...err I mean Stags! In honor of it being a Leap Year, l will actually be creating 366 artworks on Carmex jar lids. Somehow the number 366 doesn't bring the period of one year to mind, thus the blog's name: "365 Days of Lip Service." I knew that whatever I made this day had to convey a sense of leaping. The stag silhouette was made from black polymer clay and affixed it to a small spring. This was mounted in a mokume gane base supported by millefiori cane slices. The rim is silver foiled clay impresses with vertical lines. I could share with you the delight of people who have had chance to handle this lid and how they respond when they pull the stag back and let it launch into "leaping" motion. I'm very fond of any artwork that is kinetic. Lid creations with moving components will be showing up throughout the year. May today's jar remind you to always look forward and spring into creative action whenever you get the chance.