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21  Re: 100 Journal Swap in The Swap Gallery by JoyousBohemian on: February 01, 2006 12:56:25 PM
Ooooof, I suppose it's time to show my journal to the rest of you lovely people.  Princessblueberry, I've get pics of yours uploaded soon.

So.  My theme is freedom.  My journal is sketchbook sized.  Hilarity ensued.
First page:

The poem in the center is called "Burden" by Peter Kane Dufault.  Even though you'll see it at some point this year, I definitely encourage you to check it out; it's absolutely beautiful.  The black and white is a picture I took and printed a couple years ago of the rain on the outside of my window.  It pops up from the rest of the page when the book is opened.  The rest is monochromatic magazine collagey stuff.
Und page 2:

Pastels and letter punch.  It says, "when I was a little girl, there were times that the sky was a perfect shade of blue and I would revolve, heliotropic, under it until my legs gave out.  It was like flying for me--an escape from the earthbound".  This is on hinges, and the inside says, "I've been searching for that feeling for the rest of my life.  I like finding it in the little things." Incidentally, those red/gold/bronze/orange colors are my absolutely favorites, hint hint.
Page 3:

Some times where I felt most free.  Coupled with a quote from King Lear about fate.
Page 4:

This is actually page four, five, and six, since I sewed two sheets together.  The inside is another picture I took of fairy lights, and the words say "the possibility of freedom is the light in the dark".  I then sewed up the bottom haphazardly.  I like the effect, and may use it on many, many other people's journals.  Heeee.
Page 5:

An altered book story I made a little bit ago about truth and freedom.  It is actually straight on the page, I promise.
Page 6:

This is the freewrite on freedom I did for this journal.  (and my signature.)  Since that's normally how I journal, I thought I'd give you all a view inside my strange head.  Let me know if you want to see the text.
That's it! Thanks for looking.  I'm looking forward to seeing all of yours; what I've seen of other journals makes me really excited!
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22  My iPod cozy's going to eat your iPod cozy in Completed Projects by JoyousBohemian on: January 08, 2006 06:34:45 PM
Due to the awesomeness that is this bag https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45906.0, I decided that my iPod, whose name is Jeff, God of Biscuits, was feeling rather naked and deserved to let his inner fuzziness come out.  And so I tripped off to JoAnn's, plunked myself down in front of my TV, and went to work. 

Here's the midway point, when my dog decided that he needed to start making beeg trahbble for moose and squirrel:

And the finished product, with Jeff cozily inside:

And then my cat sitting on him:

And finally, a close-up:

Wheeeeee tiny pictures, apparently.  Sorry about that, photobucket's being an arse.

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23  Re: Print Gocco Desktop Silkscreener in Screen Printing: Discussion and Questions by JoyousBohemian on: July 27, 2005 04:00:05 PM
I lovelovelovelovelove my Gocco.

Maine College of Art, the coolest place in the world, had a one-day summer workshop introducing the mechanics of Gocco that I of course went to, and I went out an Ebayed one that day after.  Mine went for about $118.   I feel like it makes back its investment about ten-fold, since you can use the same screen with the same ink for about 50 cards, or so I found.  I haven't had time since then to work with my own, but here's one of the print that I did during the class, which I feel was worth the class fee and the cost of my Gocco all together:
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24  Shibori=look at the pretties! (Majorly image heavy.) in Dyeing: Completed Projects by JoyousBohemian on: July 20, 2005 06:58:36 PM
Hi, my name is Bristol, and I suck at resizing pictures.
This past weekend I took a class at the local art college (the most fantabulous place on earth, kinda like Disneyland for people who play with chemicals) on Shibori, a Japanese form of fabric dyeing.  Here are the results:

Itajame, which basically means folding and clamping with weird things between the clamp and the fabric so dye can't get in.  This one was clamped with small pieces of wood and bound with rubber bands, then dyed in red.

Itajame again, this time with metal washers as the resist, tossed in black dye.  Since the dye was a mix, the red in it absorbed into the fabric faster than the other components, and I adore it.

Final itajame, which I haphazardly folded over an arashi that I had done the previous day and didn't like.  Brown over turquoise.

No clue what the Japanese word is for these.  You basically hand stitch patterns and then draw the thread up tight, so that where the stitches are resist dye.  True blue and salmon dye.

This technique is called Arashi, and involved wrapping fabric around a pole, wrapping string around that, and smushing it down so that the bits covered by string are hidden from the dye.  This one was in the brown dye, but again the red absorbed quicker than the other components and it's my favorite piece in the entire world.

Ta-da! I then, later that day, managed to get dye both in my eye and in my digestive system.  Not really all that fun.  I don't quite know what I'm going to do with these yet, except overdye the single-color ones, but suggestions are most welcome.
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25  Re: Come one come all post your new tattoo IDEAS! in Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions by JoyousBohemian on: July 16, 2005 10:55:19 PM
Oooh, what a great thread! My two cents:
The tattoo I'm getting in December/January is the phrase "to be free" in Sinhala, the language and alphabet of Sri Lanka, where I'm spending a semester starting in three weeks (eeeeeee!).  It's the most gorgoues script, based on swirls and curlicues, so hopefully people will think it's an abstraction and not pull on me to try to figure out what it says.  I'm planning on getting it between my shoulderblades where wings would grow.
After that, I'm not sure where this is going, but it's going somewhere:

Minus all the stuff about Entertainment Weekly, because I'm thinking that might be a little weird to catch a glimpse of every once in a while.  Anyone else gotten a Shel Silverstein tat?
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26  Re: Alice in Wonderland. in Stenciling: Discussion and Questions by JoyousBohemian on: July 15, 2005 05:44:40 PM
You got my interest up, so I did an image search on Google and this was my favorite, by far:

which, with a little work, could be an amazing stencil.  Hmmm, maybe I'll work on that.
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