Today's job was to make the display boxes for the greeting cards that I'll be selling at the gallery. The picture below shows the boxes during construction. I had no idea how I was going to make them, but somehow when I got to the studio and looked at what materials I had available the construction method just fell into place.
After this stage all the seams were covered with masking tape and the boxes were then painted. I had some red/brown paint left over from my studio renovations and after a few coats they should (hopefully) have the look of Japanese lacquer ware (with a few lumpy bumpy bits where the taped seams overlap). Anyway, they should do the job. Making the 5 boxes took about 3 hours which left me with a few hours to do some stitching. It's only been a week since I last did some embroidery, but if I don't get into the studio often enough I start to lose my centre of gravity (I'm sure all you stitch addicts out there know what I mean!). As I tick off the tasks I have to do each day I get a little less stressed about the opening. I'm hoping that on the night I'll just be able to let go and enjoy myself.