Along with washing the dog, today was spent on the next step of my task building the stretched canvases for Drew the artist. Yesterday, as you may recall, I was able to finish cutting all the pieces needed for the stretcher bars, leaving today to assemble them. It was slow going but I found my groove and ended up banging ’em ALL out!
Seen here is about half the total amount of frames I completed today. Because 1″x2″ boards split so easy when you put a screw through them, I was absolutely dreading having to drill pilot-holes for every dang corner. I had a hard time last time drilling the holes straight without the screw breaking out the front or the back of the frame.
I ended up with a blister on my littler finger and a blister on my thumb (maybe I should have learned to play the guitar). As an added benefit of all the practice I got, I can now drill a hole straight with my eyes closed… in the dark!
Having completed all the dirty work, I moved the process back inside where it wasn’t 106 degrees and got started with the actual stretching of the canvases.
As you can see, I’m not always working on a clay sculpture or even necessarily an “art project”. I love opportunities to learn something new and assume you feel the same way… Do you?