I just took the final photos of my painted and adorned wooden dinosaur to benefit the Children’s Museum of Evansville. I’m quite happy with how it turned out. You can see the project start to finish through this link. Start with the September post at the bottom of the link’s page.
This angle shows the metallic paint a little bit. I used metallic paint on almost every inch of it. As you can see, my special touch that I was hiding from everyone was adding what I call glass blobs. These are actually little glass squares and I thought they would be perfect for this dinosaur.
I also adorned his toes with more glass blobs that show the metallic paint from underneath. The pictures just aren’t doing the metallic paint justice. I just love the shimmer this guy has and the glass adds a little extra special sparkle.
The mouth is where you insert a quarter, this is after all what they have to collect donations for the museum in several local businesses. There will be a plastic coin collector belly where the giant hole is. I’m not actually sure who will be bidding for these dinosaurs and if they are businesses that will use this as a donation collection, but I kinda hope not. I think it would get nicked up, scratched and broken if it were just out in the public not being protected. I hope this will be viewed as artwork and not a donation box.
So there he is… I’ve wondered if I should name him since it wasn’t asked of me, but since I usually title my work I will. I call him Seymour.
Feed me Seymour!
Thank you friends for your encouraging words and thoughts. It’s been a fun project and I’m ready to move on to the next.