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White bird with a few black spots – and it only took me two weeks to finish painting her. Whew… (I find myself a little disconcerted by the carnivorous stare – am I showing my superstitious side?)
A few of you mentioned that you started your own paper mache snowy owls – did you get them finished? If so, we’d love to see how they came out.
My next project is a bit unusual – I’m trying to draw a make-believe creature, and I can’t get the perspective right. So I’m going to build the creature out of crumpled paper, masking tape, and paper mache clay. I haven’t decided if the joints should be string or wire – the wire would make posing easier, but it will eventually break if I play with it too much. If the finished item seems interesting enough to show you, I’ll post it when it’s done.
In other words, I’m going to be playing around with silly stuff for the next week or two. With all the snow on the ground, and Christmas coming, that seems like a good way to spend my time. It will be a nice way to wind down from the book-making marathon of last month.
Speaking of which, the search inside the book feature for the endangered animals coloring book is now functioning. (See how I slipped in that shameless plug?)Â If you know any middle-school teachers or home-school parents, I hope you’ll let them know about it.
And tell us about your Christmas paper mache projects, too – unless it would spoil the secret, of course…
The rest of the posts in this series:
- Making the pattern for the Snowy Owl sculpture
- Making the armature for the Snowy Owl sculpture
- The first layer of paper mache clay
- Adding the feathers with a spoon
- Progress on the owl (I got a little distracted with my coloring book project)
- Painting the Owl – the project is finally finished! (that’s this post, of course)