anyway, I still need to go buy some foam board, and to finish writing my description of the piece. And it still hasn't got a title, other than.......Untitled.

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