Lost Cities

Lost Cities
KAPOW 2022 Week 29LeatherworkingJuly 24, 2022
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

The box for our Lost Cities card game (two-person version) is long lost. This week I made a leather card case to replace the missing box. And, yes, the ‘E’ is backward. It gives it ‘character’

Remember, there is no definition of art.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Small Parts Pagoda

Small Parts Pagoda
KAPOW 2022 Week 28WoodworkingJuly 17, 2022
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

This week I made a set of stacking trays (boxes?) for organizing ongoing project parts. The idea is to stash in use (but not necessarily done with right now) parts, tools, etc. in something that keeps them from getting lost or mixed with other sets of ongoing projects do-dads. The trays stack and have a top—everything closes up and looks nice.

The boxes went together pretty well. I used a jig to drill the holes for the dowels that reinforce the corner mitre joints (the ovals). The jig was a bit of a learning experience…and some of the dowels look better than others.

I still need to figure out a way to secure the trays together when transporting or moving them. I considered using magnets, but thought it might get in the way if using with metal parts.

Remember, there is no definition of art.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Swirly Gates

Swirly Gates
KAPOW 2022 Week 26WoodworkingJuly 3, 2022
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

The trellis on our front gate was coming apart. I think the trellis was originally intended to keep the deer out of the front yard, but the deer just go around anyway. So, I re-assembled the remnants of the trellis in a spiral. My favorite part is the shadow the swirly gates cast in the late afternoon (picture below).

Remember, there is no definition of art.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Knife Sheath

Knife Sheath
KAPOW 2022 Week 25LeatherworkingJune 26, 2022
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

I have been using a large handled knife that belonged to my great grandfather quite a bit in the workshop. The large handle makes the knife super comfortable to use. I made a simple leather sheath for the knife.

Remember, there is no definition of art.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Laptop Stand

Laptop Stand
KAPOW 2022 Week 21 & 22WoodworkingJune 12, 2022
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

I made a little laptop stand/table to enable a laptop to function better as a second monitor and raise the camera (in said laptop) to a better angle. The stand was 90% complete in one week, but somehow tweaking with the thing and adding the shelf above the drawer took up a second week. So, this time, I present Kevin’s Art Project of Two Weeks (KAPOTW)….

Remember, there is no definition of art.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Somewhere Between a Photo and a Painting

Somewhere Between a Photo and Painting
KAPOW 2022 Week 19Photography + Digital PaintingMay 22, 2022
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

I ‘enhanced’ a recent photo of a series of circles/windows in a concrete structure with some digitally-painted additional color and texture elements. The biggest change was increasing the size of the second (smaller) circle/window and fixing its dynamic range.

The ‘enhanced’ version

See the original photo below.

The original photo

Remember, there is no definition of art.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.