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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: The Great Knit Cloth-along of 2008 on: April 20, 2008 10:50:59 PM
Okay people, I know I have been MIA, but I think I'm back now.

I finished 2 biggish projects this weekend and I think I'm ready for more cloths.  The one I was using in the shower disappeared >.<

So I'll be adding a ton more patterns to http://www.resirem.com/knitcloths08/ soon.

I hope everyone's been racking up the points whilst I was on knitting-hiatus   My wrist thanks me.
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Purple Galaxy on: March 11, 2008 09:33:53 PM
lol well i can't really explain how i paint, i just slap paint on the canvas and add colors where i feel, just kinda go with the flow XD but as far as the splatters go, i use rubbing alcohol and splatter it on while the paint is still wet

That's usually my method too, but haven't gotten any results like yours.  I haven't tried rubbing alcohol... but have gotten similar spots by just leaving paintywater on it. 

3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Meet Hurk the kitty. He made a mess. Bad Hurk. Bad. on: March 10, 2008 10:16:17 AM
I love it!  KiwiDragons is right -- it doesn't look like an experiment at all.  I especially love the mischeivous, whimsical expression on Hurk's face.   Grin

Your color choices are really nice and add to the whimsy of the piece, and how did you get the texture in the lower left corner there?  It's awesome!

Woot! Thanks Smiley

The texture was actually my first handmade paper ever (made ages ago) soaked in some dirty brush water that I dumped some Modge Podge into.  It didn't take long for the paper to break down into pulp.  I took the pulp out with my fingers and just slapped it down.  Hm... I musta let the excess water drain off first. 

Then, after staring at it for awhile and it dried a little I either added the purple paint around it or added the texture first.  The texture was from a scrap piece of plastic canvas I had laying around.  I randomnly grabbed it, slapped it down, pressed it into the kitty hurk firmly, carefully liften and impatiently let it set up long enough for me to get the idea of adding the kitty.  I might have done the impression twice.  Can't remember.

You can prolly tell I have no patience, rhyme or reason during the painting process :-p
4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / 4 of mine on: March 10, 2008 04:00:32 AM
I've visited this thread a ton, but never posted my own stuff.  So here I go, finally!

You're not allowed to point out the typo >.<

I used to do a lot of photography.  When I had a nice camera.  But it died.  I hate you, HP Photosmart.  You can suck my-

ANYWAY!

Macros were my favorite.  Another favorite was just found objects... I would not allow myself to arrange anything on purpose.

Another favorite was to do myself when I was feeling down.

I also did a whole shizload of photography for charitable events.

Here's just a few shots of some random favs I grabbed.

Yes, three of my favs are my own body   We're allowed to be proud.  *snifflewhine*  Those were my favorite pants! Alas, the zipper wore out and I lost weight and the zipper just wasn't worth it anymore! Sad













5  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Purple Galaxy on: March 10, 2008 03:34:19 AM
I gasped and said "preeeeetty".

*stares*

HOW did you do that?

Tell me... or suffer the pain of.... guilt of keeping your amazing secret to yourself as you should ;-)
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Meet Hurk the kitty. He made a mess. Bad Hurk. Bad. on: March 10, 2008 03:22:12 AM
Thank you very much, Kiwi! It means a lot to me that it doesn't look like an experiment Smiley
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: The Great Knit Cloth-along of 2008 on: March 09, 2008 03:15:54 PM
ohh, that Woven cloth came out sooo nice looking Smiley

I'm thinking about maybe getting back into some knitting... I've come to a dry spot in my novel and my wrist is feeling better.  I'd like to try to finish at least 2 of my WIPs before I do any cloths though :-p

I keep forgetting to mention that I'm adding new links to the links page off and on... the front page on the thread here is outdated (links are just easier to do on my blog).  And special thanks to those of you providing links I haven't caught up with yet!

http://www.resirem.com/knitcloths08/?page_id=9

HOLY MOLY! I just did a quick count using my word processor.... its telling me I have 470 pattern links!!!  How awesome is that?? We should throw a party at 500!
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Meet Hurk the kitty. He made a mess. Bad Hurk. Bad. on: March 08, 2008 07:49:11 PM


for a biggerish version at my blog: http://www.funkycatstudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/hrk.jpg.



.... it was an experiment.
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: The Great Knit Cloth-along of 2008 on: March 03, 2008 08:29:53 PM
the garterlac is looking awesome!

my tip for Grr: I did it last year and found it was easier to wrap around a different finger other than the one the lady was doing at knittinghelp.com.  Arg... I can't remember which finger I used.  It was pretty easy though and make a cool scrubby.  I'm not sure where it is anymore though :-p

Also I remember it turned out really itty bitty bit I can't remember if that was because I wanted to do a sampler size or it was because of the CO for the pattern.

I'm too lazy to look up any of this :-p  And need to get off of here and back to making some jewelry for my mom... and writing, and my other millions of projects.
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: My new focal point for my Lime green Livingroom on: March 01, 2008 08:53:38 PM
Thanks! As far as the different flowers go, I should have explained that my kitchen/dinning area is painted aruba blue. The placemates that grace my table are the perfect shades of blue and lime green with just a hint of hot pink and have several different types of flowers on them. To make all three rooms flow together, I added identical flowers on the painting. That was my inspiration.

Oh, then in that case: Even more perfect! I would have done the same Smiley
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