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1  COOKING / Dessert / Re: My First Wedding Cake on: January 15, 2019 07:27:53 PM
Thank you all for your nice comments!
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2018/19*~ Join Anytime! on: January 15, 2019 07:23:25 PM
Thank you so much JoyfulClover!

Got to get those last trees in under the wire!

Class/Challenge: Hagrids Trees: Angel
House: Slytherin
Project: Christmas Card For a Dear Friend

This particular Christmas Card went to my friend Kim who is definitely an angel in my life.

Class/Challenge: Hagrids Trees: Garland
House: Slytherin
Project: Snake tattoo art

I live in the south so we see a lot of snakes in the winter because its not cold enough for the snakes to leave but they come out of their hibernation to sun on the driveway from time to time.

Class/Challenge: Hagrids Trees: Icicles
House: Slytherin
Project: Makit-Bakit Fail

Ok so we got these make it bake it kits because I always loved them when I was a kid and Erin had never tried them before, well they were actually really hard! It was way too easy to disturb the metal frame and have to start all over. I finally got mine all done and ready to go in the oven when POP! The cookie sheet warped suddenly and offset the metal design frame. Well I took a look at the pile of little plastic pellets and decided it would be cool to see what they did if I melted them anyway without the design frame. The result was this sort of blobby abstract tree art chunk. Anyway, in order to melt it it had to be kept at a certain temperature.

Class/Challenge: Hagrids Trees: Tinsel
House: Slytherin
Project: Sparkly Christmas Card

This Christmas Card has a glittery pattern of sparkles painted on it above the trees.

Class/Challenge: Hagrids Trees: FakeSnow
House: Slytherin
Project: Christmas Card

I made this Christmas card with a package of blank cards from a craft store

Class/Challenge: Hagrids Trees: Baubles
House: Slytherin
Project: Christmas Card

I really love hand making my Christmas cards every year because they show off my personal style. I really like abstract art and I really like to pick a design element and vary on it in a series. With these Christmas cards I took the shape of a triangle and varied on that as much as I could.

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2018/19*~ Join Anytime! on: January 13, 2019 06:27:43 PM
Class/Challenge: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Slytherin
Project: Goldfish Tattoo Illustration

So, Part of why I have been MIA for a while is that during 2018 I went through a lot of transition with my employment. I had been working at a fabric/craft store for a while, but I severed my relationship with that company and on the same week that went down Erins cancer recurrence was discovered. Then I got a job at Starbucks in management which I was excited about because having been an independent artist for most of my life it was my first big girl job. Well, shortly after I started that I was offered a tattoo apprenticeship which has been a lifelong dream. So I left my big girl job after only two months to pursue the tattoo apprenticeship which brings me to my project for this prompt. I am learning to draw with an iPad using Procreate because it is great for being able to make an illustration much like you would when drawing by hand but then able to change it while consulting with clients and then just print it directly to the stencil. I am still learning and non of my procreate illustrations are tattoo worthy but Im working on it. Heres one of my first ones, It fits the prompt because the scales on the fish are an intricate pattern and the little bubbles are multiple circles.

Class/Challenge: Herbology
House: Slytherin
Project: Peanutbutter and Jelly tattoo illustration

Another practice design from my iPad. It fits the prompt because peanutbutter and jelly and best friends are two things that go together

Class/Challenge: History of Magic
House: Slytherin
Project: Flow Icing cookies

These were the cookies that I decorated out of the cookies that ErinAquaheart already posted all the recipes for. These fit this class for me because I have never decorated using the flow icing technique before. So, it was something new for me.

Class/Challenge: Transfiguration
House: Slytherin
Project: Furry monster tattoo illustration

This fits the prompt because this monster is furry.

Class/Challenge: Hagrids Trees: Star
House: Slytherin
Project: Sugar and Spice tattoo illustration

This fits the prompt because drawing is my best medium

Class/Challenge: Hagrids Trees: Ribbon
House: Slytherin
Project: more Christmas cookies

These cookies fit the prompt because we decorated them around the table with Erins dads side of the family and the activity tied us together. Erin already posted the recipe on her post.

Class/Challenge: Hagrids Trees: candles
House: Slytherin
Project: Christmas Tree Mask

Erin and I always have the idea of doing cute seasonal selfies with these wooden masks you can find in the kids section of the craft store but we have yet to actually take the selfies lol. Here is my Christmas tree mask that for sure would give me a warm glow in a selfie.

Class/Challenge: Hagrids Trees: tree skirt
House: Slytherin
Project: Christmas ugly sweater T-shirt

This project fits the prompt because a T-shirt is functional but the art on it is decorative. Erin and I wanted to wear ugly Christmas sweaters together but we both always get way too hot in sweaters so we painted T-shirts. Our shirts were inspired by mid-century modern art like Piet Mondrian and Alexander Calder.
I have to post two pics because one of them doesnt show the whole shirt but has such a cute little photo bomber I couldnt leave him out.

4  COOKING / Dessert / My First Wedding Cake on: December 31, 2018 02:53:44 PM
Over Christmas Vacation this year I visited my in-laws and was roped into making a wedding cake at the last minute. I have made smaller cakes before but never a big wedding cake like this. Its not perfect, it leans just a little bit because I didnt get the bottom tier level enough. Im proud of it though and the bride was very surprised and happy with it, so that was worth all the work.

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2018/19*~ Join Anytime! on: December 31, 2018 02:43:15 PM
Thank you so much Plaidpineapple for the kind comment on my song!

