Last year I made a small piece in wood with little koi fish in a pond. I liked so much that I decided to make more of them, using pieces of wood used for board breaking competitions. Some of them came from my friend John's karate dojo, some from the taekwondo dojan my kids and I go to.
First I had to use some bigger equipment to make the pond, that was noisy and messy.
But making each fish in clay is much more quiet and peaceful.
And arranging them in place, to make the lake.
Pouring the liquid resin.
Then making my plants and lotus flowers to place after it is dry.
The complete pieces came out very shiny.
I love to make each of these steps, but most rewarding is the part that I can see that my idea worked.