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1  Capricorn Moon and the Latchkey kid in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by kilgore_trout on: June 06, 2015 07:28:11 AM
Okay, I'm about to speak a different language- if it doesn't make sense I hope the painting still speaks for itself, thanks for looking!

In astrology I have a Capricorn Moon, which isn't the most attractive moon to glow in the first place (the moon is in detriment in Capricorn), but at 13 my Moon was beat down by the transit Pluto/Uranus square that went down, so I painted something pretty out of it.









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2  Astrology painting- Birth chart of a double Virgo in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by kilgore_trout on: May 28, 2015 09:28:05 AM
This is a painting of someone's astrological birth chart (or natal chart). The man is a double Virgo (sun and rising sign)- which the hermit tarot card represents in tarot and absolutely fits him.
Birth charts are magical maps to the various and contradicting variables that make up each drastically different human being. More specifically, a birth chart is the exact moment you born in whatever city that was, the planets were somewhere in space around you- your birth chart is a snapshot of exactly where the planets were in the zodiac surrounding you at your exact birth time and place.
I hope that made sense, I feel like my paintings require so much explanation and I just confuse people...

Thank you for looking! 




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3  Oh my sweet spooky bird's due date solar chart suncatcher... !!! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by kilgore_trout on: May 27, 2015 10:49:14 AM
My most favorite suncatcher!
(I hope this isn't confusing! If nothing else try to just see it as a pretty beaded string...) This is an astrological suncatcher for the planetary alignment on October 23, 2015- my due date!!! A beaded 360 map of where the planets will be on 10/23/15 in Joshua Tree, CA.
A birth chart, or natal chart, is a snapshot of where the planets were in the zodiac surrounding the exact birth place the moment someone is born. A solar chart is used to represent entire days and is what's used when a birth time is unknown.
The sun catcher prism is at 0Scorpio and represents the baby's Sun and proceeds through the twelve zodiac signs.
Twelve planets and luminaries are represented by a gem or bead to their likeness, including: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, Chiron and the North Node.
Sign changes are noted by crystals in the color of it's  element (red -fire; blue-water, etc.)
Thanks for looking!






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4  Natal chART (play on words too easy to resist, but shamefully cheesy) in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by kilgore_trout on: October 14, 2014 09:43:32 AM






Wow I haven't been here in a few years... I've missed you Craftster!!!

Hi!!! This is a painting of my husbands natal chart. It's acrylic, glitter and gems on canvas 16" X 20"
I did it for his birthday. He's a Leo Sun/Moon, but they're both 8th house and he's got a Cap rising-- the most humble Leo that never roared... Hence the darker colors.

I wanted to say more but posting this took me an hour so I'll part now before I make it two. So good to see you again Craftster!
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5  XXXL MR. T shirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by kilgore_trout on: November 07, 2010 07:34:41 PM
I got this for $2 on a 90% off sale. It was HUGE and I wish I had taken pictures before, but You all know what way, way too big looks like. Here's the end result:
This is an action shot of my boyfriend catching me taking pictures of myself and laughing hysterically.



And the back:




Not a big deal, just glad to finally finish one out of ever growing pile of t-shirts to alter.

Thanks for looking!

Oh and here's a great quote from the man himself:
"I say, 'If you wash up more often, you won't have to grab your crotch.' I'm telling these guys, 'Why you gotta grab your crotch?' Then you see Michael Jackson grabbing his crotch 50 times. What's with him?"
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6  Max and his #1 homie- Where the Wild Things Are in Halloween Costumes by kilgore_trout on: November 07, 2010 07:40:43 AM
Hello! For Halloween I made my boyfriend and I costumes. This was a last minute decision started Friday night and finished Saturday night, all from scratch, no patterns, just a faster heart beat, bleeding fingers, an unending string of curse words under my breath and complete joy when I pulled it off.

I made feet and hands for the Max costume but no pictures with Brendan in them unfortunately...










There were s many incredible costumes posted in here-- how cool it is to be a craftster! We rule!
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7  Burroughs for the Boyfriends Birthday in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by kilgore_trout on: November 06, 2010 09:53:29 AM
I had to race to make this. I have so many projects to do in such little time, plus school and work (aka blowing off school and sneaking into work late) that I am slamming them out. Luckily I'm having one of those golden periods where everything is working out-- definitely not always the case. Don't know why that is, how sometimes everything comes out perfectly and others the most simple project is a total struggle and absolute crap.
This is what I made for my boyfriends birthday (which happens t be right before Halloween when I made both of our costumes from scratch). I wanted so bad to post it on here and get advice because there was a long debate over what piece of wood to put it on, and what to do aside from the portrait. I'm here now, so next time I need advice I'll get to posting and borrow from your beautiful minds!

Thank you for looking!

Oh, it's William Burroughs- the author-- with two different quotes from him. The top is a parasite (supposed to be) made from wire that I wrapped with masking tape and painted (I was in a mean hurry with no clue how to make it-- I actually bought gummy worms as a desperate option!). The portrait is water color, the frame acrylic, and the inside parasite box that caustic resin stuff I always get everywhere (the first time I used it I poured the remainder down the sink-- how amazingly senseless I am... I almost did it this time and at the last minute remembered the financial wreckage that caused me. For once I learned from a mistake!)





Back to the next due-way-too-soon project... Any suggestions on what I could have added or done differently would absolutely be appreciated!
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8  Hopeful heart glittered with jealousy in Completed Projects by kilgore_trout on: November 05, 2010 08:43:19 AM
I made this little shrine about being in love with my boyfriend. God, that sounds so cheesy. I made the heart with paper clay, attempted to break out the front of the old morphine bottle by following directions to do so without breaking the whole thing... I super glued it back together. The "Risk" plate comes from a quote in "The Little Prince" when he says, "You risk tears if you let yourself be tamed." I plan on adding more but I say that with everything I do. Could be years, I could give it away before then.







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9  Voting dress-- Green party! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by kilgore_trout on: November 03, 2010 10:25:40 AM
Okay, I'll leave the politics out of here. I attempted to follow the most simple directions provided by the beautiful and talented Shleybee here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178828.msg1855078#msg1855078, and ended up changing them quite a bit, luckily still getting similar results, just with an extra hour or so. How I screwed up four same sized rectangles, I don't know. My ineptitude continues to amaze me.





Thank you Shleybee!
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10  A collection of time, secrets and broken hearts in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by kilgore_trout on: November 03, 2010 07:40:53 AM
Helllloooooo!!! Here's a bunch of paintings I did, acrylic on wood. Thank you for looking! Any criticism or suggestions are welcomed with open arms-- I've got thick skin!













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