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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: PROGRESS! in desperate need of a 2nd [or 3rd or 18th or 284th] opinion on: August 20, 2008 04:51:14 PM
Oh yes, that really does bridge the eye much better from the bottom to top!

I have a question: on the original picture the collar seemed to set back a littler further, on the new one it seems to go more straight up and closer to the head.  Is that just in the picture taking?

I can't wait to see what else you do, especially with embroidery.  This is just amazing Smiley keep us updated with juicy pictures  Wink


12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: in desperate need of a 2nd [or 3rd or 18th or 284] opinion on: August 19, 2008 12:01:00 AM
Looking at it again, I noticed that on the back there is some sort of awesome sheer fabric that picks up the lighter cream color in just the right amount to help it flow.  (and create dimensions to this piece, love it!)

Along with the two back straps creating movement for you eye to go up and down and not out.

Can you somehow use that same sheer in the front to help the two colors and your eye flow more?
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: in desperate need of a 2nd [or 3rd or 18th or 284] opinion on: August 18, 2008 11:54:41 PM
I love where you are going with this.

I think separately most of the pieces are great but there are a few areas where they don't flow together and my eye is stopped.  Does that make sense?

The bodice (if thats the right term) is the biggest part that seems a little odd, it totally stops my eye and there I am staring at those lines that lead me to the armpits and not up to the most awesome "illumination" of the collar and In all fairness I can see you aren't finished with it and the waist area... but I really want to say that I'd like to see those horizontal lines go away, maybe change the neckline to be less horizontal and more dynamic... perhaps carry the shape of the reverse scallop thingies that are on the collar. (yep, I know no technical terms, unless "thingy" counts)

 I think the back/bottom is great! love the drama of the train and the feathers really bring the fire aspect to it, along with the color.

As someone else said, you might bring the feathers somehow to the front, even if its just a tiny bit for flow.

What seems to be missing is carrying the red up into the top, partially due to the horizontal on the breast and party due to no red.

I don't think it should be heavy however or even extend all the way, just a bridge/fade.  Embroidery does sound good, perhaps time consuming though.  I like how it goes from the red to the pale and anything heavy might ruin that effect.

I am in love with the collar, I think it fits the theme so much, its like illumination, rays of light shining up from the fire, the pheonix.
I am not a designer, I don't play one on tv, and most days I can't even dress myself to match, so take what I say with a grain of salt and also know that I really really do LOVE what you have done so far and am very impressed.

(I hope that was helpful, you seem like you don't just want the arse-pats but some different eyes looking at it critically)

and umm... please keep us updated! when I saw this my jaw dropped, I can not wait to see the finished results and good luck! Cheesy
14  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Re: Roadkill chair into cute girl's bench on: June 05, 2008 12:15:43 PM
Awesome transformation! I love how you made it into a bench, and that you did such a wonderful job on it Smiley
15  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Re: Rad Plaid Cat Tree from Meh Grey Office Chair! =^.^= on: June 05, 2008 12:14:15 PM
Wow that is something I never would of thought of, its brilliant!  Cats are drawn to office chairs and what a great new life for it!
16  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 28 ENTRIES / Re: My journal has grown legs! on: June 05, 2008 12:12:07 PM
You did such a great job on this, its so happy and whimsical!  Also just seeing our stool is such an inspiration to see something wonderful in something that would otherwise be thrown out.  Good job!
17  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Once a day (at least) for the year *updated Thursday Feb. 21* on: May 16, 2008 12:07:15 PM
Thank you so much Smiley

I wanted to also say I'm very sorry that the posts stopped.  I've signed on to Illustrate a children's book and working on that combined with my health has sucked all the life and creativity out of me.


Honestly, sometimes working for someone else does that.  So much compromise and in the end you are too ashamed to show anyone the work you did or claim it.

I hope to pick this up again when I'm done with it... ATC resuscitation for my creative soul if you will.

Hope everyone is well!

18  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 26 ENTRIES / Re: Knee High Tulips on: April 03, 2008 04:36:28 PM
Very elegant looking flowers! I love the petals.

Did you find shaping the wire to be easy? I'm just curious as I want to use hangers for something and you've done such a great job at shaping them!

The color of the petals is very delicate too, lovely Smiley
19  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 26 ENTRIES / Re: Shoes! on: April 03, 2008 04:34:23 PM
What a wonderful entry! I'm really impressed at not only at how you made them but.. that you thought to make them!

20  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Re: Once a day (at least) for the year *updated Thursday Feb. 28* on: February 28, 2008 09:49:30 PM
ahhh it took my slow brain a minute to figure out why the moon should have holes... then oh! haha it should.

I've been doing a lot of pencil sketches of moths and flying insects like that in the sketchbook and the first thing I had thought was "oh if only I could make jewelry!"  Going to at least figure out how to make a crown out of one of the designs for the elven fairy outfit I'm working on for Scarborough fair.  Hopefully with more sketches and more practice the designs will improve too.

Those birds are ready to burst! At least that is what my hubby said when he saw it.  Maybe they are helium filled bluebirds... its a new breed.

Here is one more that I had scanned in today but didn't get posted earlier.

Day 51February 20, 2008
Field Mouse.  Watercolor, graphite, and prisma color pencil on brown kraft paper adhered to a playing card.


p.s. I really want to go back and edit this one and kind of put a splash of color behind the mouse.
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