I got a hint from my previous client that another opportunity was coming my way; I had no idea it was going to be such a HUGE opportunity!! I will be making two sculptures for auction; the first one is for the Shadow Lake Elementary in Maple Valley. Here come the best freakin’ part!!! My client’s husband, Ray, works for a hand rail company, who happened to be replacing the safety nets and rail on the SPACE NEEDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not only that, but I get to USE the parts they are pulling off in the sculptures!! HOLLLY CRAPPP!!!!!!!!
So once I read that my mind Exploded with crazy ideas. The auction is to raise money so that an author or authors will come to the school and talk to the students. It is for the school’s reading program, “I PAWS to Read.” With this information, and the fact that I get to use Space Needle parts; this one huge idea hit me. I need to make a 5 foot tall Space Needle replica that is also a book shelf. Think about that for a moment….. Isn’t that a great idea!!!?? Not only will it be a book shelf but the top will rotate like a “lazy Susan.”
But are you ready for ANOTHER mind blowing thought!!??? Ray, says, ‘well you might want to make two Space needle replicas because the Space Needle would love one. They are worried about what we are doing with the parts we are replacing. If you remember when they blow up the King Dome people where selling chunks of it for $5 bucks; the Space Needle is worried that will happen to the old parts.’
My excitement level has gone higher than it has Ever gone before! Make a sculpture FOR the Space Needle!!?!? THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
As you can tell I haven't been working on it at almost all times of the day....
But I cannot get ahead of myself. I not only have the sculpture for the school auction (the Space Needle Book shelf); I also have another to make for the same client. My client’s daughter is attending a dance school and she wants me to make another sculpture to be auctioned off online in February.
With all this to do you would think I wouldn't take on more, wouldn't you? Heck no! I also am making a mic stand for Dace's Rock 'N' More in Maple Valley, and I am modifying a computer table for another client!
YES! BRING IT ON!!! I CAN HANDLE IT ALLLLLL!!
You’re probably wondering how one man can take on 5 projects! Well, I was listing to a book on tape and I heard a piece of advice that I find very valuable. “Take 1 hour to plan and save yourself 4 hours of disaster.” For each project I am planning down to each little detail; writing it out or drawing it out. It has really helped me get a good clear image in my head of what I want to use for each sculpture. Check out, 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, I’m not sure who it’s by but there is a ton of good advice in there.