Announcing the first in a series of online workshops on Craft Magic! Presented by Rebecca
The Greeks and Romans used winged phalloi amulets to ward off evil. They'd even make windchimes out of them.
Ursula Vernon, a favorite artist and author of mine, started drawing <a href=http://ursulav.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=%2F&q=phalloi>really adorable ones some while ago, and fires a few more off from time to time.
I've been wanting for a while now to make ridiculous cute brightly colored polyclay phalloi, half as amulets and half as fan work for Ms. Vernon. I finally got 'round to it.
Presenting the Phabulous Phlying Phalloi:
That's the first batch of 'em. The green and yellow were prototypes, basically, and they came out pretty well, so then I made the other two, and got a little fancier. The orange one has bronze wings and looks like he's off on one of Hermes' missions, while the pink putti-style one has a light pink/blue shimmer on his little head (and he's less beige and more cute-pink). They're about 2-2.5" long, with as much as a 2.75" wingspan.
I will be selling these, for $25 + $5 shipping. The first sale or two pays for more materials, so I can pick up more colors and some glaze and make more.
Eventually, I need a better camera and a macro lens.