For a while, I have wanted to recreate the wall sign of the blue whale from the Dark Shadows television show. And making it as a gift made the whole process extra special! After it was put on the wish list, I looked around and was surprised that I couldn’t find a single place that sold the Blue Whale sign. And if I can’t buy something, I make it! This project was bigger than I anticipated but it turned out beautifully.
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I love DnD. It’s a fantasy world where you can become anyone and have adventures that exist only in one’s mind. And I’m not the only person in my family with the love for the game. So, I decided to make a piece of wood burnt art in the classic DnD writing style with one of my favorite says “There are 20 sides to every story”. It takes many hands to make a story and there is no such this as objective truth. Also, D20’s are a staple in DnD.
My love of Root (a game of woodland might and right) continues to grow and now I’m working my way through all the factions to create a collection of giant meeples! The Eyrie gets to take center stage this time! Same process, different pictures. This meeple is made entirely of wood and holds to the 8-inch standard that I’ve apparently set for myself. I’m not going to lie, the Eyrie meeple was one of the easier meeples to make as it didn’t have too many sharp turns or narrow spaces.
I have always had an interest in wood burning. I love the art style, the unique patterns that can be created, and just about everything that comes along with it! But man, is it hard!! This is an artform that is going to take some time to master and quite a bit of effort. So this is just the beginning of my journey into this world and I am looking forward to seeing where this leads!
So, if it's not apparent by now, I really enjoy the Game Root from Leder Games. So, I decided I wanted to make a large meeple. And if you go big, why not go really big? So I ended up making a 8 inch tall meeple out of solid wood. I will admit, I am very luck to have a cricut Maker so I had it print out the cat meeple pattern that I wanted to use. I printed onto a sticker sheet so this way I could stick the outline where I needed it.