Daily Archives: February 3, 2012

Day 3 – A box for my daughter’s birthday

I haven’t made her a box like this since she was 10 – now that she’s going to be 23, it’s time for a new one!  It is a painted cardboard box with a variety of antique and vintage buttons

Day 3 – A box for my daughter’s birthday

I haven’t made her a box like this since she was 10 – now that she’s going to be 23, it’s time for a new one!  It is a painted cardboard box with a variety of antique and vintage buttons

Warrior TAD 3

a quick first draft of a warrior walking away from the flames. I used only photoshop for this. Please feel free to leave advice, constructive criticism or any thoughts really. Thanks guys! Kiel

Warrior TAD 3

a quick first draft of a warrior walking away from the flames. I used only photoshop for this. Please feel free to leave advice, constructive criticism or any thoughts really. Thanks guys! Kiel

Thing a Day 3: Smart Cookie

Smart– and delicious. Media: paper, pencil, baked goods.

Thing a Day 3: Smart Cookie

Smart– and delicious. Media: paper, pencil, baked goods.

A Bone to Pick

Another bead

A simple cheese fork, featuring my handmade glass bead. I hope to have a full set done, provided I have enough glass.

A Bone to Pick

Another bead

A simple cheese fork, featuring my handmade glass bead. I hope to have a full set done, provided I have enough glass.

Bear Outfit

Day 2 was the pattern for a teddy bear’s clothing and today I actually made the clothing.  This is a project for a friend so I’m going to be repeating it 23 more times.  Not so pumped about that, but

Bear Outfit

Day 2 was the pattern for a teddy bear’s clothing and today I actually made the clothing.  This is a project for a friend so I’m going to be repeating it 23 more times.  Not so pumped about that, but

Day 2: Mood Lighting for my Thing-o-matic!

So after installing some custom firmware from Jetty I can now use my 3d printer stand alone with the use of the Gen4 Interface, except for slicing up the 3d file(s) I want to print.  It has support for RGB

Day 2: Mood Lighting for my Thing-o-matic!

So after installing some custom firmware from Jetty I can now use my 3d printer stand alone with the use of the Gen4 Interface, except for slicing up the 3d file(s) I want to print.  It has support for RGB

Day 03- Red Felt Rose

Day 03- Red Felt Rose

“A rose by any other name….”

I hand stitched this rose together today. I’m making a felt flower every day for the first week to be put together on a flower crown. This one is the prettiest so far!

Be blessed.

Day 03- Red Felt Rose

Day 03- Red Felt Rose

“A rose by any other name….”

I hand stitched this rose together today. I’m making a felt flower every day for the first week to be put together on a flower crown. This one is the prettiest so far!

Be blessed.

Thing-a-day #1 update: Felted Hearts

Why did I make all those tedious little needle-felted hearts? For fun? Oh, no! Serious business!

Thing-a-day #1 update: Felted Hearts

Why did I make all those tedious little needle-felted hearts? For fun? Oh, no! Serious business!

Day Three – Oval Iris Cards

This evening, whilst watching Half Nelson, I made 2 oval greeting cards using the iris folding technique. It was fun – not too challenging and a fairly pretty result.

Day Three – Oval Iris Cards

This evening, whilst watching Half Nelson, I made 2 oval greeting cards using the iris folding technique. It was fun – not too challenging and a fairly pretty result.

Day Three: “Geodesic Dome”

Okay, I admit, I can’t say it.  But I can sure build it. Found the tutorial online here:  http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/geodesic-dome-709386/ Fun and easy and cheap…three adjectives that describe what I like to create….   (newsprint, tape, staples)

Day Three: “Geodesic Dome”

Okay, I admit, I can’t say it.  But I can sure build it. Found the tutorial online here:  http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/geodesic-dome-709386/ Fun and easy and cheap…three adjectives that describe what I like to create….   (newsprint, tape, staples)

Day 3: Mia earrings

Today.. I received not one, but two packages with my latest buys. All I’m going to say is that it involves pretty dresses, charming patterns and a faux fur (which seems to become the new black :p) hat with cute

Day 3: Mia earrings

Today.. I received not one, but two packages with my latest buys. All I’m going to say is that it involves pretty dresses, charming patterns and a faux fur (which seems to become the new black :p) hat with cute

