Daily Archives: February 2, 2012

Day Two: Starting the dolly houses

Yesterday was “start a project that will take several  days” day.  These are all small peg doll houses – the houses are, duh, houses.  The star box will end up with a rainbow and clouds and rainbow colored people in

Day Two: Starting the dolly houses

Yesterday was “start a project that will take several  days” day.  These are all small peg doll houses – the houses are, duh, houses.  The star box will end up with a rainbow and clouds and rainbow colored people in

hokeypokey 3/29

It is almost time for the sweet potatoe’s birthday.  I’m sad I can’t be there for the event but I hope to help make it as joyful as possible.  Today I made a paper chain for her to count down

hokeypokey 3/29

It is almost time for the sweet potatoe’s birthday.  I’m sad I can’t be there for the event but I hope to help make it as joyful as possible.  Today I made a paper chain for her to count down

Mardi Gras Scarf

I am looking at the calendar for inspiration. Yesterday it was Lincoln’s Birthday. Today it is Mardi Gras, February 21. I’ve already done some Valentine’s Day scarves so they can’t count for this month. Maybe next should be Darwin’s birthday

Mardi Gras Scarf

I am looking at the calendar for inspiration. Yesterday it was Lincoln’s Birthday. Today it is Mardi Gras, February 21. I’ve already done some Valentine’s Day scarves so they can’t count for this month. Maybe next should be Darwin’s birthday

Buttons and a flower

My apologies for the late post- it took me a bit to figure out why my photo wasn’t emailing from my iPod (wrong email password). Last night for Thing-a-Day day 1, I made a crochet flower to be used as

Buttons and a flower

My apologies for the late post- it took me a bit to figure out why my photo wasn’t emailing from my iPod (wrong email password). Last night for Thing-a-Day day 1, I made a crochet flower to be used as

Day 2 Admin!

Today I opened my pristine, new A4 sketchbook and started to fill it. On 13th January, I started a new art course. It is run by a Social Enterprise called Magnetic Arts. I have yet to annotate my pages but

Day 2 Admin!

Today I opened my pristine, new A4 sketchbook and started to fill it. On 13th January, I started a new art course. It is run by a Social Enterprise called Magnetic Arts. I have yet to annotate my pages but

Thing A Day, Thing 2

More fabulous origami! I went with a tropical fish, this time, not because I’m aiming for an ocean theme, but because it looked a little easier than the penguin.  

Thing A Day, Thing 2

More fabulous origami! I went with a tropical fish, this time, not because I’m aiming for an ocean theme, but because it looked a little easier than the penguin.  

Day Two – Flag Cake Toppers

Tonight I made 60 hand coloured mini flag cake toppers, using cocktail sticks, sticky labels, felt tip pens and a pair of scissors. It was a no-frills craft, but satisfying, and allowed me to tune out my brain and hum

Day Two – Flag Cake Toppers

Tonight I made 60 hand coloured mini flag cake toppers, using cocktail sticks, sticky labels, felt tip pens and a pair of scissors. It was a no-frills craft, but satisfying, and allowed me to tune out my brain and hum

TAD 1

I was thinking that this month might be a good time to get back in the habit of drawing on a regular basis. This drawing is a button from a ski sweater my mother-in-law knit years ago. So… after I

TAD 1

I was thinking that this month might be a good time to get back in the habit of drawing on a regular basis. This drawing is a button from a ski sweater my mother-in-law knit years ago. So… after I

TaD 2 Bracelet

A mix of my lampwork, and bought crystals and silver beads  

TaD 2 Bracelet

A mix of my lampwork, and bought crystals and silver beads  

2. jelly & a beluga

Photos taken by me @ the Vancouver, BC Aquarium.

2. jelly & a beluga

Photos taken by me @ the Vancouver, BC Aquarium.

2.2.2012: Year of the Dragon Onesie

Cross stitched a dragon head and the year for a newborn onesie.

2.2.2012: Year of the Dragon Onesie

Cross stitched a dragon head and the year for a newborn onesie.

