It’s been, I don’t know, a couple of months since I showed you a sneak peek at the project I was working on to hang above the doors to my office.
Yesterday, while I was trying to dig myself out of a good 8″ of snow blanketing the farm, a few of you asked how that project was going. I figured I’d give you a quick update, since there’s nothing exciting about me telling you how I spent an hour last night breaking ice off of 1000 linear feet of electric fence wire. (Farm chores, the excitement never ends.)
So, here’s where I’m at with my crazy idea to pound thousands of little nails into an old wood board…
The relief actually makes it very clear in person, but the contrast doesn’t show up as well in pictures. (3D art is hard to share in 2D… shocking.) Here’s a closer look:
This is a little more true to what you see when you’re actually in the room. It is also the result of watching all three Crocodile Dundee movies (yes, there are three), Captain America, and the Avengers.
Yeah, so that’s about 8 hours worth of work, and only about half done.
However, I love the way that it looks. Love. It’s the exact thing that I wanted above the door… and since I hung it up there a few weeks ago to get it out of the way when I had some friends over for dinner, I haven’t been motivated to take it down and start working on it again.
This was never going to be a “finish it in a weekend” kind of project, but something I planned to take out every now and again to work on. But you never know, I might buy the first 3 seasons of 24 and have a Jack Bauer/nailing marathon one of these weekends.