Yesterday I got into Vegas around noon. After checking in I went straight to the convention center and hooked up with Butterfield Color and the guys. Ed Swarvek also showed up and thanks to him I was able to get my hands on some hot knifes.
What faces me is two 4' x 4' x 8' tall styrofoam blocks that I am gonna convert to Balsalt Pillars.
We finished the curved wall that will sport a water feature with three falls in between the two pillars. I am gonna take some pics today in the morning and at night to show the progress.
I am starting today at 5:30 am which is really 7:30 am Chicago time. I will be able to do this for a few days until I get amalgamated to the local time.
Thanks for posting the pics Josh.....and yes I was carving till midnight yesterday so I didn't post anything....Today was good. I finished the Basalt....well actually I didn't finish the basalt...it is only a scratch coat because I ran out of time. I think I have to much going on right now. Anyway, I tried to make the basalt look as good as I could ...with out the carve coat mind you...I was bummed because I had some really neat ideas on the carving side. So I just painted the scratch coat LOL.
The rock work in these next photos just has two colors as a prep for more tomorrow morning. Door open at 9 I think.
I try to get all the carving done before the convention.....Foam blocks are in most states...just google it. If you tell me what state your in I will try to source it for you.
Today was the last day on carving, tomorrow will be a finishing of the colorization process.
I hooked up with Dion Battles today ( you know him as the team leader of the Sewer Rats on the Junk Yard Wars TV show ) we had a good time. I will also take some footage shots of the areas of interest.
It was a pleasure meeting you today @ the WOC show. Your waterfall display looked awesome. I look forward to someday attending one of your classes one of these days. Thank you for the inspiration to learn this art, the T-shirts and the photo-op.