Daily Archives: February 12, 2012

Caught You Catching Them

The Magnificent Danger Squadron is a tripartite dynamo.  Each member has sworn a jaunty oath to protect the weak.

Caught You Catching Them

The Magnificent Danger Squadron is a tripartite dynamo.  Each member has sworn a jaunty oath to protect the weak.

Weekend Doodles

These are pretty rubbish even by my standards but what can I do? It’s been a busy weekend…

Weekend Doodles

These are pretty rubbish even by my standards but what can I do? It’s been a busy weekend…

Tina Modotti Artist Trading Card

I’m making an effort to work in more female artists into my series. If you have any suggestions, let me know. Dead artists preferred!

Tina Modotti Artist Trading Card

I’m making an effort to work in more female artists into my series. If you have any suggestions, let me know. Dead artists preferred!

Writing about Thing-a-day: insights

February started with Thing-a-day which I wanted to attend to for several years. It’s ironic that I’m in just now when work time is very short, but maybe nothing is coincidental and the universe is trying to whisper something… First

Writing about Thing-a-day: insights

February started with Thing-a-day which I wanted to attend to for several years. It’s ironic that I’m in just now when work time is very short, but maybe nothing is coincidental and the universe is trying to whisper something… First

Day 12: Aliceffekt painting

New Aliceffekt release, so I did a freeform painting to it. Release available here: http://wiki.xxiivv.com/027 Took twelve minutes and nine seconds to make. Kind of turned out to be a Burning Bush picture. But you can interpret that any way you

Day 12: Aliceffekt painting

New Aliceffekt release, so I did a freeform painting to it. Release available here: http://wiki.xxiivv.com/027 Took twelve minutes and nine seconds to make. Kind of turned out to be a Burning Bush picture. But you can interpret that any way you

Day 12 You hold the key

Double sided smooth card. Brown Pilot G-Tec-C4 0.4 Ideally I would have had a finer nib to work with too. I have plenty of choice with black fine liners but thought brown would be warmer and red too harsh.

Day 12 You hold the key

Double sided smooth card. Brown Pilot G-Tec-C4 0.4 Ideally I would have had a finer nib to work with too. I have plenty of choice with black fine liners but thought brown would be warmer and red too harsh.

12: Sharpie tie-dye shirts

I helped my sons create Sharpie tie-dye shirts today. Here is Asher’s: I followed these steps: http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/01/sharpie-tie-dying.html (I owe things 10 and 11–after the weekend. I promise.)

12: Sharpie tie-dye shirts

I helped my sons create Sharpie tie-dye shirts today. Here is Asher’s: I followed these steps: http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/01/sharpie-tie-dying.html (I owe things 10 and 11–after the weekend. I promise.)

The Captain’s Fate

And, on this ill-lit, ill-winded, ill-fated night, did not the crew struggle mightily to sail the ship somehow, some way, to some place? Aye, they did. And did they not consider abandoning the great vessel and taking chance upon the

The Captain’s Fate

And, on this ill-lit, ill-winded, ill-fated night, did not the crew struggle mightily to sail the ship somehow, some way, to some place? Aye, they did. And did they not consider abandoning the great vessel and taking chance upon the

Day 12: Mixed Media Piece

Here is one complete piece from my new body of work…  

Day 12: Mixed Media Piece

Here is one complete piece from my new body of work…  

Day 12: Matching accessories

Two days ago I bought a music box. Is a beautiful white and gold carousel. I don’t have gold decorations in my livingroom, so I thought to add one new accessory to match with my sweet carousel. Is very easy

Day 12: Matching accessories

Two days ago I bought a music box. Is a beautiful white and gold carousel. I don’t have gold decorations in my livingroom, so I thought to add one new accessory to match with my sweet carousel. Is very easy

Day 12, completed rose vase project

today i have finished the rose vase project YEY This consists of a pipe with some LED lights battery operated. It is covered in over 40 handmade felt roses of purple and reds all with jewels in the centre of

Day 12, completed rose vase project

today i have finished the rose vase project YEY This consists of a pipe with some LED lights battery operated. It is covered in over 40 handmade felt roses of purple and reds all with jewels in the centre of

