We’ve been setting up a table for Norman’s Second Friday Art Walk for the past few months, and this one was in front of Hall of Tattoos, and was the best so far since we’ve been doing this. Generally, when we set up a table, we like to have some of our smaller (and even some larger) original pieces for sale, but at the moment most of our originals are hanging in various places, so we didn’t really have original art to offer this time around.
So, I decided to make some heart butt pendants. I know, I know… I’ve done a lot of heart butts, but come on.. they’re fun! and I knew I could whip up a few for art walk, so that’s what I did.
Instead of polymer clay, this time I just went and got some of those little wood cut out craft hearts.
I wanted to make a tutorial, but I was very pressed for time, so I didn’t even really take any process pics. It was one of those, why am I putting myself through this stress? Do I really NEEEEEED to have something hand-painted this time around? Yes, I do. But, anyway.. I got them done, and was assembling them at the table after I set up, so it worked out. They are really simple to paint though, so if you want to do some heart butts yourself, just basically use the heart as your guide and have fun with it.
Here’s a basic heart-butt template: Probably not necessary, because they are so simple anyway, but just wanted to show that it’s really just a bunch of circles on a heart!
The eye-rings I got were a little too big to screw in the sides like I did on the ornaments I made in December, so I ended up using this teensy drill bit to make holes for jump rings, luckily I happened to have some left over from previous projects.
Second Friday was fun as always, and looking forward to the next! Of course I always like to have an actual show happening during art walk, but this is a nice alternative when we don’t have anything going on downtown, and more people seem to be setting up on the sidewalk now, so it’s having more of a festival feel in some areas, so that’s cool.
up next… new airbrush painting, and starting my Duck this week, so I’ll be posting the progress!