Spring is here, the sun is shining and I’m working in the shop! Life is good. We’re starting to gear up for Vancouver Maker Faire 2012. First project to finish off - the Fox and Raven pub sign! This one has been sitting on my work bench for far too long. I finally started the painting this week. Here’s the progress so far:
You may notice a sign making beginners mistake (I’ve made several) painting before gluing on the letters.
Firstly, I would like to apologize for the lack in updates over the past 2 months. Sorry to keep you all on the edge of your seats, you may now resume normal seat position. Couldn’t be helped. We’ve only recently recovered from Vancouver’s first Maker Faire that took place this year on June 25th to 26th. It’s taken this long to dig ourselves out of the disaster zone that we call our workshop and get things reorganized, or, as the term organized didn’t apply to begin with, how about we just say organized.
I’m getting super excited for this weekend. There are so many makers projects that I want to see. There will be a woman teaching workshops on how to make bacon from scratch! Mondo Spider and Panterragaffe will be there. Any conference that requires all visitors to sign a waiver before they’re granted entry (seriously) is pretty awesome in my books. Only 2 more sleeps to go! Speaking of sleep, I’ve been having strange dreams lately.
Vancouver Maker Faire is this weekend! It’s the very first one in Vancouver so make history and be there! Get your tickets here: http://www.makerfaire.ca/ Derek and I are putting the final touches on our projects. We actually finished everything! Amazing! Here’s a pic of the brass octopusses/pi on the bench arms. We added these this week. We’ve put a grainy video up of the project set up in our living room.
…has pretty much been the sound track to our lives for the past 4 months. Check out our Flight of the Bumble Bee video here: http://youtu.be/DwVyVqM3BAg?hd=1 This video will be playing in “ContainR” at Maker Faire. It’s next weekend folks, step right up and get your tickets! It’s only a 2 day event and there are a limited number of tickets.
Only four more weekends left before Maker Faire. Four more weekends and still so much to do. No more time for slacking off. Curiously, I feel no sense of panic. Just the calm before the storm. More of a … fuzzy mellow blissfulness. Come to think of it, that may have something to do with the nearly empty pint glass in front of me. “Nah. Probably not. Probably just my deep rooted confidence in our general awesomeness.
We’ve sent our info and photos in for the Maker Faire website today! Check out the website here: http://www.makerfaire.ca/ Progress on our projects is actually occurring. Don’t look so surprised! I’ve posted several new photos in the projects gallery. The bench is now half done, next are the bookcases. View larger photos…
It’s true! Vancouver is holding it’s own Maker Faire in June 2011! For anyone reading who isn’t familiar with Maker Faire, it’s the ultimate DIY festival - a combination conference and trade show for Makers of all ages. Check out the Vancouver Maker Faire website: http://www.makerfaire.ca/ With reckless spontaneity and enthusiasm, we registered and paid our hundred bucks for a 10 ft x 10 ft space! We are now officially Maker Faire Presenters!