Saturday, February 18, 2012

peacock

From that awesome bird pattern book a PEACOCK. oh yea. Of course, I can't tell you how many hours it takes to put one together but its worth it. Now I'm going to make an albino peacock and i imagine that will look so very awesome. Also the peacock will be put up on the Etsy site as a commission if anyone is interested.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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While I have an intense interest in fabric as sculpture/art I will be the first to admit I am NOT a seamstress and my talent with making clothes is pretty rudimentary. So that means it's easier to go to a second-hand store, FIND a piece of clothing and modify it like so.
This, in it's previous life, was a band uniform jacket (tags still inside) but the cut of it fits Steampunk very well. I have added the details; trim and lace but that's it.
Not sure what else I can do to it, I don't want to overload it with details and I've done what I wanted which was to make it look a little more military and add some lace for femininity. I have some brooches along the steampunk line to add but that's about it.
I wonder if that's an idea to make money; find clothing to alter and sell it on Etsy? Well, something to consider for the future.
When I own a tophat I'll take photos of the full outfit.

Friday, February 10, 2012

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The other night I was fortunate enough to attend a lecture by an visiting artist by the name of Keil Johnson at the University of Reno, Nevada. We're pretty lucky in that we get some pretty amazing artists to visit.
His work is multi-talented; ranging from expansive, impressive drawings with amazing tiny detail to his better known work in creating 'things' with cardboard. He's probably better known for making these cameras (that actually work! so awesome!). Here's a short film on the process:



All in all an awesome lecture and inspiring stuff. I love working with paper too :)