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1  Freedom Found in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by JackyCane on: April 18, 2009 08:50:39 AM
This is just an idea I've been toying around with for a bit. I'm planning on doing this on a much larger scale soon; I'll post pictures when it happens. This was done on a piece of cardstock. I always like the concepts for my paintings, but am never quite satisfied with how they turn out. I guess that happens when you don't have much formal training. Anyway, I actually like this one. It's very simple and almost child-like. Parts of it are kind of hard to see because of the flash of my camera. (I have no formal photography training, either, obviously.) Anyway, I hope you like it!  Smiley

Close up:

Whole painting:

Thanks for looking!
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2  Across the Night Necklace in CHALLENGE 36 ENTRIES by JackyCane on: March 02, 2009 07:41:42 PM
My favorite song is Across the Night by Silverchair. The first few times I heard it, I wasn't very impressed. I only made it about halfway through the song. One night, I listened to the whole thing. Suddenly, it all made sense. What a beautiful, cinematic piece of art! I especially connect to this song because at the time I first started listening to it, I was very depressed. I was suffering from an eating disorder and felt utterly alone. (Side note: Daniel Johns, who wrote the song, also suffered from depression and an eating disorder. He wrote this song-and the entire album-as a concerted effort to get better.) This song quite possibly saved my life.

Here are the lyrics: http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/75320/

So now that you know way more about this song (and my life) than you ever wanted to  Grin, here's the necklace I made, inspired by Across the Night.

Action shot:

Worn by my lamp:


I used black, white, and purple disc beads as the night sky, and yellow seed beads as the stars. They're strung on knotted waxed linen string.

Thanks for looking! I love this challenge and am looking forward to seeing all the songs people use as their inspirations! Have a good day.  Smiley
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3  The Magnificent Tree in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by JackyCane on: May 19, 2008 06:58:31 PM
This is my first painting on a canvas. I used Van Gogh acrylics. Here are some pictures with various levels of flash (the first picture is truest to color):

Since this was my first time using a canvas, I wanted to do something simple. This is probably attempt #3 on the same canvas. Apparently I have a tendency to overwork the paint, so I had to repaint it black and start over twice.  Tongue I was inspired by these lyrics by Hooverphonic: "This magnificent tree/Appeared in my mind/Even without leaves/Its strength was divine."

If anyone has any ideas for additions to this painting, please feel free to tell me. I would like to add something, but I'm afraid I'll screw it up. Maybe I'll just have to duplicate this one and experiment.  Smiley

I already have some more lyrics I want to depict, so I will be posting here occasionally (or so I hope). Thanks for looking!
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4  Re: Disposable Camera Swap Round 3 - GALLERIA! :) in The Swap Gallery by JackyCane on: December 13, 2007 07:53:09 AM
I think I'm a little late posting these, but I received my pictures and frames from my partner, Narimasu. I think she already posted a link to the rest of her photos, but these are my favorite ones. Thanks for the beautiful pics!  Smiley

Mt. Ranier. How gorgeous is that?!

Railroad tracks near Narimasu's house.

Blondie. What a sweetie.  Smiley

Part of Narimasu's driveway.

Mossy bench.

Thanks for the wonderful pictures and frame, Narimasu!  Grin
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5  Regina Spektor in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by JackyCane on: November 26, 2007 07:18:47 PM
I drew this for my sister a couple of months ago. I used a mechanical pencil and crayola twistable crayons. (I know, not very "artsy" of me.  Wink) I started to draw Regina, but realized pretty quickly that the proportions of her face were off, so I cut out her facial features (eyes, nose, mouth) and glued them to a separate page in the right places and then drew/colored around them. I had fun with this one and I'm pretty happy with the outcome. Thanks for looking!  Grin

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6  Re: Post your photography in here :D in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by JackyCane on: October 13, 2007 02:19:43 PM
Here are some pictures I took when my family went to London and Oxford, England in May. I've brightened them a bit in a computer program.

And my favorite, LOL
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7  Jim Halpert in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by JackyCane on: October 10, 2007 09:08:12 PM
It's my sister's birthday today, so I drew her a picture. (I got her some other stuff, too- I'm not that cheap!  Tongue) We both really like The Office, so I decided to draw Jim Halpert, who is probably my favorite character (and hers). Here he is:

And a close-up:

The quote says: "Right now, this is a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train."

Note: I only draw for fun, so as long as the picture ends up looking somewhat like the intended person, I'm happy. In this case, I think I did a pretty good job.  Smiley

I think it would look better if I could have drawn one of those faces he pulls for the cameras all the time, but I don't think I could have done it justice. Maybe for my next drawing.

Thanks for looking!
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8  Midnight Sky Necklace in Beads: Completed Projects by JackyCane on: September 19, 2007 07:10:42 AM
Here's a necklace I made out of dark teal faux pearls, chartruese bugle and seed beeds, black, finely-detailed beads, and a leafy toggle!

The colors look quite different in this photo, but this is the actual color of the teal beads.

This is my first really successful asymmetrical necklace and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!  Smiley

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9  Something Fishy Earrings in Beads: Completed Projects by JackyCane on: September 19, 2007 07:05:10 AM
I've had these fish beads for awhile, so I decided to do something with them. Now I have these little guys swimming with me all through my day!

Thanks for looking!
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10  A Clockwork Orange in Stenciling: Completed Projects by JackyCane on: August 11, 2007 09:26:58 AM
My favorite book is A Clockwork Orange, so I decided to make a stencil of one of my favorite parts. It says "Korova Milkbar" and has a glass of moloko-plus next to it. I drew the stencil of the glass of milk, but for the lettering I used some letter stamps I picked up at Wal-Mart awhile ago. I hope you like!

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