Class/Challenge: Hagrids Trees: Lights
House: Slytherin
Project: Wedding Cake

When Erin and I arrived at her mothers house this Christmas Vacation, we were informed that our help would be needed to make a wedding cake for Erins sister in law who was getting married, initially Erins sister was supposed to make it and wanted to keep it pretty simple so that the bride would at least have something to serve her guests. Well then Erins sister got sick and the main design/decorating duties fell on me and I decided that if I was going to do a cake then I was going to DO A CAKE. Needless to say I had a blast making this cake. Ive made smaller cakes before but this was the first time I was able to make a big ole cake with all the creative freedom I could want. The Only guildlines I was given were: It must incorporate blue and black, the bride really liked ombr color schemes, and NO FLOWERS. The bride was totally surprised and completely lit up when she saw it. She had only expected a simple cake to serve not a full on wedding cake. It felt really good to be able to use my talents to make someones wedding day More memorable.

6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong ~ Yule Term 2018/19*~ Join Anytime! on: December 26, 2018 12:25:46 PM
Hi there everyone! I have been absent from the craftalong for a long time. My life has been super crazy this past year. I left my job at the muggle fabric store to explore how muggles get their coffee at one of their coffee shops and then finally landed at a tattoo shop where I am interning to become a tattoo artist. Muggles are very passionate about the art they put on their bodies being that they have to endure hours of being stick repeatedly with needles! I have completed lots of projects of the past couple of weeks so instead of a giant project dump I will try and break it up over several days. Here is the first one:

Class/Challenge: Hagrids Trees: Bells
House: Slytherin
Project: November Fell Music Video By The Aquahearts


I have to post a link because I dont think we can post videos on here. This project is my baby. Everything I do in my life is to make it possible to make more music. So far I have been pretty bad at it, but I think I am getting better. This project fits the prompt because it appeals to multiple senses by being something that you can hear and something that you can see. The video is pretty sketchy and simple because its my first attempt to use my iPad to make some animation. I wrote the song, and thats me singing. Anyway, its always a great honor to me when people take the time to listen to my songs so thank you in advance!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Ostara Term 2018*~ Join anytime! on: April 30, 2018 07:40:29 PM
Class/challenge: flying
House: Slytherin
Project: spirit lifting emoji cookies
These cookies are sure to give you a lift:

Class/Challenge: Study of Ancient Runes
House: Slytherin
Project: microscopic perspective cell drawing

This drawing is inspired by different cells in the human body forcing the viewer to consider a microscopic perspective

Class/Challenge: Panam
House: Slytherin
Project: Bear Painting

As you all have probably already read, my partner Erin, has had a recurrence of her cancer because of that we are in Waco, TX visiting her family. Well, this happens to be where Erin and I met at Baylor University. Baylor has a mascot of the bear. Also at Baylor there is a strong pressure to be pretty conformist, so in the spirit of me definitely not being a conformist I made my own version of a bear. But all of this fits the prompt because Baylor feels very much like a home town.

Class/Challenge: head Mistress Challenge: Vanishing Cabinet
House: Slytherin
Project: penguin postcard
This project fits the prompt because postcards are supposed to be mailed somewhere else.

Class/Challenge: Unicorn Challenge: unicorn
House: Slytherin
Project: unicorn painting

Class/Challenge: unicorn challenge: cupcake
House: Slytherin
Project: tropical dream dessert

This dessert was really good and it was really easy, I didnt measure anything but here is what I did: I took a bowl of heavy whipping cream, sweetened it to taste with agave nectar and added some citrus liqueur for flavor and then whipped it up with a hand blender. I then served it with fruit.

Class/Challenge: unicorn challenge: mermaid
House: Slytherin
Project: narwhal painting

Narwhals are sea creatures:

Class/Challenge: unicorn: unicornicopia
House: Slytherin
Project: textile art cityscape
This project combines two of the unicorn prompts by having more than five colors and having elements that are glittery

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8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Ostara Term 2018*~ Join anytime! on: February 28, 2018 04:51:24 PM
Class/Challenge: headmistress challenge for February
House: Slytherin
Project: Lightly Lemony Watercolor Cookies

The decorating technique for these cookies used gel food coloring and lemon extract to make "watercolor" paint this adding a subtle lemon aroma to the cookies which made them wonderfully tasty. I am technically turning in the decorating of the cookies as my project as ErinAquaheart baked them for me to decorate so it's her recipe, I believe she shared it in an hpc thread many semesters back but I'll get her to post it again.

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9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer Term 2017*~ Join anytime! on: August 16, 2017 10:20:26 AM
Mistress Jennie: such pretty colors in your afghan!

Patty_o: That Honeydukes cabinet is so cool! Your whole movie room is awesome!

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10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / ~*Harry Potter Craftalong - Midsummer Term 2017*~ Join anytime! on: August 14, 2017 08:41:12 AM

Subject: Charms
House: Slytherin
Project: Halloween themed art abandonment series
Description: last year I did an art abandonment Easter egg hunt and I had such a good time doing that I thought I would do a Halloween themed one as well. The pieces I'll do will most likely be artist trading cards but I make want to include a few other types of things to abandon. I don't know exactly how many I'll end up with but I'm aiming for 30-50 of them to be left around my city through out the month of October. This project will show my advanced knowledge of the charm Lumos because these little pieces of art are meant to bring a little spot of light to the people that find them.
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