One Good Pod Deserves Another

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 Things are good when you are able to have the time to go straight from one endeavor into the next.  Such is the case in working on my second pod – themed mechanical theatre, which as you can see is well underway.  I loaded it up with some botanica items laying around the studio for effect.  After a consult with my art advisor (my wife) we decided that the shape of the Onion Dome car was a little lame, and also that it should be golden.  So I remade the car with a little more tension in shape and used brass instead of aluminum.  (If I did not have at least one case of one step forward, two steps back I would be worried).  We decided a blue bird would look great with the gold colored car.  We also decided that a

yellow curtain would be best, so I swapped out the aluminum one for a wooden one that I could paint with Marigold Yellow Milk Paint (one more 1 step forward, 2 back – I’m cruising).  Because the wooden curtain does not weigh enough to balance in its’ vertical hanging position, I added some sheet brass to the back for ballast.  Simple pulls seem like they will work best with this piece so a pod shape repeat with a square and a round hole should work.


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