TAD – Day 2

Inspired by user Brad Pitcher, whom created a Nautilus shell in OpenSCAD, I went ahead and did a quick render of a flattened logarithmic spiral. I am probably going to play with this image a bit, that is, make it

TAD – Day 2

Inspired by user Brad Pitcher, whom created a Nautilus shell in OpenSCAD, I went ahead and did a quick render of a flattened logarithmic spiral. I am probably going to play with this image a bit, that is, make it

Day 2: golden ratio spiral

Made in Context Free.  Still don’t have a theme … suggestions welcome. Code: startshape SPIRALBLOCK CF::Background = [hue 0 b -1 saturation 0] phi = (1 + sqrt(5)) / 2squareblock = 1 / (1 – (1/phi))squaresize = squareblockremaindersize = squareblock

Day 2: golden ratio spiral

Made in Context Free.  Still don’t have a theme … suggestions welcome. Code: startshape SPIRALBLOCK CF::Background = [hue 0 b -1 saturation 0] phi = (1 + sqrt(5)) / 2squareblock = 1 / (1 – (1/phi))squaresize = squareblockremaindersize = squareblock

IMAG0005

IMAG0005

Ok, got a late start uploading, but here we go! I’m using tad12 as motivation through the winter to make gifts for Burning Man this year. Granted, I don’t have a ticket yet, im planning like I do. Here’s my first gift. It’ll be for whoever helps in the kitchen. It’s made from an antique silver fork, gold wire, handmade glass and torquoise beads, and a fox tooth. The clasp is an antique pewter button and the cord is hemp. Wire wrapping is a craft I recently picked up and I’ve gotta say… It’s fun!

IMAG0005

IMAG0005

Ok, got a late start uploading, but here we go! I’m using tad12 as motivation through the winter to make gifts for Burning Man this year. Granted, I don’t have a ticket yet, im planning like I do. Here’s my first gift. It’ll be for whoever helps in the kitchen. It’s made from an antique silver fork, gold wire, handmade glass and torquoise beads, and a fox tooth. The clasp is an antique pewter button and the cord is hemp. Wire wrapping is a craft I recently picked up and I’ve gotta say… It’s fun!

TAD 2

Here’s what I learned today.  Using the “good” paper is even harder than the cheap newsprint.  You have to move faster and yet be very controlled, or else it bleeds  – a lot!  After an hour of practicing the movements

TAD 2

Here’s what I learned today.  Using the “good” paper is even harder than the cheap newsprint.  You have to move faster and yet be very controlled, or else it bleeds  – a lot!  After an hour of practicing the movements

Reflection

Our faces are not symmetric, I thought it would be fun to see what my face would look like if it was symmetric. I used GIMP for the transformations. This is the original photo: To create the mirror image, I

Reflection

Our faces are not symmetric, I thought it would be fun to see what my face would look like if it was symmetric. I used GIMP for the transformations. This is the original photo: To create the mirror image, I

Day 2: The lady with the cat

I stood about 5 five minutes in front of the editing page and thought about how to begin this post and not complain about the weather. So did I do it? :) Ok, no more weather related whining. Let me

Day 2: The lady with the cat

I stood about 5 five minutes in front of the editing page and thought about how to begin this post and not complain about the weather. So did I do it? :) Ok, no more weather related whining. Let me

Day 02: Golden flower for a special gift

Hi, On day two I’m still excited about this project. I started working with something in my mind and I finally got to make a gift wrapping decoration. I wanted to create something precious and elegant, a golden flower with

Day 02: Golden flower for a special gift

Hi, On day two I’m still excited about this project. I started working with something in my mind and I finally got to make a gift wrapping decoration. I wanted to create something precious and elegant, a golden flower with

TAD day 2

I did some digital painting using photoshop for todays post. I recently heard someone talking about penguins and realized the struggle they have just to survive. So this still very rough and im looking for any pointers, advice, criticism I can get. Let

TAD day 2

I did some digital painting using photoshop for todays post. I recently heard someone talking about penguins and realized the struggle they have just to survive. So this still very rough and im looking for any pointers, advice, criticism I can get. Let

Dungeon World Character Sheet (and Sketch)

We’re starting up a new campaign of Dungeon World this weekend. As much as I love the game, I don’t really dig the character playbooks, so I decided to design my own. Also, semi-Larry Elmore sketch of a character in

Dungeon World Character Sheet (and Sketch)

We’re starting up a new campaign of Dungeon World this weekend. As much as I love the game, I don’t really dig the character playbooks, so I decided to design my own. Also, semi-Larry Elmore sketch of a character in

Thing a Day #1: Felted Hearts and a Super Simple ipad Stylus

Thing-A-Day 2012! I made two very simple and completely unrelated things. #1 Capacitive stylus for use with the ipad/iphone This was so easy to make, it shouldn’t even count as a thing!  Stick a piece of conductive foam in a

