I know this charm would creep out my friend Tracy, but I happen to like spiders. I have a connection to them, and have used them in quite a few pieces of artwork. It has to do with my life as a weaver & spinner...something I haven't done for years. But I'll always love spiders. I especailly loved the wonderful webs we would get out on our balcony in CA...so pretty with just a bit of dew on them & the artful weaver sitting somewhere in that web.
I also love bird nests...another skillfully woven masterpiece, made to lay eggs & raise those baby birds until they can fly away on their own. I used a pre-rusted wire for this...it was a bit of a challenge to weave the wire in & out to hold the nest together, but I can see making more of these in the future. My needle nose pliers became a good friend while creating this nest.
I'm a member of the ArtCharms group on Yahoo...and every Thursday night, there is an on-line chat. Most Thursday nights, I forget about it...but last week I remembered to go into the chat. We talked about finding the time to create & also about some swap ideas. I'm not sure how we got onto the topic, but the idea of postage stamps in mica came up & someone asked me to post an example of that...so the last charm above is the one I just made. My friend Kimber sent me a bunch of bird image postage stamps & I selected the one above for my charm. I have a love-hate relationship with mica, but this one turned out ok.
And yes, once again I forgot about the chat last night.
So that's some of what I've been playing with this week...what have you been up to?