Friday, December 31, 2010
Today I needed to make a stencil and use it in my project.Flyingsushi is the name of a club I used to have with some friends a couple of years ago. I cut the letters out with a craft knife and used a brush to apply fabric paint over it. And I put random splotches all over it to add a homemade look. I used a plain old t-shirt to put the stencils on. I used blue , silver, and gold fabric paint.
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Thursday, December 30, 2010
This is my vegetable lady! Her dress is a lettuce leaf, her earrings cranberries, her body and arms pickle slices,a potato slice as a top, her hair is two pieces of cooked pasta, and her head is a red pepper. She's held together by pins , safety pins , and a skewer. There's a potato holding her up behind her too. Her eyes are little slices of pickle and the yellow is the head of pins. My idea for the day was to make something out of the first fruit or vegetable I see when I enter my kitchen. So I decided why not make it all out of vegetables?
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Today I needed to make something with a collection of mine or a friends so I decided to do a nail design I've not tried yet. I did a base coat of purple and then free handed a cup of hot chocolate with a orange micro brush. Then I did little white steam squiggles with a white micro brush, and I put a topcoat on. I didn't have enough room to do cups on my other nails so I just did big white squiggles. At first I thought about doing the cup with a stencil but then I decided it would look better if I did it with the brush alone. And voila ! it came out great ;) .
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Yesterday I went to a place called Glory Bee , and they sell soap and candle stuff so I got a couple scents and one was called oatmeal honey and milk. I thought that would be a great scent for sugar scrub. Making it was way easier than I thought it would be. I used half a cup of olive oil and a cup of brown sugar. Then all you do is mix it up and add a couple drops of the scent. And that made quite a bit of the scrub. I used it this morning and my skin is all soft and nice smelling.
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Today I took a walk and used the things around me. I had to leave it somewhere where someone else could find it so, I left it by a mailbox.
I picked some ferns and arranged them into a little fan. I used a reed as a stem.
Hopefully when Mr.mystery goes to get his mail he'll( or she'll) find my surprise.
And luckily it was raining today so that added to the creative mood.
I've noticed that most of the people I know don't like rain. I mean in Oregon you have to get used to it right? So I decided to embrace the wet. As long as its not pouring drenching rain , I like it. And as a plus right now i don't even own a raincoat so its not like I'm dry while enjoying the rain.
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Monday, December 27, 2010
Today my challenge was to make something out of paper without cutting, gluing, or drawing on it, so I made this lake and put some cranes and a water lily to float on it.
I crumpled some shiny green tissue paper around it to depict foliage. The flower came out a little bigger than I thought it would and it kind of dwarfs the cranes.
At first I thought about ripping up some paper and then making a picture out of it, but then I figured that's like finding a loophole from the no scissors rule. So I made this scene.
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Sunday, December 26, 2010
I started "A daily creativity journal 365" by Noah Scalin yesterday. It is such a great book! My first inspiration was " The first step is the hardest, so start small and make something that fits in the palm of your hand using only materials in your immediate environment. So I thought I'd literally use my hand! I used Q tips to dab on sauce and define it.
This is what I did on day two of my adventure. My inspiration is " what's your favorite animal? Use it as your inspiration today ". I haven't really thought about what my favorite animal is. But I thought along the lines of, what animal do I like to watch and look at? Jellyfish are so fluid and smooth.
I took a box and tissue paper and hung jelly fish from the top. The legs are made of novelty yarn and I put electric candles in the back. My camera didn't show the shadowing though.
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