So, as obvious by my more recent uploads/new folder, I've picked up a new project to work on when the mood strikes me. So far, I think its going very well, and I can see vast improvement in my technique from when I first started a little over a month ago to now. The basic flowers, I can churn them out so easily at this point... I think the part that takes me the longest now is tracing out the pattern. And it's actually kind of soothing to do, as weird as that might sound. Keeps my hands and eyes busy, but lets me think and listen without being distracting.
I've had a few people that I've shown these to suggest that I should try to sell them. I hesitate on the idea because I think they're a little on the big side for most people (in my opinion), but who knows? Maybe fashion is going in that direction... hard for me to tell, I spend most of my 'social time' outside of the truck surrounded by big, hairy, surly trucker guys. And I don't think I can convince them to wear these clips in their beards.