Since my semester is more than half over, I feel like my first catch up post should be about my Arts Metals class. Let me start off by saying I absolutely love this class. Except for the times when it really frustrates me, which I am discovering happens about a week before a project is due. In fact, I have gotten so annoyed by a project that I just want to throw it across the room and I really question why I even signed up for this torture in the first place. But the rest of the time I really love it.
In my last about my class, entitled "In the works" I shared an overview of what I was doing and pictures of the beginnings of my project. Today I'll finally show you how it turned out.
I started with this:
And created this:
I was pretty pleased with the end result, although it came after several mistakes. I ended up making two webs because I really disliked the first one. I had to remake the spider body when I drilled the eye holes too close to the edge. And I had to remove the eye rivets after I discovered that I had put the body on with the textured side down. In the end I turned it in a little less polished than I would have liked, simply because I was DONE with it.
The class critique made me nervous, but once again I survived it. Although I at times I found this project very challenging, it was a great introduction to sawing and riveting.