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1  COOKING / Dessert / Shark Week Cake! on: August 05, 2010 11:52:43 AM
I have been in a crafty mood lately and I love baking! Not so much the eating, but the creating part is always fun. I chose my theme in spirit of Shark Week on Discovery Channel. This is also my first time using fondant and I kind of marbleized the color with some blue food coloring. The letters were kinda last minute and since it's just for my family I didn't feel like taking extra time to make them all neat and perfect. The cake itself is red velvet (what else, when Shark Week is around?!) with pink buttercream frosting. I wanted to take a picture of the cake once it's cut but nobody is home from work to see it yet!



You can kinda see the fin of the other shark popping up on the other side!


Edit: Here's the inside after my brother devoured the cake haha Smiley It was delicious.
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / 50% free-hand, 100% pencil on: August 04, 2010 10:20:28 PM
This is from 3 years ago (same time as my watercolors, if you saw my other post) as well. We were supposed to find a profile of a person in a magazine, cut it in half, and free-hand the other side of their face. Looking back on this now I see a lot of imperfections with it, but simply for the fact that it is not 100% drawn by me I feel like going back and making corrections will be a waste of my time.







Again I know the photo quality is pretty terrible. I couldn't find the good camera Sad
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Abstract Building Collage...hooray for charcoal! on: August 04, 2010 10:00:03 PM
This was for a drawing class last semester. Our assignment was to find pictures of buildings, cut them apart, and arrange them collage-wise to our liking. Then we had to draw our little collage with charcoal onto a giganto piece of art paper. This is my finished product, done entirely in charcoal other than one or two areas that I felt deserved a sharpie just to make them 100% black rather than risking the grainy appearance. I think it adds a pretty decent variety of texture. Also the entire thing was drawn from my little glued together collage of buildings, except for the skyscraper-esque thing in the right corner, the black arrowish things on the left, and the spiral (which is part of a museum) was extended to look like it was fading out.





Apologies for the image quality. I did the best I could with what was available.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Simple Watercolors from back in the olden days on: August 04, 2010 09:50:46 PM
Just a few pretty simple and basic watercolors I did about three years ago back in high school. I guess I never got around to showing anybody except my momma haha Smiley

I realize this first one looks like the Rainbow Fish. Not intentional, but I suppose it might have been in the back of my mind when I was creating it. The assignment was basically to paint an image that included a gradation of the rainbow. I also realize the seaweed on the left has no outline. Oops!




Simple watercolor using shapes and painting each shape a different color than it's surrounding shapes.




You can tell this is old, just because it's a "Christmas card" design, but it's actually over 3 Christmases old.




Thanks for looking!
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / 3D Stars and Buttons!! Glorious!!! (photo-happy, because I can) on: July 04, 2009 10:00:35 AM
Well I was bored and feeling crafty and my mom found some art paper lying around somewhere so I took advantage of the moment.

Here's how it happened. I:
1. used one sheet of paper to make 17 3D stars.
2. searched my button collection for decent-colored and circular buttons and picked a few from each color.
3. searched my stash of acrylic paints for colors matching the buttons.
4. painted a couple stars for each color and glazed them all with a Sculpey glaze because that's all I had available and I didn't feel like using up my clear nail polish.
6. punched a hole through each star with a large safety pin.
5. organized them in two necklaces, one slightly longer than the other. I made sure that the shorter one had more stars than buttons and the longer one had more buttons than stars.
6. got my hook and loops ready for action.
7. used fishing line and a large needle to weave my way through my colorful mess of creation and...

VOILA!!












6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Cosmo model on: July 04, 2009 09:10:19 AM
I saw a Covergirl ad in Cosmopolitan magazine last month for mascara and those ads always seem to have pretty faces. This one happened to be Drew Barrimore but my drawing turned out looking more or less like her. I completely changed the hair, it purposely looks nothing like the ad but everything else is supposed to be the same. I'm not sure how I feel about it, then again I'm my worst critic.

P.S. Since I don't have a scanner, the pictures were all taken with a camera so there's slight discoloration due to the lighting.





7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Ginnypoo loves 'Arry on: August 27, 2007 10:35:58 PM
Hooray hooray for sketching! I had something like an epiphany today, and it made me realize that I had an urge to draw Ginny and Harry togezah forevah. And so I did.



Perhaps not the best quality photo of it seeing as it's a photo and not a scanned imagio. Hope you like it!

Oh and also, Harry is odd-looking because about 95% of the time I draw girls, not boys. But Harry is a boy so I had to draw a boy and I tried my best. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to make his lips lippier. Why can't boys just have girly looking lips? They would be so much easier to draw.
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / At a loss for ideas on: October 21, 2006 12:42:52 PM
I have two weeks two come up with something for Halloween and I have no idea what to do!  Everything I find on here seems to be too time consuming for me.  AND I'm practically broke so anything I make will have to be made out of what I have lying around the house. 

I have a whole bunch of different crafty items and some acrylic paint and some green face paint and two tshirts available for destruction..if that helps.

And also if it helps, I'm kinda short and I have brown hair so..

Any suggestions?
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / uno drawing of me and my best friend on: July 21, 2006 09:38:27 PM
drawing is a good time passer when there's nothing else to do.  You don't have to try hard or anything and sometimes it still comes out good!  Like this for example:

This would be my drawing when it was just in pencil (except where I started tracing because I forgot to take a picture)
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00055.jpg

And this is what it looked like with the lines traced
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00056.jpg

Closer look because the previous one's a tad blurry
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00058.jpg


hmm....i just realized as I was posting this that i don't like it very much.  there's a good chance that i'll end up throwing it away.  i'm so hard on myself.
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Marks for books. (aha. oh so clever.) on: July 12, 2006 10:05:27 PM
So basically I am obsessed with attacking paper with clear packing tape.  I have many many more bookmarks than these, but they were not created, just taped.  Ya know, like they're printed pictures of things and..yeah you get the picture.  Anyyywayy..

I really really hate my camera's tendency to discolor practically EVERYTHING.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00029.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00028.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00027.jpg
No need to see the back of this one.  The middle part's wax paper so it looks the same from the other side.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00026.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00025.jpg
yay! Beach stickers!

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00024.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00023.jpg
Ugh.  This one's probably the worst discoloration.  The first picture shows light pink background with light purple over it.  The second one is maroon background with the same purple over it.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00021.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00022.jpg
I'm so proud of my clover-producing back yard.
Four-leaf clovers = Victims of clear packing tape attacks

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00020.jpg
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/made4music/IMG00019.jpg
One I made for my dad.  I doubt he's used it yet..the fool.

Well, that's it.  I hope I didn't cause you to wait too long for the pictures to load.  I know how that can suck sometimes.
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