You can uncensor the wax genitalia below if you click the photo, but instead or additionally you can read the rest of this entry and see some more of the recent candle work I’ve been doing. I’m slowly creating more molds and slowly creating more final stock as well so that in the new year I can finally put them up for sale (although a couple of lucky early adopters have already bought pieces from me).
Yeah bring on the dickhead jokes. It’s just sitting up there for the picture though. Don’t tell me you’ve never rested someone’s junk on your head for the right photo.
First of all, I wanted to again mention that I got a new order of beeswax. The original stuff that I’d gotten way back when was German. The quality is wonderful but the colour is quite light and the scent, while most definitely natural beeswax, is quite light as well. The skull on the right in the pictures below is the German beeswax. More recently I ordered some Canadian beeswax (left skull), which is a deep orange, and has a wonderful honey smell that, to me, is what beeswax is “supposed to” smell like and look like. The pricing is about the same so this is definitely what I’ll continue ordering. So far I’ve cast three skulls (one German, two Canadian) and tomorrow I’m going to cast two of them in the cheaper soy wax.
I also made a couple of subincision candles. Bet you haven’t seen those before! I had to mount the wick a little far back in the head — about where a small reverse PA would come out. If it was deeper it would look weird, and if it was shallower, the wick would be practically visible in the subincision and it would burn down silly-fast. Anyway, this was a lot of fun.
Those pictures are slightly blurry — it’s quite something in person and very detailed. Those that like this sort of thing will be really happy I think. That said, these are not the final copies, because ‘J’ has made the wonderful and generous offer of sending some bigger and better castings that can be used for fun projects like this. That’s another thing I’ll be looking forward to while I’m in the super-boring locked-down hospital ward (I’m not allowed visitors, even though it’s the holidays).
Other than that, Caitlin and I went to a talent show at Nefarious’s school where she and some friends did a singing performance, and after supper we went sledding again, and much more fun stuff. Caitlin and I watched Survivor as we have for, what, twenty-something seasons, and I was super-relieved to see that the finale takes place the day before my hospital check-in. I was totally paranoid that I was going to miss it. I think my priorities are messed up. I once skipped out on going to play poker with Ben Affleck and Kevin Smith because I didn’t want to miss the show. Yeah…
Anyway, I’m running around like a madman for the next few days trying to get every last minute thing done. We’ll see if I have time to post.