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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Vegetarian Dinosaur on: January 01, 2009 07:12:22 PM
Looks great!  Your stitching is so nice and even. Smiley
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: chopstick/dowel knitting needle tutorial on: October 08, 2008 06:24:44 PM
cocoabemean-- I love those glittery poofs at the end! so cute!

lillymaikool- That woodburning looks really nice. Smiley

Idiosyncratic- I'd love to see your finished needles, I'm glad you found inspiration!

I just made a huge pair of size 17 DPN's so I could knit some sweater sleeves without having to seam them.  I hate seaming! Tongue
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Lovely indie mauve gathered dress --photos on: June 30, 2008 08:00:59 AM
Looks wonderful!
I wish my first sewing project looked like that!!
the horrors that were my first dress..... eep!
Great way to redo your wardrobe as well!
4  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lendrum wobble on: June 11, 2008 02:52:35 PM
If you end up keeping the wheel could you put rubber feet on it?  you could always put a washer inbetween it and the wheel and one of the rubber feet to offset the wobble.
5  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 05-30-08 - Returned Mojo Edition :) on: May 30, 2008 12:39:03 PM
Wonderful Yarns this week people!! 
I'm loving the colors and the coils especially!
Here's what I've been up to this week:
They are all merino

This one is a "mock" Malbrigio yarn.  I modeled it after a skien I bought and can't find any more of.  This one is being coveted by yours truly for a long time- heheh.

This one is called "antique valentines" it is marled and much prettier in person. Smiley 

This is on it's way to becoming armwarmers in the near future. It is sport weight and self striping.

The last one is called "cheetah" and is super squishy!

Can't wait to see more!!
6  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Pretty Betty Rides Again on: May 23, 2008 09:36:48 AM
Lovely story and lovely wheel!
The day I got my spinning wheel- which my grandpa got for me as a wedding gift - he had a heart attack, but he was ok.  When he was in the hospital I brought him some of the yarn I had made and it really brightened his day.  I named my wheel 'Bobby' after him. Smiley
7  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday 5/23/2008 on: May 23, 2008 09:33:23 AM
Nice yarns so far this week!!
Feralfeminine, I especially love the look of the bamboo and the cotton yarn-- the shiny bamboo and the matte cotton are absolutely wonderful together!!
8  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Leap Year Fiber Friday 2/29/08 on: February 29, 2008 09:18:54 AM
I LOVE everyone's yarns this week, although my favorites have to be the glitzy ones, I love how they look with the black and white roving!
Here's my contribution for the week!

The first is a bulky skien of merino wool that I plied with orange wool.  I keep wanting to stuff my face into it because it is so soft.  Smiley

The second is a boucle yarn that I plied with white thread and added little bumps and coils to.  It reminds me of cheetos!

This last one reminds me of Mardi Gras.  It is 100% merino as well.

I cant wait to see the rest of the yarns this week!

9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Audrey Hepburn Portrait on: February 11, 2008 08:12:28 PM
Another tip I just thought of that helps me a lot is holding it up to a mirror.  This really helps me in general with any drawing or painting I do.  It will help you to see any flaws right away. ( Not that I'm saying your drawing is flaw-filled -- haha )  I can't wait to see your next piece.
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Audrey Hepburn Portrait on: February 06, 2008 01:50:55 PM
Hello Hello,
I just wanted to give some friendly advice,
If you want to really learn to shade well, I would invest in a set of different hardnesses of pencils to use for your drawings.  This one looks like it was done using an ebony pencil right? 
A good starter set of pencils would be a 6H, 4H, 2H, B, 2B, 4B, 6B
These go from a very light colored and hard lead (6H) to a soft and dark lead (6B)
This will make shading a lot easier. 
I also had a hard time with my high school art teacher, she was a very different person from myself, and after a year of taking classes with her that I had NO interest in, I just asked her if I could do an independent study.  This was probably where my passion for art REALLY took off.  Now I'm about 1 year away from getting my masters, so keep at it, and remember that you sometimes need to be your own cheerleader. Smiley
Lastly, I would second the comment before on making sure you try to draw what you see not what you know.  This is a hard thing for everyone to get past!  Trust me!
Keep at it though!  You look like you have a good foundation.
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