Ramblings of Art and Life

January 20, 2015 Uncategorized 2

Not really a book or discussion post per se. But I thought I’d mention what I’ve been up to since I haven’t gotten as much reading done as I would have liked the last week or so. As I’m sure you noticed given last week I only got one book review posted.

I’m finally getting the hang of my new job, I have to pester my managers less than I used to. And so I thought I’d get more book time. But RL reared it’s ugly head and I’ve been running all over town like a madwoman for the last 10 days or so for different reasons.


In more fun news, I picked up a few more things to paint! I have a slight addiction to painting ceramics. And years ago I also painted small wooden jewelery/trinket boxes. I picked up 3 cute wooden trinket boxes the other day to paint, I just need to come up with ideas on what I want to do with them.


One of those mermaids is going to be painted in Ariel’s colors, because I want to. *grins* Haven’t decided on the other 2 yet. Still have to get a table to paint on as well, but I can’t seem to help buying more things to paint in the meantime!


And my question for you lovely people… I have this keychain I’ve had since I was quite small and stole it off my Dad. It’s my absolute favorite because of the clasp-thing. Instead of being the annoying circles you have to pry open to put keys on, or the clippy ones that tend to bend out of shape, it has this little bar that slots in, and then screws into place. But it’s super old and chipping, and I thought I’d look around to see if I could get another one before I manage to destroy this one. And I can’t for the life of me find one, or figure out what the clasp is called so I can have a better chance of finding one on Google/etsy/ebay.


Anyone have any idea what this kind of keychain is called? Or where I might be able to get another one?

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2 Responses to “Ramblings of Art and Life”

    • SilvaraWilde

      Someone e-mailed me about the keychains, you can apparently get something similar enough in some hardware stores. So I will be on the lookout for them there!

      Yes, I buy the unglazed, fired ceramics, and then paint them with acrylic paints. After that’s all dry and I’m happy with how they look, I then use a matte varnish to protect the paint. I just paint that on over top of everything and leave it to dry for a day. Works really well!

      Once I actually get a table in my library/art room, I’ll be able to finish some of the pieces on my shelf and will show them off. The angel with the copper paint in the background of that picture will be the first to be done. Planning on doing gold for the rest of her dress and silver wings to make a Fall Angel out of her.

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