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11  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Can someone please tell me where I can get medium-large pieces of suede? on: April 27, 2008 11:28:27 PM
Hi, everyone.  I feel really dumb  Tongue asking this, but where can I get black (or possibly colored/ dyed) suede, approximately 15 x 22 inches?  I looked at Michaels, and was annoyed to see they were selling a 4" x 7" piece for $8!  I have tried one of the fabric stores, but they only had the fake stuff, and online I've found "ultra suede" for $65 A YARD!  Yeesh  . . . If anyone knows, I would be SOOOO happy to know!  Thanks.
12  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Surreal digital . . . uh art on: March 13, 2008 10:08:40 PM
Okay, so I've been longing to post some of my own stuff on here for a while, but unfortunately my digicam was stolen, and then, on Valentine's Day, I dropped my 35mm and the lens went SMASH.  So . . . I realized I could directly download this file as it's already in a digital/ computer friendly format.  This is a project for the digital art class I had last semester . . . the prof seemed to like it (though I admit the prof was pretty loony.  I mean, he insisted that people had more rights and freedoms in Ancient Greece, which I though was untrue--and told him so.  Maybe Men had rights and freedoms, but women weren't allowed to vote, hold property, etc!) Anyway . . . sorry for the rambling, this is what 4 hours sleep does to me . . . sigh.  Okay, without further ado, here it is (if I can figure out how to upload the blankety-blank file, LOL.)

digitalart3 by jessersmisadventures, on Flickr

digitalart3b by jessersmisadventures, on Flickr
Let me know if the links don't work . . .

Thanks for looking!
13  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Framing 101? on: February 11, 2008 07:38:18 PM
I have two awesome vintage maps in the living room (literally from about 1948, my grandma saves EVERYTHING, which is awesome, except when it comes to food Tongue)  Anyway . . . obviously, these poor old maps are getting abused by boyfriend, crazy/psycho cat, and various random friends, so they need frames.  However, when I called freakin' Michaels for a quote on professional framing, I was like OMG, I can't afford $1000+.  So . . . how hard is it to do a decent/ semi-professional looking framing job yourself?  I imagine I'd have to get the glass cut at a glass-shop, but how hard is it to miter the corners and how does one assemble it all? (You'd think as a fine art major I'd have some experience at this, but I DON'T!  I'm terrible!)  Any help would be most appreciated.  Thanks!
14  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Art/ drawings as gifts? on: November 26, 2007 06:06:40 PM
Hi, all,

Not sure whether I should post this in "holidays" or "more art, less craft," but here it goes. . . . as I am now a real, official Art Student, I am wondering if y'all think it'd be okay to give friends, family members, etc, drawings or other works of art I've created as gifts.  For instance, one project for my drawing class was a Mucha/ Art Nouveau style self-portrait.  I'm wondering if my grandma would like it.  And I think my sis would probably like a drawing of me and her in a wine bar in Italy (drawn from a photo).  What do you guys think?  Ideas, tips?

Thanks, and happy Clownza!  Wink
15  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Any advice on fixing my favorite sandals? on: August 28, 2007 07:17:48 PM
Help!  My very favorite pair of sandals has finally broken . . . they're the "thong/ flip-flop" type with a piece of leather that separates the big toe from the little toes, and that's the part that has come loose from the sole of the shoe.  Does anyone know if crazy glue or gorilla glue works on shoes?  Is there something else made specifically for shoes that will restore them to wearability?  Any suggestions would be most awesome.
16  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Any ideas for making a scrapbooking work-area in a tiny apartment? on: July 25, 2007 05:24:16 PM
Help!  I have a small, ratty apartment and I'm trying to figure out a workable place to do my scrapbooking and other crafty endeavors.  My current arrangement is to sit on the floor and use a little end table as my work surface, but that's obviously not great.  Any ideas would be most awesome.
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