Tag Archives: Art

November 3rd, 2012

4 Nov

PHOTO #60: New Projects!

This is a drawing I did for my sister, she wanted me to make a dress for her in a vibrant but not ‘orangy’ red colour. I doodled this one day, and she found it and said it was exactly what she wanted. Now months later, she still wants me to make the dress for a Christmas party she’s attending, but I’m sure she’s thought of some changes from this initial design. I thought I’d dig it out as a reference for her, and we are going to start on the specs tomorrow. I’m pretty excited. It’s been a while since I’ve put together a dress. And then, I’m nervous because…well it’s been a while since I’ve put together a dress. So we’ll see how it goes, I have high hopes for it. We’ve also already bought the fabric, so that’s out of the way! Picking the right fabric can be hard. Especially when you have a vision of what you want, it’s soul crushing when you have to settle for a fabric that does not suit what you need.

Hopefully this will put me in the mood to make something for myself as well. I have so much fabric, I should really use some of it. That will be my next goal, after this dress I’m going to make something for myself. A cute dress shirt maybe, or just a dress. I’ll decide on that later.

P.S. I am getting this post out before midnight! Woohoo for goals and reaching them…sometimes…I’ll keep trying.

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September 29th, 2012

30 Sep

PHOTO #25: Nuit Blanche

So, from what I remember the last couple of years I’ve been to Nuit Blanche, I have not had the greatest time. Two years ago, it took us five hours to walk down Yonge Street (Something that should take twenty minutes). And to top it off, all we saw were some people carrying a cardboard robot. So I didn’t have high expectations for this year, and I wasn’t disappointed. I got exactly what I was expecting. Me and a friend took off alone because all our other friends were sitting around drinking, and wasting time. So, the most ground covered was with just me and her alone. Everything in this picture I saw with her. Once we finally met up with the other group, we spent the rest of the night waiting for more people.

Plus Side:

-Hung out with friends

-Mixed an excellent Rye and Ginger for myself

-Got free coffee

Down Side:

-Didn’t see much

-Spilled Ginger Ale in my bag some how, almost ruining my passport and Ipod

-left early and missed out on Golden Griddle (I was really hungry all night, and they went after I left 😦 )

There’s also a peek of what my outfit was for the night. In keeping with the fall theme I wore lots of layers, and my favourite jean jacket, that I bought for my sister and then she practically never wore it. So I took it back. You can’t really see the necklace but it’s another one of my own creations. I made the rock out of dollar store self hardening clay and painted it black. Then top coated it with nail polish. Yea, I couldn’t find my glaze, so I improvised.

September 11th 2012

12 Sep

PHOTO #7: My Graffiti

So once again I had quite a boring day. I worked in the morning, and there wasn’t much going on. Most of the time when I’m bored this is what I do. I doodle, and I create graffiti style drawings out of random words. Sometimes I get a fellow employee to give me a word, sometimes I use their name. Mostly I come up with stuff, and make people guess what it says. But, this is what I came up with today (technically yesterday, since it’s past midnight). I created the pencil sketch while at work, and since I had nothing to do once I got home, I got out my illustration tools and finished it off. Now I’m no artist, so if you criticize my skills, I will most likely agree with you, I just find this fun, relaxing, and artistically releasing. Being a creator at heart, I sometimes get these urges to make something, whether it be jewelry or drawings or clothing, I can’t usually tell, but until I make something I usually feel incomplete.

I hadn’t done one of these in a while, so it felt really good to complete it. I can bet (if there is actually anyone reading this) that you want to know what it says…but I will not tell…yet. I will say that the castle at the top and the shape and colour of the words are hints. If I can get some followers, and know that this is being read, then maybe I will tell you. Feel free to guess in the comment section, and if you guess correctly I will let you know.