I started with this horrible, youth large, too short sleeved t-shirt from value village, that said value village on the back. The only picture I have from before is really horrible, but basically it sucked. Oh it had a sort of mock turtleneck type thing.
Anyways, at one time, I put a zipper down the front, but it sucked and looked like crap. So I did this instead.
(excuse the silly face)
I thought this little thing would annoy me, but I kind of like it.
It was kind of tough, because I ended up having to take it completely apart and stuff, and it took way longer than it should have. I dunno, I think I like it.
Ok, so this wouldn't be for awhile, but next year, I have to do a project to graduate. I'm thinking about doing it on something related to sewing. We have to have a mentor for this, and I just wanted to see if anyone would have any interest in mentoring me. I'm not exactly sure what you would have to do, and I'm also not exactly sure what my project would be, but it would probably be something about sewing clothes. So if there's anyone knowledgeable in that area that would be interested in helping me out, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks!
I'm quite a nerdy kid at heart, and I loved the Chronicles of Narnia as a child. I started reading them again, and remembered how awesome Reepicheep is. If you've read them, I'm sure you'll agree, he's the best. So I made a stencil.
But that stencil needed to go on something, right? Well I had this old red sweatshirt, so comfortable and stuff, but the whole pocket was stained with some gross black stuff. I have no idea what it was. So I stiched that on there (at school, no less), and this is what I ended up with.
I've been meaning to make something Hunter S. Thompson related since my failed attempt (first ever stencil!) at the Gonzo fist thingie. And talk of a HST swap (should I join? I don't know) reminded me of that. So I made this shirt.
The actual stenciling is pretty bad, lots and lots of bleeding, but I don't mind too much. The stencil took AGES to cut out, I picked a pretty bad font for cutting (I wanted it to look typewriter-ish). And actually, I'm not sure the quote is actually how it is supposed to be. I had to find it online because I didn't own the book at the time I started cutting it (found it at the used book store a couple weeks ago! yay for awesome books costing only 2 dollars!). Anyways, since you probably can't read it very well, it says "no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of the world. whatever it meant . . . "
Well, not very recent. Just ones I've forgotten to post.
James and the Giant Peach. Made this after watching the movie with some kids I babysit. They were scared by it, but I made them watch it anyways 'cause I hadn't seen it in a long time. I'm not the best babysitter. A little selfish.
Elvis Costello. Just because. Because he's awesome. And it's brown because brown rocks. This one was made a long time ago, and with several washings, it's begun to fade a bit where I didn't apply enough paint. Crappiness.
This is the shirt it's on. Plain and white. Giant shirt I stole from my stepdad and made smaller. Skinnier that is, I like my shirts long. I still want to do something with the sleeves. I think they want to be puffy.
And finally a Who patch I made late one night to celebrate my rediscovered love and slight obsession with them. It's on my school bag.
So yeah, they're really not that exciting, nothing very difficult (well the Elvis Costello one was a little hard, kind of detailed). No multi-color ones.
Heh, I don't know why my title is so formal, but it is. Anyways, drawing class last semester we had to do a charcoal portrait and I chose to do him. There are things I wish were better, but I am rather pleased with it. I would appreciate honest, constructive criticism, as I would really like to improve. Thank you for looking.
Oh, I apologize for the bad quality of the photo of it. Hopefully I'll get a better one soon.
My friends and I have decided we need to have a party for New Year's Eve, and as we are currently obsessed with the 50s, we want it to be 50s themed. I've only got a week, and I need ideas for decorations, food, drinks, etc. Any ideas you've got! thanks.