To not look at or pay attention to:
I realized I have not been paying attention to my blog. I have been posting on my facebook account but that is a smaller audience. As usual my best excuse is I have had too much to distract me. Yet another surgery and yet even more art therapy. I have been working on hand made hat blocks and a flange.
I carved the pieces out of foam and then glued them together. Then I covered them with Durham's Water Putty
I added a pine 2x2 to the hat block for stability and strength. I hollowed out the legs in the flange to also provide strength and weight.
When I am finished I will coat with some Oil Based Varnish. There are a handfull of blog's that have similar information on how to build these blocks. I am making standard open crown blocks for fedoras and cowboys hats. You can make fascinator blocks as well.