This easel, a whopping $12.99, came with 8 wooden slats, 5 screws, 5 washers, 5 wing-nuts, 1 chain, and 0 instructions. I have a joke for you: how many former theatre majors does it take to put an easel together? Apparently, two...if you give them half an hour and at least one of them passed Stagecraft.
We put the canvas frame together but are not quite astute enough to notice that one side was a cm too long (stupid pre-cut frames!).
Kyle and I will post some new sketches tomorrow but the idea for the new adventure is a sort of forest path that starts in the green of summer and then fades into fall and winter and spring at the end of the path. We're experimenting now to see if this is possible.
By the way, we did a price comparison tonight between pre-stretched canvas and the DIY version we've been doing. A comparable size (around 32-36 square inches), pre-stretched, was running about $50 at Hobby Lobby.
The cost of ours?
$7.32 - 1 yd. canvas (Blick)
$2.79 X 4 - 32" canvas frame strips (Hobby Lobby)
The finished product
What do you guys think?