Where do you get YOUR inspiration from?
A bit back told about problems with FedEx. Claims of not finding my residence, even tho they've delivered before; claims no one to sign, regardless of the fact I do not receive packages requiring a signature; no one home, even tho I have not left the house all day; and lately been dropping off my med supplies at a neighbor's house. UPS never has a problem finding my house, plus they always knock, FedEx NEVER knocks.
So, decided it was time for another house number sign. The last one I had was a Tiki I carved. It lasted for years, until a friend of my sons ran over it. Twice. Not like it was on the edge of the drive, or the road, it was about four foot for each. The second time it killed it, and I never got around to replacing it. But decided it was time to replace it. This time it will go on a metal pole, a few feet from the drive, and anyone wanting to run over this one will have to go thru a ditch first.
Started researching house number signs on-line, and all I could find were mundane signs, numbers on a plaque next to a door, was about the norm. NOT the inspiration I wanted. Then I found the inspiration I was looking for. On the back of a playing card ( made in China, of course). A 'face' on the back of the card popped right up, and looking closer, found at least seven potential future designs - you have to have an imagination before you can see stuff like this.
And this is why I suddenly need a light box - should be totally finished by tomorrow, just making holders for two small flashlights, found out that just tossing them in doesn't put the light where it's needed the most. I will mark out the lines I want (there are a LOT of lines I don't want ), change some, then will have to trace over the lines I mark so it will be loads easier to actually make the design in wood. I'll make a master, of course, in case I want to duplicate it later. Parts of it will be cut out, then glued to a solid piece, painted likely red or black. Then the top part, with the holes, painted some to be decided color (or colors).
Here is a picture of my inspiration. By the time I get thru with the design, doubt anyone would ever be able to tell where it came from.
Plans? Plans? Don' need no steenkin' plans.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.