Plane Beginnings – Part 3

Euphoric is the only way to describe it!  The colors and pieces came together as I had envisioned.  After my last blog, I knew that I needed an additional piece of clay cut out as the back drop and anchor for the nose of the plane.  It had to have a large enough flat surface to allow adherence of the glue to the caddie’s wood surface.  So, once that had dried and fired, I glazed it also.  The nose was assembled, all it was missing was the propeller.

Do you know how hard it is to find the balsam wood plane kits?  Almost impossible!  We finally found some at the local Ace Hardware in Sebastopol.  Just for future reference and barring any misadventures, we bought several packages.  The propeller from the kits was perfect, oh and it didn’t hurt that it was red!

Take a look………………


As you can see from the time date, March 27, we started work on this a while ago.  We waited to post so the project wasn’t viewed by the prospective Mom.  She is a friend of  our daughter, Colleen.  Okay, back to the plane.  So far so good.  Steven had made the box for me and I had gotten it painted, we attached the nose of the plane and now we knew we had the scale correct.


The tail is next.  Stay tuned……….. Cyn

About designbycyn

Sonoma County, California ceramic enthusiasts Cyn and Steven Gradek have worked in the clay medium since 1996. They had a retail store where they held classes and provided the essentials for fellow ceramic enthusiasts. The business evolved into producing for other retail outlets and artist. Which quickly grew and they closed the retail storefront and concentrated on the wholesale business. With their 3 children raised and on their own, they had time to pursue their own creativity. Cyn learned how to embroider from her Grandma Cirner at a young age. After that she found sewing, cross stitching, crocheting, well you get the jist, LOL. She hasn't met a craft that she hasn't liked. Blogging was suggested by her youngest daughter, Colleen. At first it was a battle to get her to try it, but eventually Cyn started to enjoy the exercise. The blog on Cyn's website was limiting, so Colleen got her started with Wordpress. Hope you enjoy her Adventures with Creativity!
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