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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Wolly Willy Duct Tape Purse on: March 20, 2006 02:12:08 PM
OMG

I love it, it is FAB
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: Waterproof decoupage? on: February 01, 2006 03:19:24 PM
If it's a totally flat surface with any kind of a sort of lip around it (if you know what Im talking about) I think resin would work best.
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / CowParade Boston -- Questions with polyurethane on: February 01, 2006 03:07:51 PM
First, some background--
What is CowParade?
-->It's a charity which is raising money for the Jimmy Fund. What happens is that a number of artists are chosen to paint fiberglass cows (a business choses their submitted idea and commissions them $1,000) measuring 5' high and 8' long, 120 lbs.
-->What happens to the cows?
The cows are displayed all over the city, and then sold at auction for ridiculous sums of money. That money is then given to charity.  In this case the cows will be displayed all over Boston, MA this summer, and then auctioned off. CowParade has been all over the world. Many cities have similar types of things-- I know a few years ago I was in Washington, DC and they had donkeys and elephants all over the city and my town did bears this summer-- but all are the same idea.

Now to my question:
My art teacher has been chosen to paint a cow. Her idea is "Wally the Green Moonster" Any fellow New Englanders/Sox fans out there will realize how awesome this idea is. For everyone who doesnt know-- Wally the Green Monster is the Red Sox mascot and looks like this:
 

So she has the cow and is building the head out so that it's wide like Wally's.  The problem she's run into is this-- the cow is going to be displayed outside for the entire summer, so the head has to be made of something durable that will be able to withstand the elements and crazy Sox fans who might deface it before it can go to auction.  She started by using all sorts of things-- paper, duct tape, bubble wrap, etc to make the form.  I believe she said she was going to use plaster and then possibly fiberglass. But anyways here's the million dollar question--

What do you guys think is the best way to go about this? We both have tried brainstorming different ideas, but she's still not sure exactly how to go about it...So if anyone has any ideas or suggestions, it would be great to hear them!
;DThanks
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Chuck Close style self-portrait on: January 24, 2006 03:44:29 PM
Thanks! Yeah Im really proud of this, it was entered into the Scholastic Art Awards and it won a silver key!  Its very exciting.
5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Karma Happens on: January 23, 2006 04:40:15 PM
Yes! Thank you! Im really proud of how it came out. Im just at a loss...I dont know whether I should give it back to my friend or not. I dont think we're even friends anymore...but I want him to have it... Huh Im not sure what to do about that.

And as for the craftster picture hosting....I tried that before, and it told me the file sizes were too large, and Im not sure how to make them smaller...Im not very good with computers. Also, its just more convinient to use the webshots, that way all my friends can easily access my stuff.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Finally Done- My bedroom mural on: January 20, 2006 04:42:32 PM
wow that is gorgeous! and I really like your color choice
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Tour of my first apartment on: January 20, 2006 04:37:44 PM
Wow that is a really cute apartment! I love it! It's very aclectic without being crazy or cluttered. Nice work
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need room idea's on: January 20, 2006 04:36:01 PM
flamingoes

watermelons

strawberries

candy/lollipops

hawaiian sunset (pinks oragnes yellows)

50's diner

kisses
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Karma Happens on: January 20, 2006 02:17:56 PM
Yeah Im not really sure why no one can see the pictures, this happened on my other posts as well. I used the tags recommended by crafster help page.
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Chuck Close style self-portrait on: January 20, 2006 02:17:04 PM
It wasn't really supposed to be photo-real. The original assignment was to use Chuck Close's method of griding off a portrait and then working on the small scale; confining yourself to one tiny area. I suppose it was more Close-inspired than anything else, but I went off on a tangent which lead to this.
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