These are for my swap with the Art Charms group on Yahoo. They are inspired by charms seen at 3 Cats site. The first photo is the second set of 10 charms and the second photo is how i will wear the charms i receive this year. I can’t wear bracelets on a regular basis so they get boxed up. I can wear a kilt pin all the time though. Even at work. Can’t wait to see what everyone else made and send these off.
I saw this video and HAD to attempt it. Mine are not quite this good but i think i’ve done okay with them. The person who did this one did theirs all by hand but i had a tiny mask mold that i was able to alter to mass produce these charms. It takes about an hour for me to make a half a dozen of them.
In this photo I included on the left one of the first attempts i made at creating the baby face charm. I have never used pastel chalk to highlight anything so its a little muddy. I did not blow off the excess chalk and when I sealed the charm some chalk floated in the gloss. Also it was just a little large to meet the requirements for an Art Charms swap. The max on a charm is 1.5 inches and this sat right at that mark. The charm on the right is cleaner and tighter. I learned how to refine the eye sockets and nose holes. I also learned how to cleanly make and highlight scars. How can dolls have scars? Who knows? Its Halloween fuck it. Its nowhere near as good as the one in the video but not bad for a 3rd try. I used poly clay skin tone and black and cheap pastel chalk from Joanne Fabrics. I applied the highlights and did the detailing with a magnifying light. The findings were silver colored as per the requirements of the swap. I have no idea what I want to make next. Maybe a Ouija board charm.
Working on the first charm swap i’ve been in for a long time. It is zentangle themed. Also first swap in the new house in my especially ordained work area. 😛
These are some of my father’s drawings. Most are pretty recent. He’s made some real changes to his style and begun experimenting in an interesting direction. He’s great at portraiture but he has been producing some powerful abstract paintings recently that are making me very happy.