In between the work, to keep my spirits up and my heart light, I do a little crafting. The online course I am doing had some charms made from polymer clay the other day. I am not sure what polymer clay is and neither did the lady at our local craft shop. She gave me some modelling paste that air-dries though. Here is Elsie's charm below (Elsie is our crafty craft course cutie and she blogs at A Beautiful Mess).Here are the ones I made - The Bluebird of Happiness:
For some or other reason Blogger keeps rotating this picture - how annoying! (also it has recently started centering my pics, and is it my imagination, or are they smaller than usual?)Anyway, please rotate your neck sideways 90 degrees, and face forward. Observe the blob on the body. That is a wing, a wing that is attached as a separate(!) feature to the body. I am very proud of that wing, so I hope that no-one will make nasty comments about blobs and so forth.
A series of hearts:I poked holes in them - which did not go right through - but I quite liked the look on the reverse side, so have decided to keep them like that. Also, I don't think I should paint them.
I will also keep these unpainted, I think. Not sure how I will use them.
And, then, inspiration struck. I was eating pistachios and thinking that the shells were so cute, one should be able to do something with them, so I came up with this:They are only prototypes - the little bodies made of magazine paper are a bit rough and ready, and also the heads are not perfect. Plus the shells keep falling off the 'clay' insides, so I had to stick them on with Bostik. But I'm kind of thinking, refine the design, add wings, and I have angels!