Nico (vilakins) wrote,

Day 29 - Twisty Kenyan Soapstone Thing

I wasn't feeling well for some of the day and also had to go out, so I cast about for a quick subject for today's naarmamo. This is an ornament my brother gave me a few years ago, a lovely smooth golden thing made of some sort of smooth shiny stone with tiny little mottled marks on it. It didn't look right till I found a suitable brush and added speckles in a darker and a lighter colour.

[Edit] I have been told that it's a Kenyan soapstone loop, hand carved, and sold by Fair Trade. This makes sense because my brother's bought me other beautiful things from the Fair Trade shop.

Twisty Thing

My brother and I have similar taste. He once gave me a book I already had, another time we exchanged identical presents, and he's also given me a straw-fired vase which beautifully matches another vase and cat I have in the same finish. :-)

My NaArMaMo 2009 Gallery is here.

Tags: art making month 2009
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