Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I learned a lesson

never show one of your students the advanced tombstone project that you are working as a sample in the class. It gives them ideas.

Usually our tombstone classes are beginning class that just teach you how to carve a simple tombstone.  But since our last class of the year was so small (we had a few no shows) I decided to let this person add a few things to their tombstone.

What started out as some ivy turned into a skull and ivy and then we dug out a skeleton hand too, which had to be attached with expanding foam, it was a bit much. 

More complicated that I should have let happen in a beginning class, since they were unable to finish the tombstone because the mud had to dry for 24 hours.

It was a good experience to show the other people in the class a few other techniques.  So next year I think I am going to do an advanced class for repeat students.

But first I have to live through Halloween this year :D

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