Here we go...a friend (the one who invited me to the infamous "waste of time" artist gathering) asked me if I could fix a pendant for her - I'm pretty sure it's soapstone. She had whacked it on something and the tip was scratched and a little piece broke off.
I haven't attempted a repair before (for someone else) but I said sure, why not. It was a fairly easy process - I lightly filed the tip back to its previous shape, then started with my finest sandpaper and worked backwards til I found the grade that would erase nicks and scratches. Then I worked my way forward to the finest grade to make it shine.
It's good as new!
Here's my latest piece all sanded and polished up, yes, the more I look at it the more I like it.
This is my favourite angle...
It reminds me of this!! Or someone kneeling and praying.
This piece also has a little secret...a spiral carved into its base! I am hooked on spirals and their symbology. The main part of the carving also contains a spiral as the groove winds its way from the base to the very top. That's not possible to see in 2D photos.
And finally - Luna and Lily continue to provide CUTE CAT photo ops.
Luna is making the most out of a shaft of sunlight!
She always lies with her front legs stretched out.
I bought a little pet bed at Dollarama - unfortunately Lily chose to have her bottom on the side where there is a scooped out area for easy ins and outs.
If she'd only turn around she'd have a lot more space for snoozing opportunities.
Luna's favourite spot is still the upper section of the castle especially when it's sunny!
I haven't picked my next piece of soapstone because I finally got started on a little redecoration project which requires me to buy some paint. When it's finished I'll give you the tour :)
Happy Thursday everyone!