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331  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Kimono-Simplicity 4080 on: January 03, 2010 05:36:09 PM
Wow, that's absolutely gorgeous! If it's ok with you, I'd love to get a copy of the pattern and attempt my own!
332  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Calligraphy piece (image heavy) on: January 02, 2010 03:18:24 PM
I'm not really sure to be honest, Gaelige (Irish Gaelic) is a weird language and it doesn't have certain letters of the alphabet, (Q, V, W, X, Y and Z) but ISL has all of of the letters so I guess it would follow the English syntax.
 I've watched a few Irish sign language shows on tv but I wouldn't be sure how different they would be to others. (I haven't watched television in years so I'm well out of touch!)

 Pretty cool that your mother was a teacher in that field, it must be a great feeling being able to teach someone to communicate.

Funny that we're talking about deafness actually because very briefly after getting my hearing aids (at age 25 and after I think 8 operations), I realised that I had never heard bass before in my life. My friend Steve put on "Coded Language", leaving me gobsmacked and wanting to do this calligraphy piece Cheesy
333  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: corset and bolero (loads of pics) on: January 02, 2010 02:08:03 PM
Wow, what a wedding outfit!
Well done, that looks magnificent!
334  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: 30min Wallet on: January 02, 2010 12:30:32 PM
For a hand sewn project you did really well! Kudos Smiley
335  U.K. AND IRELAND / IRELAND / Re: Crafty markets in Dublin! on: January 01, 2010 07:56:08 AM
Hahah my friend works at that market, I know it well!
 However, I found it very difficult to actually get a stall there but I'll try again!
336  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Calligraphy piece (image heavy) on: January 01, 2010 07:16:37 AM
Wow, thank you all for the lovely comments!

Coma, yep, it did hurt my hand a good bit but I feel like it was completely worth it. I got a great sense of satisfaction when I finished it Smiley

Melissanorth, I honestly wish I had the wall space to put them up so for now the piece is resting in my portfolio. One day though, one day!

Nataluna, would you believe that each country has its own sign language? For example, in England they use BSL (British Sign Language) and they would use both hands for the alphabet whereas ISL uses only one hand.
 (Also, I see from your banner that you do personal swaps, I might just ask for one!)
337  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Eagle Owl in oil pastel on: December 31, 2009 11:30:01 AM
Wow! Incredible stuff...and you say you're new to oil painting?
I gotta keep an eye on your stuff, I can't wait to see what else you produce!
338  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Post your photography in here :D on: December 31, 2009 11:27:01 AM
Hi all!
 I'm really glad there's a photography thread here, I've been looking through all of your photos and they're incredible!

 I'd like to share some of mine with you Smiley

Combining my digital art with my photography

 Ok, I'll stop here because like many others here, I have tons of photos! There's plenty more on my Flickr page Smiley
339  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Calligraphy piece (image heavy) on: December 31, 2009 10:25:25 AM
Hey all, I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right forum but I would like to share some of my calligraphy work with you.
 I'm a big drum 'n' bass fan (I like a lot of different types of music, the d'n'b is just part of it). One day a friend of mine played "Coded Language" by DJ Krust (with spoken word from Saul Williams) and I was instantly mesmerised. As I sat there listening to this track, I made myself promise to do a huge challenge and do a calligraphy piece on the entire spoken words.
 I knew it wouldn't be easy so I didn't set a deadline for myself, nor did I count the amount of hours that I put it into it. With much stopping and starting, it took me 9 months to do it all, given that each session was roughly 2-3 hours long.
 The main reason why it took so long to do was that I kept running out of ink in my pens so I would have to redo each letter two or three times to get all of the lettering even. That and the fact that the pages are A2 sizes, 7 pages in all. I must have gone through at least 6 black pens, 1 entire eraser and several gallons of tea Smiley

 Without further ado, here's my calligraphy piece:

Page 1:

Close up of the title:

I used Irish Sign Language here, as I'm Irish and partially deaf.

Page 2:

Page 3:

The silver lettering isn't very clear here but the last line is supposed to be "Thus, In The Name Of:"

Page 4:

Page 5:

Page 6:

Page 7:

 If you would like to see them in bigger sizes, pics are available on my Flickr set:

 And for any drum 'n' bass fans out there, this video is for you!
DJ Krust & Saul Williams - "Coded Langauge"

 Let me know what you think, I'd be grateful for any C&C!
340  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute tea wallet on: December 31, 2009 08:47:49 AM
Oh wow, I gotta make one for Mr Scruff, the famous awesome British tea-loving DJ!

(For those who don't know Mr Scruff, he plays a huge array of music and mixes them fluidly. He also sells tea at all of his gigs!)
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