I'm in love with how my little #trilobite#fossil#magnet turned out! I opted to go in a more unique direction and #paint it as though it were still alive, hence the flashy colors (especially the sparkly blue "ocean" surrounding it)! 😁 Note the golden #glitter on the eyes. I was trying to suggest #compoundeyes while also obliquely referencing the fact that #trilobites are sometimes #pyritized ... that is, preserved in #foolsgold ! My only mild disappointment is that the yellow swishes on its face didn't turn out as thin and crisp as I wanted, but that's because I didn't have a fine enough brush. I'm still very pleased at how it look on my fridge! I accidentally let the neighbor kids take theirs home before I could get a pic; I'll ask If I can snap one tonight! Look up @miketharme if you'd like to buy one of these yourself! #fridgemagnet#painting#paleoart#dinosauractivity#homedecor#decor#activitytime
African Pietersite, moldavite and a pyritized ammonite from Russia.
Pietersite, also caled tempest stone, is a type of tiger's eye which was broken up and solidified during its period of formation millions (?) Of years ago. This is why it has the tiger's eye shine but not it's consistent pattern
Moldavite is a type of tektite. Meaning that it is the glass formed by the impact of a meteor. Those tektites found in the Moldovian valley are the only ones that have this crazy greenish hue. It has been theorizied that some famous mystic items, such as the emerald tablet and the holy grail, were made of this stuff. According to new age metaphysics it will solve all your problems forever.
Ammonites are ancient sea creatures (50 million years ago?) that were kind of like squids crossed with snails (what you're seeing is the shell). In this case the shell was in the right conditions for pyrite to form over it.