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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Back on the Wagon on: January 02, 2007 01:49:05 AM
I haven't had time to spin anything since July, and this yarn had been sitting on my wheel half done until yesterday.  One of my resolutions was to make more time for spinning, so I started by finishing it off.

It's not technically perfect, but it's exactly what I want for the project I have in mind. Smiley

It's 75 grams of a merino/silk blend, and has a beautiful sheen and softness.

2  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / look! books! on: December 29, 2006 12:37:41 AM
I went on a book making binge this Christmas -- I needed relatively quick gifts, and I wanted to get some practice in.

Small concertina photo albums that can hold about eight 4"x6" photos -- these can be carried around as a book, but they also stand upright when opened out, so the photos can be displayed.  The cover papers from these two were old linocut prints on cartridge paper (I screenprinted the bird on the first one), and I also made one with chiyogami cherry blossom paper.

This is similar, but is smaller and in notebook version... I made two of these for my nephews, and screenprinted some animal illustrations on the inside covers.

Another notebook, with sewn signatures instead of a concertina layout, covered with chiyogami paper:

And finally, a large Chicago-screw-bound photo album for my mother-in-common-law, covered with cherry blossom chiyogami paper.  Her sister is dying from a rapidly degenerative form of motor neurone disease, so we wanted to give her something special.  My partner took really nice photos of everyone in the family, and we put them all in the album.

3  CITY GUIDES FOR CRAFTSTERS / AUSTRALIA / annalaura in "The Age"! on: December 06, 2006 02:18:56 PM
I was reading The Age newspaper in a caf on Saturday and noticed a little blurb about annalaura and one of her lady pins!  It was very exciting and inspiring to see a Craftster in a major newspaper. Smiley

4  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Alice in Wonderland on: December 03, 2006 03:45:36 AM
Hi everyone, it's been a while since I posted in these art forums, and I wanted to share my Alice in Wonderland work from this semester just past (I study printmaking at university).

First up was a linocut reduction print, which I then folded up into a fortune teller.  You can read more about it here.

The next project was a wood engraving featuring the White Rabbit:


We then moved on to screenprinting, and the assignment was to create a series of five prints on your theme  Here they are all together:


And here is a close-up of one print:

The final project for that particular class was to use CMYK in screenprinting, and I came up with these postcards:


It didn't end there though!  I ended up using the Alice theme in my Artist's Books class as well, and made these teacups.  The name for this piece is We're all mad here (collect your thoughts).


I get my results for the year tomorrow, which is a little frightening.  I feel like I did well, but you can never really know what someone's reaction to your work will be.  

Hope you like it!
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Sadako's Cranes -- an origami stop-motion short film on: November 18, 2006 01:28:19 AM
It's been a while since I've visited craftster, but I'm officially finished the first year of my degree and have a little more time on my hands now...  I study Fine Art with a major in printmaking, and also took a media/animation class this year.  My final project was a stop-motion animation, and I used it to tell the story of Sadako Sasaki.

The animation is linked from this blog post -- hope you like it. Smiley

6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Why is there so much buzz? on: December 20, 2005 05:23:23 AM
I made this t-shirt as a Christmas gift for a friend -- the green is stencilled on, the yellow was hand-appliqued, and the rest was embroidered.  It was inspired by The Happies, a favourite band of ours.  They used to have this little song called Why is there so much buzz? on mp3.com back in the day, and it's my friend's favourite. Smiley

7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Chocolate Ribbed Hat (with link to pattern) on: September 15, 2005 02:33:58 PM
Mr Crumpet lost his hat a few weeks ago and needed a new one, so I made this up for him, and have finally posted the pattern on my site:

The "That chocolate will go straight to your ribs" hat pattern.

He loves it. Cheesy
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / My first yarn! on: July 31, 2005 03:26:35 PM
So, I made a drop spindle from some dowel and old CDs (Norton System Works had to be good for something, after all...) and made this yarn from some pre-dyed and prepared merino that I bought. Smiley  I love it -- there's another picture on my blog of it partially knitted up --
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / PIE! - Link to pattern now posted on page 3 :) on: July 08, 2005 05:57:06 PM

I'm off to a surprise birthday party pie fight today, so whipped this up as a commemorative gift.  I pretty much winged it, but did use the Pi Kitty Bed and Knitty's Boobie Scarf patterns as a springboard. Smiley

There are some more pics on my blog at http://www.crumpart.net/blog/?p=40

10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Frog etching on: June 25, 2005 05:17:44 PM
It's been a while since I've posted in this topic, but I love this print so much that I must post it everywhere! Wink

I've done a lot of lino printing in the past, but have never done etching before this week.  I've been helping out with my sister's class, and they were doing an etching course at a university this week, so I joined in the fun.  The image is based on a green tree frog that had attached itself to the glass doors leading to the balcony at the place where I'm staying.

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