~ Paper Boat ~
If you have been following the progress of the boat project at hutch, we last left off waiting for a sail for the little old wooden boat I repainted. Well when the sail arrived, attached to the boat and placed in the room it was enormous. Almost reaching the ceiling and blocking a great deal of light into the room it just wasn't going to work in the space. A second plan of a wooden rocker crib shaped like a boat didn't work either. What do I turn to in an emergency......CARDBOARD! I began to pull out any big old boxes I could find, fired up the trusty glue gun and began to cut.
I have to say I never built a boat before. As a child I was more of a car guy, but being from Rhode Island "The Ocean State" where there are more boats than cars, and helping my grandfather every 4 years refinish the boat that never left his yard gave me an advantage visualizing this task. Here is the bottom with ribs attached.
Next I began to cut strips and attaching them to the sides. This is when the boat really started to take shape.
Adding small details at the bow and stern was a little bit of a nod to movie director Tim Burton who always has had a thing for the spiral. Also the boat would be zigging and zagging without a sturdy rudder.
Slapping a fresh coat of paint on the cardboard brought the vessel to life. Trimming in aqua and red and of course drenching it in a bath of coffee completed the basic boat. What's left you ask? I think I'll add some words to the aqua trim, float it over a paper sea, and make tattered sails to catch the hutch winds.