N-S-E-W

N-S-E-W
KAPOW 2021 Week 51LeatherworkingDecember 26, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

Several weeks ago, I made a leather N/S Keychain. I liked the idea of the directional arrows and stamp. Wouldn’t it be better as a cube….of course it would!

Apart from stamping the ‘E’ and ‘W’ 90 degrees off, it came out pretty good. It turned out a little big for a keychain—it is 1.5 inches per side—but makes a great Christmas tree ornament.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

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

Box

Box
KAPOW 2021 Week 49WoodworkingDecember 12, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

I made a wood box out of Osage Orange (I think) and walnut. I used the router to put some curves on the side and feet. I used some cork fabric as the liner for the box and top.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

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

Shipwreck

Shipwreck
KAPOW 2021 Week 48PhotographyDecember 4, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

On a recent camping trip to Fort Flagler State Park, I encountered this derelict, run-away ship on the beach. I like the shapes in the photo—as if the beach is pointing out to the dramatically yellow ship in front of dramatic skies.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

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

Unfinished Eyes

Unfinished Eyes
KAPOW 2021 Week 47Digital PaintingNovember 28, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

This week I started a digital painting with some eyes that I liked. I worked on it, adding some shapes that were interesting, but without any clear destination. It was never finished.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

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

Banksia Tree

Banksia Tree
KAPOW 2021 Week 45WoodturningNovember 14, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

For the KAPOW, I rescued a past failed wood turning project and made it into a abstract Christmas tree.

Last spring I was practicising woodturning some Banksia pods (tree seed pods from Australia—see photograph below). I had a shape I liked going then the whole end of the pod ripped off and left a jagged broken end. This week I encased the remaining part of the pod in epoxy resin and turned it into this tree shape. I used several different colors of epoxy resin to fill the holes from the seed. I drilled out the center and wired up with a LED bulb and a rechargeable battery—it lights up and resembles a Christmas tree with ornaments.

Banksia pod

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

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

Cairn Brain

Cairn Brain
KAPOW 2021 Week 44Digital PaintingNovember 7, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

This week I was experimenting with photo vectorization processes for a future block print idea I have. I liked how this cairn came out with its brain-like texture.

Below is the original photo—a cairn on the way to Homestead Meadows near Estes Park, Colorado

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

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

Big Quilcene

Big Quilcene
KAPOW 2021 Week 43PhotographyOctober 31, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

A leatherwork project ended with spectacular failure this week…so in lieu of an art project, here is a photo from a camp out along the Big Quilcene River on top of a blanket of leaves.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

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

Leopard Dolly

Leopard Dolly
KAPOW 2021 Week 42WoodworkingOctober 24, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

I made a plant wheeled stand—a dolly? The intent was to put the giant unwieldy plant (photo below) on a wheeled infrastructure to make it easier to move and manage. Made out of plywood with a veneer from some of the left over leopard wood I had from the nightstand KAPOW build a while back.

As you should be able to tell, the dolly is not in place yet….I made a slight measurement error (I measured the pot dimension and not the saucer dimension!) I have been experimenting with some router techniques to make the dish part of the dolly larger (more diameter)

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

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