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11  Re: Xerox Dust (Arty Analog Matrix) (Female nudity heads up!) in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Fabric on: April 25, 2008 08:39:37 AM
Announcing the show! Cheesy

Also, I finally just finished the digital version, and will hopefully have some posters printed by next wednesday! hoorah!

(Also, I made the flyer... is that art too? Woo hoo beginner design skillzzzz)
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12  Dia de Los Muertos watercolors in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Fabric on: April 05, 2008 06:23:45 PM
I made these for a swap with Calluna- she listed Dia de Los Muertos as an interest, and it totally inspired me!
I've never had such success with watercolor before, so I wanted to give these their own special post Smiley

They're about 4 or 5 inches tall. The one with the heart's probably a little bigger.

When I was bored at school I scanned them at 7200dpi (the file was 1.6 gigs and crashed my laptop when I tried to open it hahaha) so I may play around with blowing these up really really large.

Thanks for looking! It'd be nice to know what you think!
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13  Red and Orange Party Wallet in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Fabric on: April 05, 2008 05:46:39 PM
I needed a small, sleek wallet with a strap on it and the right pockets to carry my essentials for when I go out. I haven't been able to find what I'm looking for in stores, so I drew up a design and made one Smiley The strap and its small size make it so convenient to carry, even when you're in a place without a purse, or in an outfit without pockets.

The highlights:
*money pocket is small, since I rarely carry cash anyway, and has a flap over it to hold in change
*wrist strap so very convenient!
*see through id window for bus pass convenience (made out of an overhead projector sheet of acetate… which kind of buckled when I ironed it all :-/)
*special little pocket to hold a really lucky coin
*super compact, fits into all pockets and doesn't weigh ya down!
*happy colors


Filled up:


The next photo is a close up of a special pocket meant to harbor a very special coin which was given to me by a (crazy?) guy who used to come in to starbucks (he told me to hold onto this till he came back for it. Something about him becoming famous and I get a box seat. Something about the end of the world too, as I recall. He was a nice guy.):

And the original drawing:

PS: these photos were taken before I put snaps on. I put one .5" snap just above the see-through id part, so when it's snapped it holds all the important cards in that pocket. Works
really well, feels extra secure to carry around on wrist.

(Link to my flickr so hotlinking is legit: http://flickr.com/photos/fabric/)

Thanks for looking!
Have a great saturday Smiley

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14  Re: Forest Friends Round 2 Gallery!!! in The Swap Gallery by Fabric on: April 03, 2008 07:10:28 PM
I received from greatlonggone, it was worth the wait Smiley

Decoupaged squirrel box

Doe necklace

Crocheted and felt birds
(the other owl and the flower pin have already been nabbed by a friend)

gorgeous owl hat- I've been wearing this a lot. I'm so in awe of people with the patience to knit so many little stitches!

Bird magnets

Thank you, Greatlonggone, it's all awesome Cheesy

ETA: OH NO! I forgot to put up a pic of the crocheted doe!! It's adorable, and it looks like it took a ton of time to make!
I'm sorry greatlonggone, I swear it's gettin' love!
I'll try to take a pic soon Smiley
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15  Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Fabric on: April 03, 2008 06:51:28 PM
The second package I recieved from Calluna is GORGEOUS and Amelie themed!
It's super detailed and all about love and gnomes and dogs with cones and birds with pearls and.. and..
Since there's so much to it, I compiled a photo collage of what came in the box! Even the fabric scraps it was packed in are fantastic! (That one is so from my wists!)
here's what I got:
-poly clay dog-in-cone and bird-in-pearls magnets
-poly clay gnome picture frame!
-deconstructed camera filled with goodies! (Including: the suicidal fish! Lady Di! Artichoke stamp, marble, key, wine glass tags, leaf of knowledge)
-reclaimed, love themed journal for "doodles, clippings and assorted oddities"
(Every page of this journal has wonderful cut outs about love and dreams and beautiful things! Smiley)


Thank you Calluna!
You blow me away!

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16  Re: Make-A-Friend Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Fabric on: March 23, 2008 08:30:41 AM
Calluna sent me the first half of my second package, for use on the airplane to London!
She sent 2 spindles, and a large braid of roving Smiley  I haven't been able to keep my hands off it- spinning has turned out to be so satisfying and surprisingly fast paced.
It's been a lot of fun to learn!

(Not the most consistant yarn yet, but I'm learning!)

The roving Calluna sent looks like the mane of a unicorn!

This has been a wonderfully fun way to kill time in airports!
Thank you, again, Calluna!
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17  Xerox Dust (Arty Analog Matrix) (Female nudity heads up!) in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Fabric on: March 17, 2008 11:59:51 PM
I xeroxed a naked body in several segments, then fed each of the individual sheet sections through the xerox over and over and over and over until the images degraded into the dust of compression artifacts.

The result is pretty gorgeous, on macro and micro levels. It's hard to photograph because there's so much to look at both from afar and really close up.

Here's an overview of the project, pinned up on my wall:

Here's a link to a MUCH larger version, where you can actually see the details of the degradation:

And here's an extreme close up of one of the last photocopies. Here you can see that the pixels have morphed and are now starting to resemble maps of tiny islands! How friggin cool is that???

More pictures (of other content in this media form) and info on the testing and the process on my blog:

I did this for my digital imaging final, and will turn it in tomorrow.
What do you think??

This has been an awesomely fun project, and there will definitely be future iterations of it.

The original composition was supposed to be a woman on the left, and a man on the right, blending together into dust in the middle... but I had a little trouble scheduling the male model.

That'll be the next step, I think!

Thanks for looking!

Edit: Here's a photo to give you a sense of scale:

Here's where it will be shown this month, if you're in the NW!
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18  Art Nouveau- Mucha Pendant Beaded Necklace in Beads: Completed Projects by Fabric on: March 07, 2008 09:12:18 PM

I made this in the Art Nouveau swap for parisgirl, but it took forever and I'm pretty proud of it so I wanted to give it its own post!
The pendant is hand drawn + colored with permanent marker and pencil on Shrinky dink (original image ~5x7" before shrinking to around 2x3")
This is the first necklace I've ever beaded like this- individual little links of beads looped together on wire. It took a lot of time, but was really satisfying!

Since I wasn't sure if she'd be keen on wearing gigantic jewelry (thankfully, she is!) I made a smaller pendant too, just in case. They're interchangeable:

Both interpretations of Mucha posters.

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19  Re: Art Nouveau swap in The Swap Gallery by Fabric on: March 07, 2008 12:05:13 PM
Amazing cards, and can I say that I love that paste smell - I'm so weird.  I don't eat paste, just sniff it a little.
I'm glad everything got there safely, and that you may actually wear the hairclip! (I'm lucky to have gotten such a bold jewelry-wearer for a partner!)

I have a photo of the little one! (So hard to get a photo of, though thing-a-day has forced me to improve my macro technique Tongue)
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20  Re: Forest Friends Round 2 Gallery!!! in The Swap Gallery by Fabric on: March 05, 2008 04:58:29 PM
Oh, that apron is slick!
And I love the Huh  it allllmost reminds me of a pig footed bandicoot:


Which just happens to be the coolest animal in the world.

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