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Rest In Peace, Pets

I’ve been able to paint lovely memorial necklaces over the past little while.

There’s something very bittersweet about being able to paint a beloved pet that someone has lost..

It’s like you get to help keep their memory alive.

Rest in peace, beautiful creatures.

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The Zodiac is Complete!

The pieces are complete! Well, painted and sealed and looking nice and shiny. I hope to get these almost-pendants ready to go and listed soon. A few of these guys were more challenging than others (yeah, I’m talking to you, Gemini!) but then I remind myself that I managed to finish an entire 79 tarot card deck. And in comparison, most things seem much easier now!

I really am enjoying painting on stones. I love that each piece is different: they have their own unique shape, feel, weight, and colours. Some have small dimples and others are much more roughly textured. I have many more stones and ideas just waiting to be put on them.

I also recently took the plunge and joined InstagramI’m hoping to take and share more photos as I go along. If you’re on Instagram, feel free to share your page; I’d love to follow you!

Swing, Swing, Swing

Today’s project, inspired by a pendant I made about 2 years ago. Though the original has long been sold, that piece still gets attention now and then, and an inquiry for another gave me the push to make more of them. I love being able to pull a little inspiration from old artwork.

I had a lovely birthday weekend with family, friends, barbecue, and the beach. It’s always nice having a birthday that’s falls right in between pride week and Canada Day because I can surround myself with rainbows, love, gallery images full of hot gay bodies, and giant fireworks. Aw yeah. Happy Pride, and Happy Birthday, Canada. Woohoo!

Oh I almost forgot: today marks the second birthday of this blog. Crazy!

Struggling with Swords

0This is my last swords tarot of my deck and I am totally struggling with it. Maybe it’s because it’s the Ten of Swords and it’s not exactly a fun, positive card to work on. It could also be the ten blades I need to paint, or my love/hate relationship with painting feathers. But I definitely need a push today. Swords have always been harder to paint, and I just have to remind myself that now I’m so close to being done with them. Whew.

As of now, I have three tarot cards left to paint after this. I can almost taste that finish line.

Tarots: The Final 19

Here’s a glimpse of the final 19 tarots! The last few animals that I had trouble deciding on are now set, and I just finished getting the last few roughly sketched out. Getting them roughed out has definitely given me that little confidence boost to finish. Maybe I really can get this project complete (:

One Octopus You Don’t Want To Mess With

Here’s what I’m painting tonight. A new tarot card! I haven’t started a new one since my trip (still have a lot to write about!) but I wanted to get shaking on it again.  I think this is my first octopus.. gotta make him fabulous.

Project 365: Day 325-326: Tarot Deck Progress

Day-325

Day 325 – Strength in progress

Day-326

Day 326 – Nine of Swords in progress

Project 365: Day 321:…. 70% Done, 30% To Go!

Day-321

Day 321 – Prepping the backgrounds for new tarot cards. Still have so much to do!

Project 365: Day 316-317: The Devil in the Making

Day 316 – The Devil in progress

Day 317 – The Devil tarot

Project 365: Day 292-293: Goats on the Double

Day 292 – Goats x 2. My thumbnail sketches are magnificent, aren’t they?

Day 293 – Progress!

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