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And, time for an art whip.  I thought I would post the build here as it advances.  The ship is wood burned on mahogany veneer and put on a kind of ferrule situation over the handle.  The Kraken is hand sculpted and cured in the oven.

https://i.imgur.com/jrhwdYJ.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/6aoulIo.jpg

And after painting, with the first coat of clear epoxy:
https://i.imgur.com/OKpZi9M.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Gyv1I19.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/WzP8cdP.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/QaX8kdg.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ZskN3pS.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PQ247j6.jpg

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Very nice Jessie.
I love the iridescence on the Kraken.

Ron

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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This is astonishing, Jessie! 

After waiting to see if I could work out the meaning of 'Kraken' from the context - and finding I couldn't - I've now resorted to Google.  All I can say is 'Golly!'  This really is the stuff of nightmares!  Well, of mine, at least....

But this is very beautifully executed.  As I said, astonishing!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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This is simply completely awesome, as only you can do, WS!

Inch by inch.

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Oh my... you really outdid yourself there Jessie. Astonishing! You are truly a woman of many talents.

I love seeing your whips come to live and this one is truly gorgeous.

Sven

You've chosen wisely...

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Thank you everyone

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It, most certainly, does not disappoint. Well done, Jessie!

Why did she fall? Her mass distorted space-time to produce the effect we know as gravity...

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I struggled with putting this in the art section or here; however, since this does pertain to my business and ultimately, my message of heath through whipcracking, I am going to post here.  As everyone knows, I have been going to school for some time for graphic design--logos and symbols being my favorite.  I decided to utilize the tools I have at my disposal to make a line of swag for my whipmaking business.  I'm a firm believer that looking good makes you feel good, which is why I make my whips the way I do.  Beauty is motivation.  I am no stranger to hip scarves and pretty hair do dads to wear while I practice, so here we go.  I have coffee mugs, leggings, shirts, blankets, pillows, phone cases and in the process came up with a whip couple that represents Sui Generis Whips well.  I'm still thinking of a name for my people. 

Swag store:  https://teespring.com/stores/sui-generi … wag?page=1

And a couple examples:
This one changes according to what "thing" the design is on:

https://i.imgur.com/CwagkP6m.png

And I have a guy and girl version of everything

https://i.imgur.com/A0CriYim.pnghttps://i.imgur.com/49mQHXrm.png

For couples

https://i.imgur.com/f8HAGdwm.png

And some fitness inspiration

https://i.imgur.com/1P7GT56m.png

An oldie, but goody

https://i.imgur.com/cBdKSf3m.png

'MERICA!!!! Because...'Merica. 

https://i.imgur.com/JQ5dzkDm.png

More to come.

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Brilliant, Jessie!  I hope these sell really well!  smile

'Less is often more!'

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Up until now my favourite handle you've made had been your "Willow", but that Kraken has stolen a place in my heart, I don't have words for how incredibly awesome that thing is, and I'm supremely jealous of the lucky lucky individual who winds up with it in their collection.

Practice does not actually make perfect; Perfect practice makes perfect.

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Finally, The Kraken is finished and was delivered to its new owner last night.  The thong is 10 feet, the handle 12 inches in dark and light blue and teal.  A dreary day at the punchbowl, but I was able to get a couple of shots. 

https://i.imgur.com/FHLTuqzm.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/hxwq4GHm.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/D1XnNgBm.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/9kgNyE2m.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/61H9PGGm.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RZFI3Srm.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/BLD8AI2m.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Ws7yqVom.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/guQ94Xnm.jpg

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Jessie, the images seem very small. Are they thumbnails thta are supposed to link to the full size photos?

Why did she fall? Her mass distorted space-time to produce the effect we know as gravity...

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Scott, you might try to refresh your browser. (F5)
If you are using your phone make it a website view.
I see them as full photos.

Ron

Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.

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WS, what a beautiful work of art, I believe this is your best yet.

Inch by inch.

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This looks absolutely beautiful! smile
Great job, Jessie!

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THEY ARE THUMBNAILS.  oops cat on my keyboard.  They are thumbnails.

Thank you everyone.

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Beatiful!

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Love the colors, Jessing and the handle is fantastic.

Diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

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Simply amazing Jessie, I'm blown away by your creativity on this one.

Practice does not actually make perfect; Perfect practice makes perfect.

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So, you all know my story and why I make whips.  I really want to continue to do this with the intention of creating whips for exercise, but as everyone knows, it all has to start somewhere. I have a special concern for people who are super morbidly obese.  People who find it painful to stand, who don't exercise because they think they can't.  People like the old me.  I was lucky enough to be able to stand and crack whips in short spurts, but some people are genuinely chair bound and this is where my idea came from:  Short whips that can be used while seated in a chair and used either in the house or outside.  Big deal, a short whip is pretty easy to come by, yes.  I am assuming any whip will do, but when I made these, my intention was to give them a certain weight to allow them to be a little more heavy at the heel since there is no leverage that would be present by a standing body.  The weight then travels lightly all the way down giving you a heel-heavy smooth whip that should be well balanced to a seated person.  Here is my prototype.

3 foot 7 inches long, twisted taper core, weighted and tightly sinew bound, a hockey tape bolster with more weight (I use lead fishing line) and sinew bound, then a 12-plait overlay in 325.

https://i.imgur.com/tG5sj3q.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/moPxiwO.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/aGhaWFL.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/LgwD8XK.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RCFmPO2.jpg

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