Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Leo Stoned?


Well, maybe- and it's not from some of Splinter's special tea. I'll explain.

I have this friend, Lynne. This Leo drawing is for her, or more accurately, her sister Marianne. As I understand it, Marianne's son is a Turtle fan and works at a place- I'm not sure if it's a quarry or a company that creates the actual monuments but anyways, at this place, I guess they have some kind of machine that can take images and can transfer them onto the surface of the headstone. This Leo was done expressly for that purpose- to be transferred on and etched into a marble tile. I'll let you know how it turns out.

As a note: Last year, I had a notion to try to do some etchings on marble. Lynne was great in hooking me up with two little 6 by 6 black marble tiles, and after locating a pencil that could actually draw on these things, I was in business. And that was as far as I got. A few weeks ago, I actually couldn't even remember where I stashed the tiles but I stumbled across them recently in the garage. Maybe now that I've blogged about it, that will be the incentive to actually get it done.

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  2. -->> ..your angular style and ' depth ' within the inks serves this purpose well.

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  3. Hey Jim, That could turn out to be realy cool. I've tried ething the TMNT on old mirrors before, but on Marble?!? THAT would be realy cool.
    I hope you share them with us when you finish them.

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  4. That's pretty cool. Let us know how it turns out.

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  5. That's very cool. I'd like to see Leo get stoned. :)

    Etching in marble sounds difficult. The closest experience I have to that is playing with my Etch-A-Sketch back in the day. Never could get that darn thing to draw curves correctly. I hope you get the chance to work on your original etchings, Jim. I'd love to see how they turn out!

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  6. Cool idea. I'm looking forward to seeing the result (if you don't post something in a couple of weeks, I'll just assume it didn't come out well and you were too embarrassed to share :)

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  7. wait a second Jim...is this going on someone's headstone?

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  8. No- this is more or less just going to be a test....

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