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1  Cloud Lamp! in CHALLENGE 60 ENTRIES by jaykayare on: March 08, 2011 11:26:52 PM
Last April I made a 7+ foot long cloud for my senior art show.  I was heart broken that I couldn't bring it home with me (it was too big) so I took all the fluff off of it and kept that.

Somehow (I can't quite remember where it came from) I got the idea to re-make the cloud, but much smaller, and as a lamp!
I got all my materials from a local hardware store, except for the outside "skin," which is stuffing from pillows.  This specific cloud has a home with my friend in New York.

Here is it off in normal lighting, on in low lighting, and on with no other light source.



It's not a very difficult project, but it is time consuming.  The longest and most tedious process is getting the "fluff" to stick to the wire "skeleton" that I shape into something that resembles a cloud.  This lamp has a low-watt nightlight bulb in it, but in the future I'm going to experiment with different types of lights and colors.  The light socket and switch is from a basic lamp wiring kit.
Sorry about being a little vague on how I made this lamp.  I'm trying to be a working artist, so my concepts and projects are my livelihood (one day, at least).  I wouldn't mind it if you wanted to try something similar, but please don't steal my idea for profit!

Thanks!
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2  Re: CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THESE DRAPED PANTS, I'VE SEARCHED EVERYWHERE!?!? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by jaykayare on: February 20, 2011 03:33:10 PM
okay so i made you this really bad paint tutorial to kind of help you get on your way.  i've made very similar pants and was frustrated not being able to find a harem pant pattern i wanted so i made my own.  hopefully you are pretty familiar with sewing and can figure this out (but feel free to ask questions and hopefully i can answer them) because this is really basic. the colors came out horribly, but there should be red lines where there are short vertical lines in a row (on the waists).



these are the pants i made. the fit wasn't quite right so we rolled the legs up to the knee. (this is not me, it was one of my models/friends).

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3  does anyone have this pattern? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by jaykayare on: March 24, 2008 09:46:13 PM
or something similar?

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4  another best friend ash/pikachu duo ETA: more pictures! in Halloween Costumes by jaykayare on: November 01, 2007 10:46:45 PM
this idea started off with me joking about what my friend and i could be, but he wanted to do it, so we did.



my costume (Ash):
-shoes, bought a long time ago
-jeans, "borrowed" (indefinitely) from one of my best friends
-tshirt, borrowed from one of my residents
-shirt, reconned from two shirts
-hat, reconned with extra white fabric from one of my shirts with the symbol (that you can't see) sharpied on
-gloves, self-crocheted

his costume  (Pikachu):
-shoes (not really part of it) his own
-pants, his own (pikachu was standing on a stump)
-pikachu feet, (that you can't see) he cut out, drew on toes, and sewed on himself (old, yellow, thrifted sheet)
-pikachu tail, we both made with cardboard, the old, yellow, thrifted sheet, thrifted brown material, a brown sharpie, and a stapler (it was sfety pinned to his pants and in two places to his hoodie)
-pikachu ears, we both made those out of the old, yellow, thrifted sheet, the reverse side of the thrifted brown fabric, and stuffed with polyfil
-pikachu beanie, i crocheted and appliquéd crocheted eyes and nose
-hoodie, american apparel hoodie i bought for him and appliquéd stripes        on with the brown thrifted fabric
-tshirt, extra blank shirt i had for stenciling

it went over really well, except some of my friends (who didn't know pokemon or saw me without pikachu) thought i was a truck driver or homeless person.
he painted on his red cheeks with costume make up and i did the "lightning bolts" on my cheeks with eyeliner (these you also can't see).
i wish i had better pictures of us.
i have a lot of pictures of his costume i haven't uploaded yet.

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i know he looks like he's being tortured, but he asked me to take pictures of him and posed himself.
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5  Re: Anyone cut their own hair? in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by jaykayare on: October 31, 2007 02:59:34 PM
i've cut my hair and my friend's hair for a couple years now.
i have basically straight  hair and i cut really haphazardly and do the back by feel.
i keep the scissors angled down when cutting (layers) and cut the edges with them pointing straight up so it's not  blunt.
start smaaaall first. no big cuts right off.

that was is this summer (i've been growing it out)
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