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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Mini Art Quilt Swap 2 (Signups CLOSED, Sendouts Nov 14) on: October 01, 2009 12:29:02 AM
I have an idea for my partner, has nothing to do with her theme list though lol might have to compose some questions and prod a little bit before I make any decisions
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: A fabric vase on: October 01, 2009 12:03:53 AM
Thanks Smiley I just flew by the seat of my pants with this one Smiley
13  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Tiny Octopus Lamp on: September 29, 2009 02:09:46 AM
You all are really making me blush.  GatbysRevolver - it was painted after it dried but all the sculpting was done with crayola model magic Smiley  There are 'process' photos in the blog link I just tried to not be too superfluous with images here Smiley
14  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Son's of Anarchy swap? on: September 28, 2009 01:10:59 PM
I really have no desire to organize anything but want to throw this out there into the pool of wonderful ideas - Any interest in a Son's of Anarchy themed swap? 

It's an amazing show, so well thought out, wonderful characters and complex story lines - albeit possibly a bit on the touchy or dark side of things But you've got guns - motorcycles - bikers - porn stars - doctors - FBI - mayhem and more - the ideas for potential crafting are quite deep.

If you've not seen it the first season is just now available on DVD (and for netflix users you can watch it online) and the 2nd season is on the 4th episode tomorrow night Comes on FX tuesday nights 10pm (at least in the pacific time zone) 

I'd most likely want to participate just don't know I can wrap my head around organizing right now. 
15  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Tiny Octopus Lamp on: September 26, 2009 01:20:23 AM
Thank you all again, I'm trying to work out how to make it fit in my house, doesn't suit the style of our house but I want to make it fit lol.
16  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: "Birds On A Wire" 3D Art on: September 24, 2009 05:54:33 PM
very neat
17  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Tiny Octopus Lamp on: September 24, 2009 05:46:34 PM
Thank you all really Smiley I'm so tickled with how this one turned out, I just updated the blog post to show some of the in progress photos as well since there was interest in seeing them Smiley

Peace and love - April
18  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Tiny Octopus Lamp on: September 24, 2009 04:02:01 PM
yeah I'm working on getting some in progress shots up I've been trying to get in the practice of taking lots of photos as I work to make it a 'habit' rather than an afterthought.  The only other thing I used aside from my hands to sculpt it was a toothpick. Now I need to work out what to do with the remaining clay in the bag I opened so I don't waste it Smiley
19  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Tiny Octopus Lamp on: September 24, 2009 03:31:27 PM
Thank you Smiley The most impressive thing is probably the materials lol.  It's made from crayola model magic. I love that stuff it's so fun to work with (but I've also been working with it since it came out in the early 90's)
20  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Tiny Octopus Lamp on: September 24, 2009 02:50:46 PM
I have about 5 minutes before I have to leave to pick up the kids from school but wanted to get this up before I go, just finished it and I'm real pleased (I'd posted last night for opinions on coloring the octopus)

So just to update a little - it's made with crayola model magic and the only 'tool' I used is a toothpick.  It took about 30 hours in total to make.










more details and images on my blog - http://cohesivechaos.com/2009/09/octopus-lamp/

Opinions greatly appreciated!

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