A handful of raw almonds provides good energy.
Basic shapes cut out with scissors. You can use a paper template, but I like drawing them directly onto the plastic with a sharpie.
I sand the flat surfaces with 150 grit sandpaper, the edges with 400 and then 600 grit. I protect my tables with leftover mat board. Careful of colors though--some can lift off and get sanded into your wings.
sanded wings--two small, two smaller.
You can smooth the edges further by VERY carefully and VERY briefly passing them through a flame. Sometimes I use a lighter, but I like candles better--they free my hands and they smell good. I accidentally discovered these 'special effects.' Curling, rounded tips and opacity with clear edges. I haven't explored this at all yet. At the outset, I can definitely say that anything that involves melting should be done with very good ventilation and great care.
Hemostats are great. In the lab. In the morgue. In the studio.
Aubrey makes us a working lunch. I know---all carbs and fat. But. It's winter and we're working. Salad for dinner.
Aubrey in full work mode.
Wings! Completed and looking quite lovely on "Starlight." Worth the care and attention to detail. Gossimer, translucent, strong and unbreakable. Not to mention, made from recycled plastic.
Winter, as it rolled in over the mountains. I woke knowing it was coming and, there it was.
The sparrows are here too. Spencer explains to Soosi that they're pretty to look at. She's not buying it.
Have a great Saturday. I'm off for leftover green bean casserole. Then to make art.