Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Power/Plant Arches: An idea

I was walking to the bank and hated that the sidewalks had no shade. In Florida, shade is a precious commodity. As an environmentalist I dislike that on either side of the sidewalk, grass had lazily been the decision as filler between the sidewalk and the road. So I came up with this:

It would cost a lot to set up, but if you have one of these every six feet on the side of the road, you'd have a veritable power plant. They could each connect directly to the grid and reduce the strain on the existing power plants. And if each one was individually hooked up into the grid, a car crash would'nt interrupt anything. Having three levels of plant boxes is a much better use of space. you could double the amount of vegitation per square foot. Grass isn't the best thing for the environment. It creates very little oxygen, retains very little water, and isn't drought tolerant. If you plant native grasses, flowers, and bushes they would survive better, and require less maintenance. But I don't want to put lawn mowers out of a job. I think you could use the very same people to maintain and repair these arches.

anyway.... just had to get that out there.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A little furthur

Arms, head, collar and bow tie have been completed. The bobble spring is working okay so far, but I'm hoping I can improve it. The grey clay is sculpt apoxy, a wonderfull two part compound that dries super hard and dosn't need to be baked.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mr. Toad Bobble Head

I'm starting a bobble head for my next project. It will be of Mr. Toad from "The adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad". As always, I'm using sculpey clay.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

For Maria's birthday, I sculpted a personalized mirror hanger for her car. She's got a Ford Taurus, so she call's her car "Ferdinand".

Wednesday, February 11, 2009