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.