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1  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / My Place On Passage Des Postes - Watercolor on: March 11, 2010 06:44:23 AM
My best friend and I went to Paris in 2007, and this is drawn and painted from a snapshot of the street we stayed on.

2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Drawings from Design 1 - pic heavy on: March 11, 2010 06:42:57 AM
Here are a couple experiments from my design class that i just finished (believe it of not, my first art class ever, but i was mostly self taught before that)
a test before I did my final, which I did it stipling, which is wayyy nicer looking than my crosshatching, but I don't have a picture of it yet.

peaches

close ups of the panels



Vases

Skull
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Vintage Pencil Roll on: January 07, 2010 06:54:16 AM
My Grandma gave me a boatload of vintage fabrics from the 70's/80's (so some of them are garish, and unwearable..)

But I am in an art class and decided that instead of digging through my pencil bag trying to find stuff, I would make a pencil roll.







4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Painting - Alice in wonderland/Through the looking glass on: November 06, 2009 06:42:57 PM
I joined the book club, and our group's book was Alice's adventures in wonderland and Through the looking glass.

I started drawing this up before realizing the scope of it - I decided that not only would it be awkward/spendy to ship, but it might be a little bit above a medium/small, after putting about 30 hours into it.(instead of homework, but who's counting.) anyway - here are the original sketch up and the painting.

The painting is from my phone - i didn't want to charge my batteries for my digital camera.



5  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / My Bathroom on: October 18, 2009 02:45:52 PM
So.. I didn't really create anything here. I received two plastic beakers full of candy, got rid of the candy and filled them with soaps, popped a pump in of them and called it good - I also have two thick glass bottles i received as a gift, one has soap, the other has red bath balls in it, and there is an empty beaker for flowers. Of course, the two bloody handprints, and a bunch of mixed pillars.

I think the pillars are a bit strange looking - all of my pillars are the same diameter for some reason, and most of them are the same height.  It's kind of creepy.

anyways.. here it is.. and yes, my bathroom is bright red
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Star Wars Grocery bag on: September 27, 2009 08:53:53 PM
I am trying to make a bunch of christmas presents. one of my best friends is male, and hard to shop for. I bought some fabrics of his favorite things (star wars, the beatles, transformers) with the intent of making him some grocery bags and maybe a ditty bag, but after some rhetorical probing, i was feeling uneasy about them.. (I'll just have to off-put the girliness of the gifts with some home made chocolates and candy.

here is my first grocery bag, modeled after the smaller bags - this fabric was limited. Also - it is full of fabric  because it is pretty lightweight, so it looks a bit lumpy!





7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Cult-Classic Royalty - Ash The King and Princess Zelda on: August 27, 2009 09:01:02 PM
The Ash shirt is fabric paint - White on Orange, I put too much on and the paper started to stick to the paint, so it looks weird. Plus I used freezer paper as both a stencil and to keep it from bleeding to through, so I think that had something to do with the reaction of the paper. (Also - the flash kind of makes it look like there is a shadow - that's not there.)

Army Of Darkness' Ash

My second attempt at this shirt with bleach

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Newest Felt brooches, and a needle book on: August 27, 2009 08:52:16 PM
My newest brooches - My favorite is the Sugar Skull. I like making them, but they are time consuming!

Sugar Skull

Owl

Needle book front

Needle book center
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / My first tshirt post - Dawn of the Dead on: August 16, 2009 10:03:38 AM
I have been super inspired by all of the tshirt surgery sites out there. I finally got a good technique for bleach stencils, and It translates perfectly for fabric paint, minus the spray bottle. 

I hate the necks on tshirts (fruit of the loom has especially tight necks) and I have found a very flattering cut on me, which I have been using on all of my blank shirt (square neck, scoop back, that way I can show off my tattoo. The neckline on this one didnt come out right, and the shirt itself is really long.

I am thinking about fabric painting lower and then hemming up, but I think I like having the band of zombies.

The Full Shirt:

Close up on the words:

The Zombies:

10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / White Stripes Zentangle Collage on: August 12, 2009 07:13:43 PM
I was inspired by all of these zentangle posts lately.. I have done a few in the past, but I am going back to school this fall (after 6 years - i am super nervous) and I want my supplies to be unique to me.

I basically drew the collage on the planner cover and then onto tracing paper and used carbon transfer paper to cut out each piece of hair.

If you know anything about the White Stripes, they only wear red white and black. I tried to make all of the strands be one of these three, though Meg's hair has a bit of flesh color (it was all from a tattoo mag)

It is also a little confusing, I have a red and white striped decoration in the back - it makes meg's look a bit weird. Busy, if you will.


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