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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Star Trek Swap (Sign ups 2nd Sept - 16th Sept, Send by 20th Oct) on: September 13, 2007 10:17:58 AM
There had better not be any flakes. . .
*booming voice*
Yar. . . .   Wink
I am so excited for this one - school work and chores be damned!
And nirauan. ..  Have a great birthday tomorrow!  Cheesy
12  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Meat Sydney!! Har har! on: September 09, 2007 11:17:22 PM
Heh - Thanks guys! It was hard because there was no drawing allowed, which really made it challenging! I'm looking forward to more homework like this  Wink
13  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Meat Sydney!! Har har! on: September 09, 2007 10:23:50 PM
I just started College! I'm taking art and design fundamentals, and this was my first assignment!
(I'm sorry guys - I'm just copying from my blog Tongue)
So this was my first assignment for Ideas and Imagery, a class where we discuss . . . ideas . . . and imagery. I was to create a self-portrait in the odd style of Arcimboldo, using a collage-type styling, and the objects I used were to be symbolic of my person.
Of course I chose meat.
Why, you ask? Because: we are all made of meat. Also, we were supposed to shy away from any imagery that was too obvious or that the symbolism of would be too literal. I thought it symbolic of my incessant need to define things too literally for comedic and ironic effect.
I find it a little disturbing, but I'm happy with the end result. The photograph isn't great - I still haven't erased the graphite lines of my original sketch away, and I have a few more edges to glue down. But I think this is an excellent representation of what 4 hours, a couple of beers, and a fat stack of grocer's flyers can bring out.
I used fried meats foods for my hair, and roasted meats for my top. My face is made from raw meats and white meats. Also. . .I used sole for my eye. Because. . . the eyes are windows to the . . . sole?!?! AHAHHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Also, my eyelids are sausages. Hurrah!
Aside from being kind of lumpy - and . . .y'know. . . meaty. . .I think it looks like me for the most part. I'm nervous about the mark I will receive on it, but I'm more afraid of someone else having used meat! (We were given complete freedom to use whatever we wanted...)
The whole thing measures 14" by 17". I like it more every time I look at it.

Here is a close-up of "my" face.

Let me know what you guys think! Seriously!
14  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Star Trek Swap (Sign ups 2nd Sept - 16th Sept, Send by 20th Oct) on: September 08, 2007 04:07:28 PM
ok so this is not strictly 'on topic' but i think you guys might be able to help. My friend is a massive TNG fan and she is adopting a rescue cat and she want's to rename the cat with a bit of a TNG slant on it. Its a lady cat and its ginger. Any ideas? I suggested crusher but she thinks that sounds like a wrestler name.
Ummm. . .Spot?  Cheesy
Or Crusher - also a ginger lady.  Grin
15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Fairytale Creature Swap Gallery on: September 08, 2007 08:29:23 AM
Thanks guys! I posted a few more pictures here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=194937.0
16  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Smaug the Dragon on: September 08, 2007 08:27:33 AM
I made this guy for lariarocket's swap angel package. It was a fairy tale creature swap and she likes dragons and Tolkien. . . .so. . . .
I knit him up! I couldn't find any patterns that I felt suited the character, so I made my own.
I used Bernat Satin (I thought it gave a nice "scaley" kind of look) and 4.5mm double points. (I wasn't sure whether he should go in knitting or toys, but, here he is!) The wings are felt, and I used Teddy-bear eyes. I sewed little beads onto his chest (as Smaug had in the Hobbit). The only thing I consciously left out were his legs. They looked funny. I thought he looked better without them. So. . .no legs!
I crocheted his back ridges and the tip of his tail. His teeth, tongue and ears are felt.
He was pretty fun to make! The face shaping was especially enjoyable, and I think I got the dragon's muzzle down pretty accurately.

I also had some pictures of him when he was just knit and with eyes, but I can't seem to locate them.
17  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Weekend Swap! sign ups 9-7-07 3:00pm-midnight, send by 9-10-07 on: September 07, 2007 09:37:52 PM
Bummer yeah me too. This is a really good idea - there will need to be more of these Smiley
18  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Star Trek Swap (Sign ups 2nd Sept - 16th Sept, Send by 20th Oct) on: September 07, 2007 09:33:33 PM
Mmm .. TNG .. Picard ... mmmm ... something about a tall, trim, bald man in a uniform ...
And he's so worldly! (Too bad for us ladies that Patrick Stewart doesn't dig us! Wink )
I have SO many ideas for this swap! I can't wait to get started  Cheesy I too have been consuming large amounts of Star Trek lately. I'm also pretty happy lately  Cheesy How 'bout that? Related? Perhaps!
19  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Retro Video Game Swap (Sign-ups CLOSED ; send out by 11/2/07) on: September 07, 2007 01:59:58 PM
I sent my info in! This is going to be a lot of fun, methinks  Cheesy
20  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Retro Video Game Swap on: September 06, 2007 09:49:12 PM
Ok, guys!  I'm starting sign-ups tomorrow until the 20th.  Send out by Oct 20th.  Any suggestions on amount of items (of big, med, small)?  It'll be my first time organizing a swap.
Oh! Thankyouthankyouthankyou! That works perfectly for me (As I currently have three swaps on the go - but two of them end on the 14th of Sept!).
I would think maybe 1 big, 1 med, 1 small? Or 3 medium, 1 small . . . . I would think that would a pretty ok minimum. . . .*shrugs* I guess it depends on how big a swap everyone wants this to be!  Cheesy
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