Thing a Day #1: Felted Hearts and a Super Simple ipad Stylus

Thing-A-Day 2012! I made two very simple and completely unrelated things. #1 Capacitive stylus for use with the ipad/iphone This was so easy to make, it shouldn’t even count as a thing!  Stick a piece of conductive foam in a

wooden love sign

Today i have started working on something i have had in mind for a while. When venturing around home stores I always like the look of the simple wooden signs for the home saying various things (home, relax, love etc). I

wooden love sign

Today i have started working on something i have had in mind for a while. When venturing around home stores I always like the look of the simple wooden signs for the home saying various things (home, relax, love etc). I

TAD #2: Tree with Leaves on Pink Baby Bodysuit

I love to stitch the trees.  They never come out the same and get me in the right frame of mind to prepare for spring.   http://www.etsy.com/listing/92062184/tree-on-hot-pink-on-short-sleeve-light

TAD #2: Tree with Leaves on Pink Baby Bodysuit

I love to stitch the trees.  They never come out the same and get me in the right frame of mind to prepare for spring.   http://www.etsy.com/listing/92062184/tree-on-hot-pink-on-short-sleeve-light

Panda!

So I had some technical difficulties and my post is delayed…but this is what i did for day 2! Pandas are cute…like many people, i enjoy watching cute animals on youtube, but i think this video of baby pandas is

Panda!

So I had some technical difficulties and my post is delayed…but this is what i did for day 2! Pandas are cute…like many people, i enjoy watching cute animals on youtube, but i think this video of baby pandas is

Day 2: Sticky Note Calendar Feb – Sept 2012

Need to finally get a handle on all my deadlines. Sticky note calendar from February to September. Figure deadlines and what needs to get done. Rule 1: Peel off a square for each day. Watch the weeks roll away. Got

Day 2: Sticky Note Calendar Feb – Sept 2012

Need to finally get a handle on all my deadlines. Sticky note calendar from February to September. Figure deadlines and what needs to get done. Rule 1: Peel off a square for each day. Watch the weeks roll away. Got

TaD 2 – Octagonal origami box

Another paper folding work. This time I used 16 pieces of paper, 8 for the base of the box and 8 for the top. It has aprox. 10 cm in diameter and can be used for keeping small jewellery.

TaD 2 – Octagonal origami box

Another paper folding work. This time I used 16 pieces of paper, 8 for the base of the box and 8 for the top. It has aprox. 10 cm in diameter and can be used for keeping small jewellery.

Afternoon Sun (day 2)

The sun shining into my office in the afternoon continues to inspire. Which is a good thing considering I have no plan, other than to wing it day-by-day!

Afternoon Sun (day 2)

The sun shining into my office in the afternoon continues to inspire. Which is a good thing considering I have no plan, other than to wing it day-by-day!

Day 2 – Snow

The weather was my inspiration for today…the snow remainded me of a colour…a freezing colour… blue light. A beautiful necklace for the Queen of Ice The earrings are a perfect match for Her eyes, aren’t it ?  

Day 2 – Snow

The weather was my inspiration for today…the snow remainded me of a colour…a freezing colour… blue light. A beautiful necklace for the Queen of Ice The earrings are a perfect match for Her eyes, aren’t it ?  

Dag 2 : Regte bar mes

And a rebar knife forged today on the powerhammer. It went extremely well, until I burned the steel in the forge. I cut of the blade on the anvil, and it slide along the floor until it hit the extension

Dag 2 : Regte bar mes

And a rebar knife forged today on the powerhammer. It went extremely well, until I burned the steel in the forge. I cut of the blade on the anvil, and it slide along the floor until it hit the extension

Day 2: Fox and Boxes

As it’s my birthday, I haven’t had much time for today’s thing a day.  This meant that I resorted to origami.  The instructions made the whole process look incredibly simple. Unfortunately the reality was slightly different. Nevertheless, after lots of

Day 2: Fox and Boxes

As it’s my birthday, I haven’t had much time for today’s thing a day.  This meant that I resorted to origami.  The instructions made the whole process look incredibly simple. Unfortunately the reality was slightly different. Nevertheless, after lots of

Day 2: Felt collar necklace

Hello boys and girls! This is the second day of Thing-a-day and for this day I’ve prepared a cute Peter pan collar necklace made from red and white felt with pearl beads, a pink crochet flower in the center and

Day 2: Felt collar necklace

Hello boys and girls! This is the second day of Thing-a-day and for this day I’ve prepared a cute Peter pan collar necklace made from red and white felt with pearl beads, a pink crochet flower in the center and