I am in LA now, working. I found a nice place to stay about 4 miles from work! I've only found Aaron Bros. Art Mart near by, but I have a Mall , Sees, Target and Trader Joe's close - Tito's Taco's is 1 mile and next to it is Johnny's Pastrami -what more could i ask for! Beach is about 2 miles - evenings are nice and breezy and cool, and my roommate is a delight! I can only blog periodically, as work is all consuming, and once i start shooting (next Tuesday) i will use all of my spare time to sleep!....but if you email me personally I will answer you - just not immediately.
I finished some Black and White Charms for a swap with Amber Dawn. Not my best work - I had a hard time with the resin i used. I coated both sides and let them dry days in between, but when I packed them into baggies and took them to LA with me to enclose on cards and put rings on then mail, some of them flattened a bit and lost the high gloss shine. They look ok, just not to my satisfaction. I also, for the life of me, could not get my hand to cooperate with opening the split rings I wanted to attach, so i just made steel rings and included a separate split ring so that swappers could attach it if they wanted to. The charms are 2 sided, mostly eyeballs and pregnant women, but a few other images are thrown in because the other eyeball ones had the epoxy distorted too much.
I also have some mica charms due soon, so i will plan them today and make them next weekend. I'll post when they are finished.The Charms.....Art Cards to go with them (yikes! sorry for the blur)