Friday, September 30, 2011

The Sweetest Face in This Place

Lucy and I had some fun with a little photo shoot this evening.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I'd Rather Be Fishing!

Finally done!

This helmet will be in a silent auction at the third annual
on November 10th.

Click here to read more
(and to see helmets contributed in previous years)

The clover is one of my finds...attached to "share the luck"

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Lovely September Sunday

I've been having some fun with this today - finally - and though there's quite a bit left to do, I can see the finish line...woo hoo! 

It's really not too easy to make a round helmet look like a rumpled up fishing hat, but I'm enjoying the challenge.

Time to give my eyes a break, and then I'll get back to it.
Next entry: photos of the elusive right side! :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

After About An Hour...

I finally (FINALLY) dove into it, and though I've got a ways to go, I'm happy with it so far.  Hopefully you can see that I'm attempting to make my helmet look like a fishing hat (though I do have difficulty seeing anything other than the army helmet). 

Day One of "I'd Rather Be Fishing"

Right now, this is the messy base painting (not that it will be "high realism" when I'm done as I prefer a painterly look).  I'll do a bit more of this loose painting to try for a more accurate account of shadows and folds, and then when I'm ready for stitching, lures and other details, I'll put my glasses on, grab a smaller brush and hope for the best.