A is for aceldama

I am going to try and do an alphabet of words I do not know. These will come out of my great aunt Agnes vintage dictionary ( 1930’s)

A is for aceldama

I am going to try and do an alphabet of words I do not know. These will come out of my great aunt Agnes vintage dictionary ( 1930’s)

Day III Pink and roses

For a little girl’s pyjamas. Just try to guess her name! :))))

Day III Pink and roses

For a little girl’s pyjamas. Just try to guess her name! :))))

3: Monster Hats

My middle son wanted a hat, so I made him one. The story goes like this: Once there was an eleven-year old boy with a flair for the dramatic.  As the winter days worn on, he became tired of his

3: Monster Hats

My middle son wanted a hat, so I made him one. The story goes like this: Once there was an eleven-year old boy with a flair for the dramatic.  As the winter days worn on, he became tired of his

Thing-a-day #2: Banh mi!

Today I decided to add to my extensive sandwich repertoire! Steak Banh mi!

Thing-a-day #2: Banh mi!

Today I decided to add to my extensive sandwich repertoire! Steak Banh mi!

Lemon Curd Merigue Pie

I made lemon curd for the first time. Delicious. Then put it in a pie with meringue.

Lemon Curd Merigue Pie

I made lemon curd for the first time. Delicious. Then put it in a pie with meringue.

Day 2- polymer clay stitch markers

Yesterday’s creation was an item of necessity- I’m in the middle of making a scarf, and got tired of losing track of what row I was on.  The simplest solution I could think of was numbered stitch markers. I made

Day 2- polymer clay stitch markers

Yesterday’s creation was an item of necessity- I’m in the middle of making a scarf, and got tired of losing track of what row I was on.  The simplest solution I could think of was numbered stitch markers. I made

Day 3 – Steampunk Mask

I finished the steampunk mask kit that I made yesterday. (coughs hoping no one notices that this was not made yesterday) The mask and goggles belong together and flying squirrel wings (made before TAD) . This mask belongs to the

Day 3 – Steampunk Mask

I finished the steampunk mask kit that I made yesterday. (coughs hoping no one notices that this was not made yesterday) The mask and goggles belong together and flying squirrel wings (made before TAD) . This mask belongs to the

Day 3 – Stars

I used this awesome tutorial and have now learned such awesome skills as lens flare, adjusting brightness and Gaussian blur.

Day 3 – Stars

I used this awesome tutorial and have now learned such awesome skills as lens flare, adjusting brightness and Gaussian blur.

TAD 3 Absalom Jones

I’m pressed for time today so I haven’t gotten to my Chinese brush painting.  Instead, I’ve been working on the last piece that I’m taking to a Black History exhibit that is opening tomorrow and will be up for a

TAD 3 Absalom Jones

I’m pressed for time today so I haven’t gotten to my Chinese brush painting.  Instead, I’ve been working on the last piece that I’m taking to a Black History exhibit that is opening tomorrow and will be up for a

Day Three: Rust Dyed Fabric

Day Three:  Results of my rust dying. Take rusted metal objects, wrap them in vinegar soaked fabric and let sit (keeping it moist) for a few days.  Rinse with baking soda and water.

Day Three: Rust Dyed Fabric

Day Three:  Results of my rust dying. Take rusted metal objects, wrap them in vinegar soaked fabric and let sit (keeping it moist) for a few days.  Rinse with baking soda and water.

Talent Show

Audiences believed it was a compliment to tell Harry that he had the looks of a young Elvis, but it just made him blue.

Talent Show

Audiences believed it was a compliment to tell Harry that he had the looks of a young Elvis, but it just made him blue.

2012-03: Imporsistinent Q&A

Questions A. Might I have lamented Posterous in haste? B. Has WordPress changed the way its group postings work? C. Is anyone else trying to post to two blogs by email and having problems getting it to post to Thing

2012-03: Imporsistinent Q&A

Questions A. Might I have lamented Posterous in haste? B. Has WordPress changed the way its group postings work? C. Is anyone else trying to post to two blogs by email and having problems getting it to post to Thing

Day 3 Canvas

Today was week 4 of my art class. It was a continuation of a theme we started last week. Our task last week was to bring along small drawings of small things. We then traced these images onto acetate and

Day 3 Canvas

Today was week 4 of my art class. It was a continuation of a theme we started last week. Our task last week was to bring along small drawings of small things. We then traced these images onto acetate and

Day Three: Tree

Human form and nature. Couldn’t find one of my usual blue pencils so I went with a traditional #2.

