Dead from the Workbench

The Art Desk Lives!

There hasn’t been any movement on the workbench in over a month now. Mostly because it was unreachable, buried under the bookcase, the things that were in the bookcases, and bits of the moldy basement wall that I was disassembling. So there’s been plumbing work, wall removal, spackling and sanding… but no art.

That said, I dipped into clean-up overdrive this weekend. I got the two bookshelves repaired and reassembled. I repaired and painted the framing for the wall, and finally got things put away to the point where I could get to my art desk again. (It’s still a bit cluttered, but I figure that’s pretty much par for the course at this point.)

Which means… ART TIMEZ NAO! 😀

Blue Cats for Blue Days

In a rational world, that would mean I’d be diving right back into the model horse custom orders, but this is me. And before I can feel qualified to do ‘real’ art, I have to ditz around for a bit first to loosen up…

I need something complicated enough that it’s challenging, but also something that I won’t be upset if I mess up.

I have a friend I promised a faux-turquoise clydesdale horse head magnet to. I still need to cast the horse head, but I also need to figure out how to paint faux-turquoise. What better test subject than one of the bazillion cats that I have left over from the plaster casting experimentation?


This will give me the chance to focus on a non-horsey technique that should rekindle my horsey-confidence levels. It might not be the most serious rebirth of an art desk, but it should be a lot of fun! 🙂

And with luck I’ll get my mojo back and I can finally finish this little guy…

*crosses fingers*

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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