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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Reproducing a soliloquy onto... something? on: September 24, 2010 06:50:38 PM
So many questions, so little time!
For an English project, I have to do an "artistic rendering" of one of Hamlet's soliloquies. The guidelines are that it has to be handmade, NO t shirts, and nothing lame (ie, crumpled grocery bag + lighter + coffee grounds + crappy handwriting).
I wanted to try etching glass, but making a stencil of a all those words sounds difficult and time consuming. In the past people have embroidered tapestries, made mock military documents, done calligraphy on canvasses... They all seem nice but I really don't want to copy anyone else.
So I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for something super creative and cool I could do that isn't ridiculously impossible, and any tips on how I might go about doing it.

Also, if it helps, the speech I picked was in Act I, Scene 2. Hamlet is defending himself against his mother saying that he TRULY is depressed, and he's not just a poser by wearing black clothing. (not in so many words)

Thanks guys!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Uninspired :( on: July 12, 2010 10:16:41 PM
You guys, I've been blessed with lots and lots of lovely beads, wire, tools, buttons, chain, findings... and yet I'm completely uninspired. Honestly.
I've tried browsing etsy, craftster, google, and online bead stores for project inspiration but I just can't get inspired! I don't know what's wrong with me!
I've included a picture of (most of) my stash so maybe someone can help me get out of this slump.

Also, I just bought some MORE beads, nylon thread, cameos, and headpins at artbeads.com. Heh heh...
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How do I make this dress less ugly? on: January 03, 2010 03:42:18 PM
Let's face it. It's a trainwreck. I bought it at Macys years ago and it's just overall NOT flattering. I really want to fix it though...
any suggestions on how to reconstruct this dress into something a little more becoming?

PS excuse the mean looking face and adorable little brother haha
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Hats, hats, hats... EDIT: one more on: June 09, 2009 06:00:25 PM
And a headband! I basically only know how to knit headwear...

5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / "Secret Pal" gift ideas? on: October 03, 2007 05:31:38 PM
well, in marching band, we do this thing called Secret Pals.
We each (SECRETLY) get assigned someone to buy or make gifts for and (SECRETLY) give the gifts to them every competition.
It's my first year in marching band and I don't know what are some good ideas.
so heres the list of things he likes (we all filled out a sheet and our secret pals received them)

Name: Steven
Grade: 12
Instrument: alto sax
Favorite snack. food: Jamba juice or anything yummy
Favorite drinks: Sprite, coke
Favorite candy: take 5, twix, gummy worms, crunch bar
Favorite color: green and purple
favorite animal: ferret
Favorite cartoon/movie character: GIR from Invader Zim
Favorite stores: Borders, target, hot topic, gaming stores
Favorite music: techno, rap, alternative rock
Allergies: nuts
What you want most: Food, drink, etc. DIBS!!! (crunch bar)

so I had one idea I thought would be cute.
I'd get him a king size crunch bar with a label "for the ride up" and make a crunch bar pillow with a label "for the ride back".

so yeah.
In addition to all of this, I know he's gay and that he likes new found glory and old blink 182.

thank you in advance for helping me out.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ahoy, Sweatshirt. on: September 15, 2007 09:58:39 AM
well, uhm.
I made this a few months ago, but never got around to posting it.
I mean, I sewed the letters and anchor on to the plain boring sweatshirt.
It's unfortunate that I don't have any pictures of myself in it.
Or at all, really.
See, I made it to bring to camp.
And when I did, we just ended up trading jackets all week.
And these two guys were kind of obsessed with it.
And one had it for three days, and I was stuck with his.
Anyways, not really incredible detail shots.
But here we go.

7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / what would you call this sort of thing? on: August 20, 2007 08:37:45 PM
I was browsing deviantart and I saw an artist who used the same few characters and just periodically drew them doing random things, like messing with a telemarketer and such.
I was sort of inspired to do something like that.
sort of like a comic strip, but with a single drawing each installment.
I want to have a few characters and base the plot off my life, but a little less boring.
I've been referring to it (so far) as an "artistic series", but I don't know what it really would be.
if anyone can help me coin a term I'd be very grateful.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / nothing to wear to a show? eek. on: July 29, 2007 08:46:10 PM
So yesterday I had a very important show to go to.
my friend corees band was performing, which is a huge deal because they NEVER perform, even though the whole city LOVES them.
so I finally get to see them play, and I realize that morning that I have nothing to wear.
so I dip into my fabric stash and make this.
my first time making something without a pattern, and you can tell.
there are some obvious mistakes that could have been eaisily avoided, but whatever.
I like it.
here we goooo.

(not sure what I'm doing there...)

CC perhaps?
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / can anyone help me with lyrics? on: June 11, 2007 05:55:08 PM
I figured this would be the best place to ask.
well, I write songs sometimes for my band and I have this issue where I have to go bit by bit and write every single instruments part before I can move on and start writing anything for the next bit.
so far I've betayed my methods a little bit because I'm having such a hard time finding lyrics that will really work with the rythem and lyrics I have so far.
I'm not going to post lyrics yet until I know someone can help me with it, because they're actually kind of embarassing.
if you can help me, I swear that if I become famous I will put your name in my little CD booklet that says you helped write it.
thank you.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / This is the day your life will surely change. (pic heavy tunic type stripething) on: May 28, 2007 05:03:50 PM
that song kind of goes through my head when I look at this.
if you don't know what song it is, it's the song on the M&M commercials.
I was overjoyed when they first put it on those commercials, haha.

anyways, I have this semi-important project due tomorrow that I hadn't even thought of what to do for it so what do I do?
I take my halloween costume and turn it into a strapless tunic type thing, of course!
So I made myself a strapless tunic type thing, took pictures, and then started on my project, which is now done.
By the way, it's all handsewn due to lack of sewing machine.

BEFORE(this is actually from halloween)


(by the way, i meant for the hemming to be all messy, I'll explain after I finish putting the pictures it)

alright, so the reason I wanted the hemming to be like this.
Me: Mom, look I made a short.
Mom: Oh, I'm so proud of you!
Me: yeah, too bad the hem is kind of messy. it'd be so much better looking if I had a sewing machine.
mom: good point, beautiful darling daughter of mine! let's go get you one right now!

anyways, that's all.
comment if you like, I'd lvoe to know what you think of it.
love leah.
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