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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / not the only gaga, but the BEST gaga. on: October 31, 2010 07:09:33 PM
i haven't posted here in years, but i am so proud of this thing and need to show it off as much as possible.

i thought lady gaga would be one of the most popular costumes this year, so i decided if i was going to be gaga, it would have to be perfect. i chose my favourite of her looks: from the "telephone" video, an outfit i like to call "new look pirate gaga".



every piece of the costume is homemade or altered. the hat i made from scratch, with fabric on a wire base (the white wasn't added yet in the photo). the wig was a straight blonde wig i curled and painted. the sunglasses were painted. the jacket was an altered blazer i cut into shape and added wire so the sides stick out, which you can't see in the photo. i constructed the top over a bustier bra thing and took in the skirt to be tighter, altered the boots, and made the gloves from scratch.



i ended up winning the costume contest at the party i attended, in the "best homemade" category, and i was also the only gaga in attendance Smiley
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / suggestions for art/craft workshops? on: June 05, 2009 06:39:43 PM
i'm posting this mere in "miscellaneous" because, though it might kind of belong in the "more art less craft" board, i'm looking for craft-related ideas here. but feel free to move it if you have to, mods.

this summer, im working at my towns artist co-op gallery. its not really a full gallery space, but rather one side of a historical building, while the other side is a tea room/caf. part of my job is to try to get more visitors into the gallery, because most of the people who come in a regulars who have been going to the tea room for lunch for years. on saturdays, the caf is closed, but im going to be in keeping the gallery open, so in order to get some people in to see what were all about, im going to be doing free (or close to it) workshops. ill also be luring people in with cookies Smiley

ive started a list of things that could be done, but id like to hear some ideas from other people.

ideally, they would be projects that dont use much complicated equipment or supplies, as were on a pretty tight budget and there arent any art supply stores in town. theyre going to be on a drop-in-at-any-time time frame, so ideally projects would not take too long to complete.

the type of things ive considered are:
-dying with household acid dyes (kool aid, food colouring, etc.) or maybe natural dyes.
-making recycled paper
-clothing alteration
-pinhole photography
-felting

so, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions, id love to hear them Smiley

(cross-posting to the art students group because these art groups are pretty slow)
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Post your photography in here :D on: October 19, 2008 05:44:59 PM
i've just started my first year of the bachelor of fine arts program in university, and one of the classes i'm enjoying the most is photo. here's some of the stuff i've been working on:

pinhole photography. some of these are taken with a pinhole camera i made from a neat box-like purse i found, and some are a pre-fab wooden one. they were exposed directly onto paper, not film, so i ended up with negative prints. i haven't made positives of them yet, so these are scanned and made positive on the computer.






these ones were taken with a holga camera. it was the first film i ever processed, so i was pretty happy i didn't mess it up. i haven't made prints of them yet, so these are, again, scanned from negatives and fixed up digitally.




there are a few more on my flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/21668907@N02/sets/72157608185247682/ ) if anyone's interested.
once i get actualy final prints made, i'll probably replace these with the real thing.
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Post your photography in here :D on: June 13, 2008 03:03:26 PM
missmuffcake, that is a fantastic picture, and crystal castles are awesome Smiley
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Post your photography in here :D on: June 09, 2008 11:41:14 AM
and a question to those of you who have scanned negatives: how do you do it? my scanner has always been really good with scanning things accurately, but the negatives are just coming out pretty much all brown or black. is there some sort of trick to it?

6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Post your photography in here :D on: June 09, 2008 11:36:35 AM
here's my first try at using a manual film camera, a really old pentax spotmatic. i had no idea if the photos were going to turn out, because it didn't have a working exposure meter. i don't have much knowledge about how to calculate the appropriate f-stop/shutter speed, so i pretty much just used a really wide aperture and really fast shutter speed, and got lucky.

the photos are of my last day of high school ever, we had a slip and slide :)







and here are a few that i took on a trip to ottawa a few months ago with a cheap disposable camera and just got developed, and they turned out suprisingly well.









7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Post your photography in here :D on: March 26, 2008 01:48:10 PM
a few pictures i enjoy...


some socks i knit, in some new shoes, in my window.


my percy-cat.
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: quick landscape from life on: March 26, 2008 01:38:23 PM
beech grove I, that was the one. now that i see it, they're not quite as similar i as i had originally thought.

i love klimt Smiley
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: quick landscape from life on: March 25, 2008 03:46:26 PM
it reminds me of that one by klimt, i can't recall the title, but it's a very similar perspective of trees. i like Smiley
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Horses are galloping into my bedroom and there's no more room! WITH TUTORIAL! on: March 14, 2008 07:30:36 PM
the science of sleep! that's exactly what i thought too. i might need to make one Smiley
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