Tuesday, July 17, 2007
When I first get my leather, it is a color best described as soft tan-peach. It's beautiful. I take my trusty 12 dollar swivel knife ( my fiance tried to buy me a new one that was both expensive and aesthetically pleasing, and I couldn't shake my love for the cheap starter knife, go figure :) ) and carve in the design of choice. And tool and tool and tool until satisfied. For the center of this belt the design is a rose. When you see it finished, it's shades of brown, antiqued and wiped away. For now, for a day, it is peach.
Every project brings with it the unexpected, exhilarating and slightly frightening reality that a bevy of things could happen that would merit a restart: knife slips, leather takes the antique poorly, cat decides to help, etc...but then when it's done it feels like a mountain climbed.
I am in the foothills now :)