Wooden Dolphin #001 – Black and Gold Dusty Dolphin
What mammal through yonder wavecrest breaks? Why tis a gilded dolphin o’course!
I picked up a small pod of wooden dolphins from Michael’s and this little guy was the first one to leap his way onto the finished pile. So far my muses have been dancing along the fantasy end of things, but I’m hoping for a realistic one someday. *crosses fingers*
My grandmother used to tell me that the sunlight dancing on the wavetips was the sea’s diamonds and if that’s so I can’t think of a better dash of gold to add to the hoard than this handsome fella.
Leaping Horse #006 – For Sale!
This little guy was painted back in September 2015… I really need to get these darned galleries caught up!
Every so often plaster casts don’t come out of the mold quite right– but that just means I get to play around with them! 🙂
This little guy is a true OOAK (one of a kind) as his failed cast was hand painted over with additional plaster to create the horse-shaped blob of metallic whimsy that he is today. I was going for a much more primitive feel, which is why he has some texture and he’s more of a rough shape than a detailed sculpt.
There was a significant red color variation between the flash and no-flash photos of him, so I went with the no-flash for the most part. It was a toss-up between trying to show of his shine and make sure the colors weren’t too far off.
Clydesdale Horse Head #004 – Metallic Copper and Bronze Sabino (For Sale!)
This handsome fella was painted back in January, but 2016 has been the year of Art Post Procrastinations, so we’ll just pretend he was posted on time.
The one great thing about sculpting and casting my own magnets is that I never feel limited in how to customize them.. so it was only a matter of time before fantasy snuck into this lineup. I’m actually a little amazed that I got any realistic ones done first! 😉
This little fella has a metallic brown body and copper points. He’s a fantasy play on a red chestnut sabino and he’s ready to hold up anything from corporate memos to a shopping list. (Go, go, drafter power!) He’s got a black background, realistic eyes, and kissy spots that make you wish you had some plaster carrots stashed away.
I really love this color combination and I have a hankering to try it out on a stablemate!
Kittenloaf #003 – Black Tuxedo (For Sale!)
Every house needs a little high society and this handsome fella is dressed to the nines and ready to class up the joint, no matter what surface he clings to!
Whether holding court on the kitchen fridge or looking down from a cabinet at the office this little magnet will remind you that no matter how bad a day you’re having, that there are more important things in life.
Like petting dapper cats.
…Or possibly feeding dapper cats.
…And definitely playing with the feather toy because phooey on decorum, that thing must DIE!
…Anywho. This striking black and white tomcat with tuxedo markings was painted in acrylics and sealed with a glossy finish. He’s water resistant (as most cats are) but is not waterproof.
Kittenloaf #002 – Red Tabby
Behold the kittenloaf!
None can resist the silent I-saw-you-look-over-here-now-you-must-get-up-and-pet-me meow and this magnet has got that in spades.
Whether napping on the kitchen fridge or soaking in a sunbeam at the office this little magnet will remind you that no matter how bad a day you’re having, that there are more important things in life.
Like petting cats.
…Or possibly feeding cats.
…But only the right kind of gushy food, because otherwise there will be Sniffs of Disapproval and then Royal Sulking.