Getting started with the first completed design for the “Animal Guides” series. This series was inspired by the “Save the Bees” Protest Hex sign. The Bee sign is kind of a crossover, as it could be seen as an Animal Guide sign (please let me know if that is your intention, as I will do a slightly different blessing for that purpose!)
Since the Black Lives Matter movement was a primary motivator in my starting on this project (which morphed into a major new direction in my work/life balance!) I decided this should be the next set that I hand-paint for sale. As with all of the Protest Hex project, giving back is important. A portion of the profits from this will go to a local “bail fund” to support BLM protestors.
When I created my first set of hand-painted hex signs (for my own deck) I used a 1/8″ thick birch board from WoodPeckers Crafts. While this thickness is very nice, I found it difficult to find a good way to hang it. The stretchy plate holders I planned to use caused bowing, it was too thin to drill into, and the lightness caused some blowing in the wind.