Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Electrical Station

Now that I sorta have a general knowledge of circuits, LEDs and switches, I felt free to spread out and dive into this project full force. The odds and ends look a little different than my fabric space. There are still spools but they are covered in wire instead of thread.

My new electrical tacklebox.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

"New Do" Sketch

Layers for "The Crusade"

I have been working on re-working my mechanical toy, "The Crusade". You can see older post on what it looks like to date but soon it will take a new form with more sophisticated layering and stronger working parts, and lights. Here is a quick look at the lasercut layering.

Drawn Layers
Lasercutter in action
Lasercut Layers
Cut Acrylic

Friday, November 05, 2010

Turtle Transportation: Shell

The turtle shell is Done! and the birds are on their way to take over their new ride.

The shell before it is glazedBefore it is glazed. (what it looks like underneath)Under glazed shell
Glazed and fired shell!!!!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Locating my inner Electrician

I have been working on incorporating light into my work for a while now. You may remember the shadow boxes I took to the American Craft Council show. Those were cool and all but they just tore through batteries. I needed to figure out how I could make lights last longer and incorporate them better into my work. I had already been thinking about the "Creatures of the Night" and had them pretty much finished when I got the bright ;) idea to use them as guinea pigs. (are guinea pigs nocturnal?) So here my journey into the world of electronics begins.

First step was figuring out how the light effects the piece. What needs to be lit. what is too much light. things like that. I really wanted white light but found it hard to find flickering white lights in town.

This is the final combo. Checking all the connections with alligator clips. I found this fascinating. I think i might start making my artwork with them. White paper is great for dispersing the light. Or diffusing it. This is my embroidered star with the light.