Category Archives: Arts & Crafting

This category covers all things crafty (and artistic)! From custom model horses to plaster casting and mold making, this section has a little but of everything.

Wooden Dolphin Magnet #002

By | July 18, 2017

Some fantasy dolphins love to stand out, but this little guy is all about blending into the oceans deep. With a marbled flow of the currents and the splash of seafoam white his impression of a wave has everyone fooled!

An almost-twin to Dolphin #001, his pattern is modeled after the Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus). These svelte mammals normally come in black, grey and white, but where’s the fun in that?

So instead of monotone, I painted him in amusingly ocean themed acrylics (Island Blue, Sailing Sky, and Ocean Breeze). His back is a less nautical black, but like a tux it makes him look quite dashing in a crowd.

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How to Make a Paper Gift Box

By | July 12, 2017
Handmade Cardstock Box for Magnets

Fair Winds and Following Seas– err, boxes!

Historically I’ve been bad about presentation when shipping things. Those who’ve ordered from me in the past know that my packing methods consist mainly paper towels and scrunched newspaper. So now I’m on a quest to make cheap boxes and upgrade my game a little! 🙂

My first thought was just to grab for a paper mache box or a white box just goes against the grain. (And I really don’t have the space to store a bulk order, nor the sales volume. Although this one is really tempting. *sighs*)

So off to the drawing board!

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Wooden Dolphin Magnet #009

By | July 6, 2017
Wooden Dolphin Magnet 009

Wooden Dolphin Magnet 009

Dot, dot, a dollop of dolphin?

(Apologies to Daisy Sour Cream!)

This little green guy is the sibling to the pink doodle dolphin, only instead of doodles he got polka dots! Well, technically just ‘dots’ since they are in a random pattern and not lined up nice and neat. But he’s the kind of sea life that tail-splashes your silly rules… so polka dots it is. 😉

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Live From the Workbench

By | July 3, 2017
Live From the Workbench 06-25-2017

Somewhere under than mess is ART! 😀

It’s been two months since the last workbench post… which means there is a metric ton of things that have happened in the meantime. And at the same time there’s a bunch of stuff that hasn’t happened. One of which would be the weekly update posts. 😉

I’ve been trying to keep up with the picture posting on the Facebook page so the folks with custom orders can see what’s going on, but even that has been a little hit or miss. Still, every day is a new chance to get better at both, so here’s the to a clean slate!

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Wooden Dolphin Magnet #008

By | June 27, 2017
Wooden Dolphin #008 - Pink Doodle Front

Wooden Dolphin #008 – Pink Doodle Front

It’s a Porpoise with with a Purpose!

…And that purpose is to hold up your shopping list, class schedules, or important corporate memos. Doodle dolphins are the workhorses of the marine sealife tree (magnetica awesomus) and this little gal is raring to go!

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