Day Three: Tree

Human form and nature. Couldn’t find one of my usual blue pencils so I went with a traditional #2.

Day 2 – After!

Here’s the ‘after’ picture that I couldn’t post onto yesterday’s post.  Still learning wordpress. : (

Day 2 – After!

Here’s the ‘after’ picture that I couldn’t post onto yesterday’s post.  Still learning wordpress. : (

TaD 3 – Rose origami box

Another origami box for today, this time with a rose on top of it.  

TaD 3 – Rose origami box

Another origami box for today, this time with a rose on top of it.  

Day 3 – Easy

My baby girl was sick today so I only had time to make an easy bracelet with shiny beads.

Day 3 – Easy

My baby girl was sick today so I only had time to make an easy bracelet with shiny beads.

Day 3: That Wasn’t Supposed To Look Quite So Much Like A Hairball

I must really miss having a cat, if I’m making my own hairballs now. This is less disgusting than it looks- it’s a felted soap. I never really saw the point of felted soap, but I had a fairly nice

Day 3: That Wasn’t Supposed To Look Quite So Much Like A Hairball

I must really miss having a cat, if I’m making my own hairballs now. This is less disgusting than it looks- it’s a felted soap. I never really saw the point of felted soap, but I had a fairly nice

Day Three: Lemon Curd

After a long tiring day at work I didn’t have much energy for anything so I whipped up a couple of jars of lemon curd. I only had to weigh, zest, separate, squeeze and stir, so it was the perfect

Day Three: Lemon Curd

After a long tiring day at work I didn’t have much energy for anything so I whipped up a couple of jars of lemon curd. I only had to weigh, zest, separate, squeeze and stir, so it was the perfect

Illumination

These past two days have been bitterly cold in Madrid. I think the coldest of this Winter – the strong northern winds make it unpleasant to be outside. However, it is still amazingly sunny – the sun is one of

Illumination

These past two days have been bitterly cold in Madrid. I think the coldest of this Winter – the strong northern winds make it unpleasant to be outside. However, it is still amazingly sunny – the sun is one of

Day 3: another spiral

This spiral is a bit choppy, because the width of the stroke changes abruptly on each iteration. I don’t know if there is a “taper” parameter for Context Free, but I could fake the stroke using circles, I suppose. But

Day 3: another spiral

This spiral is a bit choppy, because the width of the stroke changes abruptly on each iteration. I don’t know if there is a “taper” parameter for Context Free, but I could fake the stroke using circles, I suppose. But

Day 03: All white

Yayyy, it’s weekend! How much I’m glad I have two days to make the plan for TAD, at least for the next week. Because outside is all covered with snow my mood is to create something completely white. So I

Day 03: All white

Yayyy, it’s weekend! How much I’m glad I have two days to make the plan for TAD, at least for the next week. Because outside is all covered with snow my mood is to create something completely white. So I

Two Kluchikov isosurfaces

TAD – Day 3

This is a POV rendering of two Kluchikov isosurfaces, one with a silver metallic sheen, and the other with a plastic complexion and interior.  Originally, these two isosurfaces were to be intertwined, but no matter how much I played with

Two Kluchikov isosurfaces

TAD – Day 3

This is a POV rendering of two Kluchikov isosurfaces, one with a silver metallic sheen, and the other with a plastic complexion and interior.  Originally, these two isosurfaces were to be intertwined, but no matter how much I played with

Sketch Book Cover (day 3)

OK – So I found an old (*gasp* circa 1994) sketch book only partially used, the cover already embellished with the sun/moon and torn paper. Today I decided to give the cover a makeover, and while it was fun… I’m

Sketch Book Cover (day 3)

OK – So I found an old (*gasp* circa 1994) sketch book only partially used, the cover already embellished with the sun/moon and torn paper. Today I decided to give the cover a makeover, and while it was fun… I’m