Sunday, May 9, 2010

This Is What I Live For

I've got a crazy schedule coming up... a HUGE commission.  I'm sure you guys won't see me for the next couple of weeks.  I love and hate working so intensely.  On one hand I get to test what I'm really capable of and push those limits.  On the other hand I'll really miss sleeping. LOL

Work Work Work
This is my work load for the next few weeks.  There are 82 crayons I have to carve by mid June.  This is by far the most I will have done in such a short amount of time.  I can't give more details now... but it rivals the US Cellular commercial!  WOW!

I have one week to make 30 crayons (1st Half in picture), then another two weeks to do the next 30 (2nd Half in picture).  From there I have four days to make 14 (Overtime in picture) and finally another four days to make the last 8 crayons (Sudden Death in pic).  In general it takes me 2-3 hours per crayons... but these will be made in duplicating sets of 6.  I'm hoping the repetition will speed up my process.  I have to make 3-4 a day.  That's 9-12 hours per day 7 days a week for the next few weeks.  Yeah Baby! Bring it on!

8 comments:

Jennifer McNeely said...

GO DIEM!!! I ll be thinking of you!

Diem Chau said...

Haha! Thank you Jennifer! Happy Mother's Day ^_^

Betty said...

That is nuts but I am excited for you! Congratulations!

Diem Chau said...

it's so looney Betty! ;p

Shelley Noble said...

Just catching up with you. You rule! I'd been collecting photos of your pieces for my wall, not knowing who you were.

Very impressed new fan.

Diem Chau said...

Thank you Shelley, I'm a HUGE fan of Paper Forest, I stumbled onto it years ago.

Andrea B. said...

I really loved your work, congrats!

Diem Chau said...

Thanks Andrea!