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1  trunk and art show in austin in Texas: Central by travtrav on: May 23, 2005 10:02:31 PM
hi. i'm having a trunk and art show on sunday, may 29th from 4pm-7pm at parts & labour (1604 s. congress). art and crafts and comics, baby. vegan snacks and live music by my band, the needies. oh, here's a flyer with all of the information i just said. hmmm...

hope to see you there.
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2  oh, a recent art show... in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by travtrav on: December 28, 2004 08:48:31 PM
so i had an art show in abilene, texas a coupla weeks ago, and.... here are two of my favorite pieces from the show. other ones are on my website. shame on me. look at me, everybody! look at me! SHAME.


"everything is red and pink and black and brown...
and i wish you were around"


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3  this costume might cross the line for me - Care Bear Costume Tutorial in Halloween Costumes by travtrav on: October 28, 2004 12:13:30 PM
so i was trying to figure out to be for halloween and i was STUMPED. then i saw a four-year-old in the paper dressed as a care bear. and then i decided it would be a good idea for me, a 26-year-old heterosexual male, to go as a care bear for halloween.

i was wanting to be cheer bear or the other pink one, but i couldn't find matching pink sweats. see, i decided that the best way to go would be to get a hoodie and matching sweatpants. right? right. so anyway, i found this nice ladies baby blue hoodie and pants for super cheap. i couldn't find mittens. that would have been choice. anyway...

i took the pocket off the front so i'd have fabric for the ears. then i cut them mothas out.

i found some skanky stuffing (i couldn't find my... i mean... my friend's sewing stuff) and cut it to size.

and since my... i mean... my friend's sewing machine is currently on the fritz, i handstitched the ears, flipped them and stuffed them.

and i stitched them to the hoodie. i put it on and marked where they'd to so it would be right.

and then i slept.

and when i woke up, i grabbed a white t-shirt that i don't wear (it's too big) and cut a big chunk out of it.

and then i cut it into a circle by folding it into quarters. you know what i'm sayin'.

and then i EVER SO CAREFULLY sketched out the stomach design onto some fancy stencil material. if you're up on your care bears, you'd know by now that this is a Grumpy Bear costume.

i cut out the raincloud and raindrops and spray painted them in blue onto the fabric. it's windy in west texas, so it's not totally perfect. fine, it's not CLOSE to perfect. cut me some slack, jerks.

then i drew the hearts with a red acrylic paint pen and outlined everything in black.

then i fabric glued the circle onto the hoodie (so it wouldn't droop) and stitched around the whole mamma jamma (again, by hand).

and i drew the red heart on the right cheek of the pants with paint pens.

and VOILA!!! i am Grumpy Bear. aw, the world makes me sad. but it's "to show you how silly we are when we're grumpy" or whatever. My theory is that he's grumpy because his pants make him look like kinda dumpy. tapered legs. ew.

and then i took a little nap. aww. gimme candy. wait, just gimme some cash. Grumpy Bear needs a plane ticket to see Girlfriend Bear.

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4  Re: a new commission - acrylic, spray paint in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by travtrav on: October 21, 2004 11:42:19 AM

there! it's back!

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5  Re: record cuff in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by travtrav on: May 29, 2004 02:43:37 PM
the vinyl doesn't really MELT, so don't worry about getting stuff stuck to your knives. it just gets really soft and pliable. at 200-220 degrees after five or six minutes, it's not even dentable with your finger or anything. and i have a paper cutter that i use to make mine. when the records are hot and bendy, the vinyl cuts just like cardboard. but yeah, you have to act fast. i can usually only make to or three cuts before throwing the pieces back in for a little bit. you could probably use a knife when you get them out of the oven, though. here are some that i've made:

kinda new-wavey. beeeeeorp beeeeeorpt!
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