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Spoon a Day Challenge, Make 365 Clay Spoons in 2015: Day 92, King (6 day Mini-Challenge)

This is the 6th and final day of the 6 day mini-challenge that is part of the larger challenge of making 365 spoons in 2015. This mini-challenge has a chess theme. I have completed the pawn, rook, knight, bishop, queen and now the king makes the collection complete. Alas, I only made these in white. No opponents for these chess pieces! I will post a group shot of them tomorrow.

Tomorrow is the last of the Fish Friday spoons for Lent. Happy Easter!

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In memory of “Mr. Kentucky Chess”, S.D.

Spoon a Day Challenge, Make 365 Clay Spoons in 2015: Day 91, Queen (6 day Mini-Challenge)

This is day 5 of the 6 day mini-challenge that is part of the larger challenge of making 365 spoons in 2015. This mini-challenge has a chess theme. I have completed the pawn, rook, knight, bishop and queen. Up next is the king.

This mini-challenge has proven very, um…, challenging! These chess themed spoons have taken about 3 to 4 times longer to make than the ones I had been making. After this mini-challenge, and the last fish Friday of lent, I think I will chill for a bit and go back to the more simple spoons while I come up with the next mini-challenge. 0402150003a

Dedicated to the memory of “Mr. Kentucky Chess”, S.D. We were lucky to have known him.

Spoon a Day Challenge, Make 365 Clay Spoons in 2015: Day 90, Bishop (6 day Mini-Challenge)

This is day 4 of the 6 day mini-challenge that is part of the larger challenge of making 365 spoons in 2015. This mini-challenge has a chess theme. I have completed the pawn, rook, knight and bishop. On to the queen and king!

The bishop was more challenging than I had expected. But, I am fairly pleased with the result. I think that when these are all finished, I will take a group photo so that you can see them all together. One thing that I didn’t really account for, though, is size. So you might find that, related to each other, the sizes of these spoons may not make perfect sense. But they look good! That’s what counts.

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Spoon a Day Challenge, Make 365 Clay Spoons in 2015: Day 89, Knight (6 day Mini-Challenge)

This is day 3 of the 6 day mini-challenge that is part of the larger challenge of making 365 spoons in 2015. This mini-challenge has a chess theme. We have already done the pawn and rook; we are on to the knight! 3 more to go…bishop, queen and king. 🙂

The knight was more difficult than the others so far. It is really hard to make a horse head and it not look really, really stupid. For awhile there this guy was looking more like a lion than an horse! Here is my attempt, I hope it doesn’t look too ridiculous!

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In memory of “Mr. Kentucky Chess”, S.D.

Spoon a Day Challenge, Make 365 Clay Spoons in 2015: Day 88, Rook (6 day Mini-Challenge)

Day 2 of the 6 day mini-challenge within the 365 Spoons in 2015 Challenge. This mini-challenge has a chess theme and today’s spoon is in the form of a rook. Next, we will have the knight. That should be interesting…. 🙂

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In memory of “Mr. Kentucky Chess”, S.D.

Spoon a Day Challenge, Make 365 Clay Spoons in 2015: Day 87, Pawn (6 day Mini-Challenge)

I decided to do a 6 day “Mini-Challenge” within the 365 Spoon Challenge. I am going to do the next 6 spoon-a-days with a chess theme. Today we will start with the pawn and we will work our way up to the king.

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A tribute to”Mr. Kentucky Chess”, S.D.