Finding myself drawn more and more to metal at the moment. I found brass sheets at Hobby Lobby the other day so I took a gamble and picked some up (a 40% coupon is always a nice incentive to try something new). They also had copper sheets for sale but brass seemed like the best choice since it's a little bit cheaper and I have no idea what I'm doing.
While the kids worked on homework today I used the time to whip this up. It was funny how they would run in and hover whenever I started banging on the bench block.
It's definitely a starter piece ...silly to admit I have to get my nerves up to try with something new. Now I'm going to spend the rest of the week getting comfortable with the cutting, sanding, and creating texture.
This is all leading up to a day of experimentation, next week Carla and I are going to give etching metal a try. I love to play mad scientist.