I mentioned the other day in this post how much I have been enjoying just making stuff lately. I finished these simple painted bookends yesterday.
I cut the tops at a 30 degree angle with my crosscut saw and then filled the grain with some spackle.
Then I started painting (glossy oil) along side the brancusi stack of blocks that I'm also making. I have for a long time been drawn to maquettes -often finding them more compelling visually than the refined full scale sculptures they become. I often view table top items that are functional also as maquettes -sculptures or interesting objects in and of themselves, even though they have a function. If they are successful, you should want to pick them up and touch them.
Cheers. Have a great weekend. Go out and make something!