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21  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Tokyo City - FINISHED!! Please let me know if you like it! on: July 10, 2007 11:34:43 AM
Very cool painting! I really really like it. Did you paint it from a photo or memory or imagination?
22  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Ch-ch-ch-charlie brown!(a dress)(picture plump) on: July 08, 2007 08:06:06 AM
Soooo cute!!  Cheesy
23  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Twee - beribboned fingerless gloves *Now with free pattern* on: July 08, 2007 08:02:30 AM
These are so gorgeous.  Cheesy
And I read on your blog that you play the piano, and these gloves look like something something you should be wearing when playing the piano. lol They just look so elegant.
24  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Used Book Swap Gallery! on: July 07, 2007 02:26:03 AM
lilylola and I have both received. And I decided to post pics of what I sent her. A little book on Indian Dance in Russian, a booklet about a Ukranian national dance ensemble, a children's story book. And a Bulgarian book about the holiday called Lazarovden, that has a lot of photographs of national dress from different parts of the country. I also took pictures of some pages in the indian dances book.

25  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Fading Daffodils and Lemon (tempera on paperbag) on: July 05, 2007 09:28:15 AM
It's not much, but I am particularly proud of this painting. I used a paperbag from my lunch the day before. I went with my instincts and just assembled a composition of yellows. The painting is from live observation and the daffodils were already fading so I tried to capture that as well as I could. I derived great enjoyment from painting it and I hope you like it.

26  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Birds on: July 05, 2007 09:19:56 AM
thanks, meanderingartist, I got confused about the word. I thought you meant those transparent papers that give a matte effect. But now I see everyone was talking about the white /colour frame before the actual frame. That is actually what I meant by "background" just wasn't sure about the word.  Embarrassed
27  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Birds on: July 04, 2007 11:52:15 AM
 Cheesy Thank you, everyone. I'm sooo glad you like them. And a special thank you to jungrrl for the info on the crossbill.

And to answer the questions: moonshinebluebird, they are painted in watercolours. I was amazed at how clean I worked with them, considering that I'm very messy when I paint. Queen of the Savages, each took about an hour and a half. Yeah, I know, I took my time. lol And CraftyImperfections, the idea with the patterned paper sounds interesting. I'll see how it will look. What do you mean about the distressed inks? And about your offer, be careful what you wish for. I might just accept living in your basement and painting all day.  Tongue

Anyway, I was thinking of framing them with solid bright colours for a background and lighter wooden frames also in a similar colour, lightly painted so that the texture of the wood will show through. I think it would give them a modern look because of the pop colours, yet the wood showing through the colour would make them feel naturey.

Also, a few of you mentioned matting them. Would that mean just putting a matted transparent paper on top or is that a special technique?  Embarrassed

28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Elegant Fabric Gloves tutorial??? on: July 04, 2007 11:15:13 AM
 Cheesy thank you for sharing the tutorial. I've been craving some elegant long gloves lately and the way things are with trends here, you just can't find something that isn't trendy at the moment. My mom told me that making gloves is waaaay too difficult (though she says that to me about everything), but I decided to at least see a tutorial and figure out if I can do it. I'll definately try it.  Grin
29  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Birds on: July 04, 2007 04:53:32 AM
I drew these at the end of March and finally got a chance to take photos of them. They are cards at the moment but I'm thinking of changing them into framed pictures. I drew them from photographs of birds I found on the internet. What do you think?

European Robin

Purple Finch

Purple Finch

Spotted Towhee

Red Crossbill (I have no idea why it's called a red crossbill when it's actually yellow  Huh )
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Elegant Fabric Gloves tutorial??? on: July 04, 2007 03:16:30 AM
Does anyone know where I can find a tutorial on how to make long elegant gloves? Not knitted, but from fabric. Something like THIS.

thank you.  Grin
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