The last couple of years, rather than fight the crowds, I've made Christmas presents. This year was no exception, and after the rush of commissioned gifts this year, I set aside a couple of days last week to get my personal gifts done. Many thanks to my wife Darla for her help with ideas!
I come from a large family, so we draw names for gifts. This year I got my brother Seth's name. He's an extremely talented artist, and one of his recurring characters is a killer rabbit.
Check out this vid for an example of his work:
So I did this metal version of his rabbit. It's actually about 20" tall, and it has a hook on the back to hang on a wall.
My wife drew my younger brother Travis, so I made this Tattooed Metal old english D belt buckle for him:
For my mom and Darla's mom, Darla suggested some type of pendant, maybe a heart. So I came up with this simple design:
And then for my sister Amie and brother in law Kris, we came up with the idea of a "stick figure" family made from nuts and bolts...complete with Dakota the mutt!