Friday, June 13, 2008

Traditional Painted Dala Horses

I was having problems painting my Dala Horses until now. I was trying to use more of an ink-based paint that bled and smeared whenever I put a clear gloss finish over it. Now I've bought new bottles of acrylic paint, and I'll finally be putting traditional painted Dala Horses in my store :)

My new paints:
They don't look like much now, but here's an army of Dala Horses that I've sculpted, Dremeled, and are waiting to be painted:

As you can see in the pic above I'm working on a Dala Unicorn and Pegasus. Here's a picture of a completed painted Dala Horse, which I'll be listing it in my store tomorrow:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Alice in Wonderland Caterpillar Necklace - EFA June Challenge

This necklace & pendant is my entry in the Etsy for Animals (EFA) June Challenge "June Bug", and can be found in my shop: TheClayPony. You can view this listing here.

I love "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass" and especially John Tenniel's fabulous lithographs. So I decided to make something whimsical, and painted my own rendition of Tenniel's lithograph of the hookah smoking caterpillar onto a hand made pendant & necklace.

25% of the sale of this necklace will be donated to the EFA Charity of the Month: Angel's Gate Hospice for Animals

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Etsy For Animals - June Charity Of The Month

The EFA June Charity of the Month is Angel's Gate Hospice for Animals

"Here, animals many of whom are terminally and / or critically ill or physically challenged, come to live out their days in peace, dignity and love. Our focus is on wellness and quality of life. We provide for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each animal. We take a holistic approach in animal care, giving all needed supportive services including hospice care."

The International Charity of the Month is WSPA Canada - World Society for the Protection of Animals

"WSPA is an animal welfare charity that works internationally and locally to end cruelty to animals through field work, campaigning, and education."

EFA members donated over $1,239.24 to May's Charity of the Month Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary and other chairities of their choice.

To find EFA members items at Etsy that a percentage of the sale are donated to search "charity" and "animals" as a tag. To find items that 100% of the sale are donated search the word "donation" as a tag.

Pastel Animal Figurines (Complete Set) - EFA May Challenge

These animal figurines are my entry in the May Challenge "Some of our Favorite Critters", and can be found in my shop: TheClayPony. You can view this listing here.

I love all sorts of animals, mostly wild critters from the forest. I painted little red hearts on all the figurines to show how much I love them...I hope you do too! :)

20% of this collection will be donated to the May EFA Charity of the Month: