Sunday, 16 February 2014

RoomBox Progress.

Hi everyone its been rather difficult for me to put any solid time in on the room box since my last post I'm averaging around an hour on a saturday and sunday due to work commitments which i'm finding quite frustrating as this piece is very close to completion! maybe one day i might just be lucky enough to do this as my full time job!!.. as im sure a lot of us would like. Ok moan over, i have managed to complete the ceiling and have constructed the main front door to the room box that will be glazed.

I do apologize for only posting one image and for the lack of detail in the ceiling which is visible hopefully i will have some more images posted very soon. As you can also see from this photo the roombox door is in place with a decorative surround that will stay in place once the door is opened, this as you can see is yet to be enameled.
Have a great and safe week everyone.  Tony.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Egyptian Antiquities.

Hi everyone, i've been so busy since my last post with general life chores i've really not made much progress on the treasure room, however that doesn't mean i havent been working on things for the interior of it.
One thing i really wanted to include in the room was something Egyptian, what treasure room would be complete without something from this period in our history so i set to work and ended up with this miniature cabinet.

The cabinet is made from walnut with a tiny Ivory draw and contains a broken ushabti figure head this is quite tiny indeed as the glass measures just 1'' in width.
                                                The height of the cabinet is just 3.1/4 inches.
Inside the tiny draw there are a small amount of genuine  Egyptian faience beads i think the two make a perfect pair and finish the cabinet off just right, this will now go on to become a permanent fixture in the treasure room. Over the next couple of weeks i will concentrate my time on finishing the ceiling.
A very warm welcome to my new followers and many thanks for taking an interest in my work and blog/journal.  Have a great week everyone   Tony.