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My friend Warwick Pascoe (clearlightdesigns.com.au) and I made this window for my friends, who are big Balmain (Tigers) fans. The trick is in transferring a computer generated image by using clear, printed celluloid and light-sensitive emulsion. Fine detail is possible, but not easy. The same techniques can be used on metals, ceramics, wood and stone, and probably a lot more I haven't thought of yet. I make pottery, so that's high on my list to experiment with. It's a handy skill, to be able to etch delicate designs on very solid objects.
Round camphor slab table (90cm) with plough shares and pipe base. And, of course, inlaid resin frog. Amazing grain, once again not done justice by my photography.
Self portrait in pastel. Yup, that's more or less what I look like. Now framed in a nice $10 second-hand frame from a junk shop, and hanging on the lounge room wall, this is me saying I told you I could draw. I called it "I Drew".
My kitchen servery is a slab of silky oak (grevillea robusta, I've stood on the stump of the tree it was). It's metres long, and looked like it needed a finishing touch, so I routered a lizard into it, filled with fibreglass resin, with a dash of green spray paint. It shrank slightly when drying, so I rubbed wood filler into the edge, and that looks like a shadow line. Tung oil over the top. The little kink in the tail makes the lizard look like it's lived an interesting life. The toes are round because that's cute, and a lot easier to do than tree-climbing claws.
Drawing a face is easy enough, but drawing a friend is a challenge. Almost captured Suellyn's pixie grin.
Second drawing of my friend Suellyn, in pastel. Trying to draw dreadlocks and attitude.
Three frog bowls from my sister's collection. The green one on the left was the first bowl I made on a pottery wheel.
My friend and former employer, Ian, was very pleased with the bespoke security door I made for him.
First sandblasted glass art I made entirely by myself, on a glass oval about 20cm tall. My photography could use some work. Looks good hanging and swinging in the light, but underlighting can bring out the detail.
Plaster 'wall frogs', about 50cm toe to toe, across my lounge room wall. When I'm in town, and passing the Blue Frog Cafe, I look in to see one of my frogs, blue, on the wall. Nobody there knows I made it, and it's like a secret between us. Hi, old mate.