rockmygypsysoul, your paintings are beautiful! Don't beat yourself up over the Michelle & Ben portrait because A) people are hard, and B) it looks great! I love the softness of it, and I think you captured the moment perfectly. Your Venice painting looks wonderful, too, and I love the clouds and the texture of the ocean in your sunset painting.
Wow, teag, fantastic job on the Diagon Alley posters! I love that they're all so different, but they still coordinate enough to look like they belong together. I'm impressed by the amount of detail you put into each one. The wood grain on the Beater's bat, the shine on the crystal ball stand, the tongue hanging out of the Monster Book of Monsters, the feather texture on the owl - all of it looks amazing.
Great inchies, calliemae! The stitching gives them a neat texture, and I love the different colors in the dodo.
Class/Challenge/House Pride: History of Magic class
Project Name: Mini Dresser Bandsaw Box
Project Page Link: Yes.
Brief Description: All the woodworking I know, I learned from my dad. This is what I made in our last woodcarving class (although there wasn't actually any carving involved, just cutting and sanding). It's a mini dresser cut from a piece of mahogany using a bandsaw.
Also, an OWL proposal!
OWL Subject & Option(if available): Astronomy, option 3
Project Name: Geeky Altered Puzzle
Brief Description: I have recently become interested in the altered puzzle phenomenon, where you take a jigsaw puzzle and decorate each piece individually, then put it all together to make a single piece of artwork. I like the idea of a puzzle that looks random and chaotic from afar, but when you look closer you can see how each piece relates to the overall theme. I propose to alter a 24-piece puzzle to showcase some of my geeky obsessions, including Doctor Who, Firefly/Serenity, and of course Harry Potter. If I complete an average of one piece per day I should be able to finish in just over three weeks.