It was a combination of finding materials for a magic wand I'm making for a student and the fact that I've been working on the technical end of our school's production of Beauty and the Beast that made me do this, I think. Whatever it was, I found myself in posession of a clear, rose-shaped acrylic bead. I had some other oddments lying around, so I decided to make this little project for my wife:
In addition to the rose bead, what you're looking at consists of a paperclip, green electrical tape, some glass and acrylic pieces set in plastic resin, the top of an old solar powered garden light, and two red LEDs. It's powered by a 9v battery concealed in the base, with a switch on the bottom.
Now I have to make the big one for the show. Should be fun.
Click the image to see the animation. These photos taken by my dad.
When I was a kid I used to do a lot of landscape sketches like this. The other day I saw something that gave me an idea, and this was what happened when I sat down to try it out.
Only a beginning, really. Done in Photoshop CS6 with a Wacom Graphire 4 tablet (because my Intuos 5 is broken). We'll see if it goes anywhere.