Saturday, February 19, 2011

A personalized shadow

At my office/factory, we have a sandblasting cabinet. For those of you who may not know (as I didn't before I started working there) it's a kind of machine in which one can safely shoot very fine sand at an object; it's wisely in a cabinet so that the sand doesn't fly all over the place. It's used primarily for cleaning paint off of things, but has the interesting benefit of adding texture to things that it shoots. I noticed not long ago that people were using it to personalize their coffee cups, and decided to join in the fun. Basically, you cover your whole cup with protective plastic, except for the area that you want textured, and voila!


Naturally, the happy side-effect is the cool shadow now projected onto my desk! I guess we now have a newer version of this older post:


And so I just couldn't resist posting this to Shadow Shot Sunday! It's beautifully hosted as always at Hey Harriet. Go check out her weekly selection! And have a great week, everyone!

13 comments:

Short Poems said...

The shadow shot is really beautiful.... love it :)

Tania Palermo said...

How cool is that? Love it! What a great and interesting shadow shot. My uncle and cousin do sand and soda blasting...maybe I'll tell them to add a new branch onto their services. Great job!

Yocheved said...

really cool!

EG Wow said...

That is such a cool idea, Toby! And it makes a fabulous shadow too. :)

B Cool said...

I want one!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shot!

My shadow shot

Greyscale Territory said...

O how creative and clever! And the second shadowy photo highlights all the beauty of your personal cup!

Sylvia K said...

How fun and how clever! I love it! Like Gemma I really love the second shot! Hope your weekend is going well!

Sylvia

Bubby said...

totally, totally cool

Hey Harriet said...

Wow! A sand blasted coffee cup! What a brilliant idea! I'm sure there's a market for these! I'd buy one! It sounds like you work in a really fun environment! And I love the photos. Especially the second one! Enjoy the rest of your weekend Toby :)

madebygen said...

Oh so cute and interesting.. Happy SSS!

forgetmenot said...

Too cool--such a creative idea. Fun shot!!!

Kathe W. said...

very cool cup- and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving nice comments! Have a great day!