Buffare" (brooch) 2010, composite and epoxy resin, paint, nickel silver scatter pins, 3.5" x 4.25" x 3"


I've managed to finally finish my brooch for the Silent Auction ! Getting things crossed off of my list is helping me get some sleep at night. Although there is still so much to finish. And in between all of my SNAG preparation there are still new pieces for Etsy, commissions, and day jobs!

 

 

I've never had the time to make a piece to donate to the auction, so I'm glad I managed to squeeze it in this year. Maybe it can help offset the discount I'm getting from the Professional Work Exchange. It's made from extruded foam, composite and epoxy resins, and lots of layered paint. It's a big honkin' beast so I hope someone is brave and gives him a home. I promise he's light and floaty--could save your life some day. On Saturday, from 9AM-11AM I'll be working at the auction so prepare to be hustled to within an inch of your life!

 

I've also started the one-woman sweat shop that is Swap Pins. I've got around 60 swirling in the studio right now. There may be casualties so I'm hoping that puts me at a safe 50. I went with half that many last year and ran out quickly. I really regretted not having more. Hence lots of little nuggets of foam with accessories jammed into them. I'm still layering water putty and then composite resin to strengthen them.

 

 

Old pins, tacks, staples, cactus thorns, and studio detritus come out the other end looking like probes, flagella, antennae, and anything else that dangles

 

I think I even threw in some q-tips. Don't tell anyone

 

This little Sproink is already shaping up to be a favorite. No calling dibs though.

 

 

In Solidarity,
Jillian Moore

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Nice job Jillian. My swap pins are already done. Be prepared to be hunted down for a trade!
I'll be ready! I'm sort of hoping to do a little pre-emptive swapping at the Crafthaus Meet & Greet!
sounds like a plan to me!

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