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71  Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: June 12, 2013 05:58:11 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: June Quidditch Challenge
Project Name: Tribal Orange Flame Pendant Necklace
Brief Description:I was having trouble coming up with something orange so I started doodling on some shrinky dink and came up with this. I originally was going to make it with a lot more pieces sort of like a bib necklace but the pieces ended up a lot larger than I thought so I actually ended up with four necklaces and three pairs of earrings!

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72  Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: June 12, 2013 05:46:23 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: House Unity
Project Name: Ravenclaw Friendship Bracelet
I have been trying to learn some more complicated techniques for tying bracelets especially the lettered kind but after completely failing at some of the patterns I wanted to do I decided to start from the beginning and review the basic knots before I worked up to more complicated designs. So here is a basic chevron bracelet in Ravenclaw colors to show that Slytherins can be friendly with other houses.
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73  Re: HP Craftalong ~Summer Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: June 09, 2013 03:13:32 PM
Finally, I have a couple of little projects to get in the game with!

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bean Challenge: Marmalade
Project Name: A Penny Jar For MommaAquaheart
Description: I had a really hard time coming up with an idea that uses a jar So my mom told me that she needed a penny jar so I could paint her one. She picked out the colors and told me she wanted flowers and this is what I came up with:

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It was fun doing this craft, It felt like I was in camp again!

Class/Challenge/House Pride:House Pride
Project Name: Slytherin Friendship Bracelet
Brief Description: I used to make friendship bracelets when I was younger and I found the process very zen like, I need some zen so I decided to start making them again. Also it kind of fits the theme of summer camp.
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74  Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: March 17, 2013 04:51:59 AM
I wanted to post these with my previous post but the pic uploader did something weird  Undecided Anyway, I have been working on an Alchemy OWL forever now and I have floundered around trying to figure out a style for the whole collection of art work so that it would be unified. I came up with some sprite like element babies that I posted pics of last semester and I was happy with those, but then I wandered in the dark for a while coming up with some studies like this:

After doing that kind of thing I finally hit on a direction I am going to stick with stylistically for the series. Here is a peek of what I came up with:

There are many times I thought of abandoning this OWL or pausing it and doing a different OWL and then coming back to this as a NEWT because it has become so much more expansive than I thought it would be, but the whole reason why I proposed this OWL was to practice discipline in following through with projects. so I am sticking to it!

One other note, I apologize that the Professor of Alchemy and DADA has been away from her office for a while, she has been seen by Nurse Pomfrey and has had to rest but she will catch up as soon as possible.
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75  Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: March 17, 2013 04:39:15 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride:
Project Name: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Bean: Bacon
Brief Description: A big part of my work is with mental health and using my creativity to create therapeutic experiences. For one of these experiences I planned a tea party because the people I work with had never experienced something like that. I had a whole fancy menu planned but at the last moment before I had prepared most of the treats it got rescheduled, But what was in the oven when I got the text that we had to cancel was some homemade feta, herb, mini quiches with baby spinach.
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I actually did this on Thursday, but I have been super sick and this is the first time I have had to post anything. Hope it's not too late!
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76  Blue Heart Doodle in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by TechnicolorAquahearts on: March 08, 2013 04:43:17 AM
Lately I have been doing a lot of these because I have been trying to draw every day even if it is just a doodle. I was particularly proud of this one  Grin

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77  Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: March 07, 2013 09:54:30 PM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
Project Name: Pretty Little Color Wheel
Brief Description: ErinAquaheart and I are going through an exciting time where we are getting to transform a room of our house into a new studio just for our art! I always hang up little pieces of inspiration around my desk so I made this little color wheel with watercolors to pin up. It fits Arithmancy because the colors are the parts and I put them together to make this color wheel.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Horcrux: Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem
Project Name: Ravenclaw Heart Abstract Art Piece
Brief Description: The story of Rowena Ravenclaw is that her daughter Helena ran away from her and after stealing her diadem, and she was so distraught at the loss of her daughter that it is believed that her broken heart lead to an earlier death. Despite her being broken hearted she was still very strong, intelligent, and multi-talented. I tried to portray not only the tears of sorrow that were shed at the beginning of the Ravenclaw tradition, but also the strength and diversity of talent that is present in Ravenclaw.
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78  My Very First Weaving Project (since 2nd grade): A Mug Rug in Weaving: Completed Projects by TechnicolorAquahearts on: March 02, 2013 03:56:36 AM
I have been wanting to try weaving for a while, so I decided to crack out some cardboard and make me a mug rug. My morning tea is an important ritual in my life, and I have been wanting some mug rugs to make it a more colorful experience. For a while I have been pouring over all kinds of complicated projects plans for building my own loom and weaving complicated patterns, but like I often do I was putting the cart before the horse, so I decided to start simple. It started of really well, the actual weaving part gave me no trouble at all and went a lot faster than I thought it would. Then came time to take it off the loom and all chaos broke loose. I don't even know how half of the mess ups happened but I felt like it was bleeding to death in my hands Cry BUT in the end I was able to cover up many of the mistakes and ended up with something I will be happy to use. Here are my process pics:

First the finished mug rug. The colors are actually neon blue, neon pink, and white but my camera had a hard time picking them up.

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79  Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2013~ *Join at any time!* in Craftalongs by TechnicolorAquahearts on: March 02, 2013 03:46:12 AM
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Flying
Project Name: A miniature replica of a flying carpet
Brief Description: What better way to understand an object than to make a model of one, so I wove a small replica of a flying carpet, of course it doesn't fly because to charm it would be to break the law banning flying carpets. Also this assignment was much more challenging than I thought it would be and there are many mistakes in it's craftsmanship, which I am sure could cause mishaps while flying. It was a great first attempt though. Even though it isn't as well executed as I would have liked, I will still enjoy using it as a small place mat or mug rug. It started out just fine, I thought I was keeping the tension even and the weaving didn't go too slowly, but after taking it off the loom it was chaos, maybe I need to do some more research on the proper methods of finishing them off.
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80  Floor Painting: Water Lilies As a Part of A Much Larger Koi Pond. in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by TechnicolorAquahearts on: February 25, 2013 12:09:52 PM
My GF ErinAquaheart has been laboring for several weeks now on a koi pond floor painting that she was commissioned to do, and she let me help by painting the water lilies. My lilies evolved over time and because of that some of them had to be removed with acetone so that I could paint them all in the final style. That was kind of sad because it resulted in the removal of one of my favorites, but luckily I got a picture of it!

Here is the one that got removed:

Which I can understand why the owner wanted it removed because it looked more like a dahlia really. Here is the final style that they are all in, this one is blue but there are also pink and yellow ones scattered around the floor:

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