So recently (about 3 days ago), I lost my job. This just so happened to occur the week before my friend's baby shower, and I had not yet purchased her a gift. Knowing that I would be tight on cash, I went out and got some yarn and a set of crochet needles (I guess they're called needles..?) and taught myself how to crochet. Within 24 hours of learning how to crochet, I created this beanie for the baby, which is going to be a boy--and I'm the kind of person who likes to make baby clothing/toys/etc. a non-traditional color (because I've found the mother appreciates getting something a different color in the sea of pink or blue gifts that she would otherwise receive).
I found the tutorial somewhere online--just googled, "how to crochet a baby beanie," lol. It's all done in single crochet, and it took me about 12 hours on and off (mostly because, since I'm not used to it yet, my hands kept cramping up, and because I was stitching very, very slowly).
I think I did a darn good job on it, especially it being the first piece I've ever crocheted! Please tell me what you think
My very first tattoo ever, designed by me, and done a week or two after I turned 18:
The flash washed it out--the colors are definitely bolder in real life. I don't love it, partially because it's kind of cliche, and partially because it's not the ideal design (guess I didn't think about it long enough before getting it), but it was my first, and it was my own design, so that's good enough for me Might wind up getting it updated one day or something...dunno....
Here's my most recent tatt, done April 2008, and still not completed [[the distortion is only due to the way I was standing]] :
It was designed by my friend Loren, who is an AMAZING artist: http://hiiiloren.deviantart.com/ At the moment, she's actually apprenticing at a tattoo shop, so once she's finished apprenticing, she's going to be the one to finish up the tattoo! I can't wait!!
I have plans for a few more, one of which is going to be photography-related, since I'm an aspiring photographer (here's my site: http://www.wix.com/renduh/1 ) I know I want to have a camera IN the tattoo, but I haven't decided what I want exactly, yet. Probably a cool photography quote to go along with it. If anyone has any ideas they wanna throw at me, feel free--I'm open to suggestions
So, I've had the urge for awhile now to make itty bitty foods out of clay....dunno why, since I haven't used clay to make anything in around 5 years. These are the first that I've made--ever. I've never tried to make clay food before....so don't be too harsh >_O
Here ya go!
Chocolate cake slice with strawberry filling (a necklace):
Vanilla ice cream cone (also a necklace):
Hot dog bracelet (one plain, one with ketchup, and one with "everything"--ketchup, mustard, and relish):
I used Sculpey oven bake clay for all of them. So, what d'you think?
[[For better pictures, my deviantart is RenDuH.deviantart.com ]]
My boyfriend and I got a Wii a couple of months ago, and he's gotten very into Super Smash Bro.s Brawl. I've had an extra bag of Polyfil lying around for some time now, and have been looking for projects to do with it.
Being that I haven't made very many plushies...ever...I've been looking for a relatively simple one. So today, when I was watching the bf play his game, I remembered the Sandbag that I'd seen him beating on so often, and decided to make a plushie out of it! haha
And here are the results:
And an "action shot" of my boyfriend with his new friend...and a goofy face:
So, yes, I'm an aspiring photographer...honestly trying to make it into a career. I've never taken any classes, so I know that a lot of my stuff is still really rough--keeping that in mind, though, constructive criticism is always appreciated
Just please, don't be like the people on Model Mayhem and attempt to tell me that my MODELS are hurting my portfolio....(and people ask me why I deleted my MM account...) Especially seeing as, for most of them, it's their first time in front of the camera <3
(Pictures go chronologically, from least to most recent)
My earliest that I still have on my computer, taken 2005-ish (I was 15 or 16):
Makeup and styling in the next two was by me as well:
My most recent shoot with models:
And, my most recent picture--taken yesterday for a contest. (the theme was "loneliness"--and it's a self portrait)
Thank you so much for looking--and I'm sorry for such a HUGE post!!
So, every year, I volunteer at a haunted house at my community center. I've gotten semi decent at doing the cheesy, overdone makeup, but recently I was bored, and decided to put my makeup skills to a more artistic (and a bit more realistically gruesome) use:
And apparently, some of my friends (who only saw the above picture of the "black eye") didn't believe that it was makeup...so to prove that my boyfriend ISN'T abusive, I took these pictures as well:
The black eye is a few different shades of blush (purples, pinks, and reds, highlighted in the right places), and the "blood" on my lips is some red "body" makeup stick (aka, you can use it as lipstick, eyeliner, or whatever...I LOVE this stuff--got it during Halloween, but I use it for everyday makeup and it looks fine, too...only $2, and it's not even halfway gone!!).
And here's one of my haunted house makeup (a bit more cheesy, but it needs to be--the haunted house is so dark that everything needs to be over-emphasized ) :
It was done with white face makeup, black "body" makeup stick for the eyes, red "body" makeup stick for the lips, and fake blood for the cuts.
This is the first plushie/doll/whatever you want to call it I've ever made (not including the one I made back in 8th grade, directly from a store bought pattern), all from scratch.
My friend Leti is pregnant with a baby girl, due the first week of March, and her baby shower is this Sunday. I made her this bunny for the baby, and also got a matching outfit (for the baby, not for Leti, haha). For Leti...margarita mix. XD
Anyhow, here are the pictures--tell me what you think! It was inspired by a doll that my grandmother made for me when I was a baby.
True-to-color pictures (taken outside, rather than washed out with a flash):
Indoor pictures (color is a little more red than in real life):