A Dark and Stormy Night (Thing 11, done on day 11 but posted on day 12)

It was a dark and stormy night, of course. So dark and so stormy was this night that it might well have served as the model for dark and stormy nights of all time. It was so dark that not

A Dark and Stormy Night (Thing 11, done on day 11 but posted on day 12)

It was a dark and stormy night, of course. So dark and so stormy was this night that it might well have served as the model for dark and stormy nights of all time. It was so dark that not

Dag 12 : Goo

Sunday evening, and I’m not up to make another knife today, so I made some goo. It’s a blacksmith’s recipe to finish interior steelwork, 1 part wax, 1 part turpentine and 1/2 part linseed oil. Melt the wax and ad

Dag 12 : Goo

Sunday evening, and I’m not up to make another knife today, so I made some goo. It’s a blacksmith’s recipe to finish interior steelwork, 1 part wax, 1 part turpentine and 1/2 part linseed oil. Melt the wax and ad

Towel 12/29

Every day I am going to throw an object up in the air ten times. I am going to film myself doing it and select ten frames where the object is covering my face and make an animated gif.

Towel 12/29

Every day I am going to throw an object up in the air ten times. I am going to film myself doing it and select ten frames where the object is covering my face and make an animated gif.

12/29 another beanie

Today’s beanie Needle: 5.5 Yarn: Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton in strawberry and macadamia

12/29 another beanie

Today’s beanie Needle: 5.5 Yarn: Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton in strawberry and macadamia

TAD 12: Recycled magazine trivet

I work in publishing, so magazines are always around me both at home and in the office.  I saw something similar to this being sold at Barnes & Noble Bookstore over the holidays.

TAD 12: Recycled magazine trivet

I work in publishing, so magazines are always around me both at home and in the office.  I saw something similar to this being sold at Barnes & Noble Bookstore over the holidays.

Day 12: Cooking for the week

Took 3 hours and cooked for the upcoming week. Noodles with beans, veggies and olive oil and pepper. Took left over carrot/Leek soup and mixed with brown rice and and steamed veggies. Another batch of carrots and leek soup was

Day 12: Cooking for the week

Took 3 hours and cooked for the upcoming week. Noodles with beans, veggies and olive oil and pepper. Took left over carrot/Leek soup and mixed with brown rice and and steamed veggies. Another batch of carrots and leek soup was

Day 12: Tender Cookies

This is what I love about this recipe: It’s quick and easy. I spent more time taking pictures of the cookies and editing them than actually baking these sweeties. The result is super yummy. The cookies go really, really well

Day 12: Tender Cookies

This is what I love about this recipe: It’s quick and easy. I spent more time taking pictures of the cookies and editing them than actually baking these sweeties. The result is super yummy. The cookies go really, really well

Day 12: Bunting (and a Hat for a Giraffe)

Yesterday, with Thing-a-Day in mind I bought an old duvet cover from the local charity shop. Today, after struggling to sort out the tension on my sewing machine, I turned some of the fabric into bunting. I’ve still got a huge

Day 12: Bunting (and a Hat for a Giraffe)

Yesterday, with Thing-a-Day in mind I bought an old duvet cover from the local charity shop. Today, after struggling to sort out the tension on my sewing machine, I turned some of the fabric into bunting. I’ve still got a huge

2.11.2012: Cork… something. HELP!

Hot glued corks to a wire frame to create… something. I’m not thrilled with it and don’t know where to go next… incorporate wine labels into it  as origami flowers/bows for a wreath? Put slate under it for wine/cheese dish? Would

2.11.2012: Cork… something. HELP!

Hot glued corks to a wire frame to create… something. I’m not thrilled with it and don’t know where to go next… incorporate wine labels into it  as origami flowers/bows for a wreath? Put slate under it for wine/cheese dish? Would

TaD 12 – Origami star box

I wanted to try all kind of boxes.  For today I made a 6 points star box, using 12 pieces of paper, 10×10 cm.

TaD 12 – Origami star box

I wanted to try all kind of boxes.  For today I made a 6 points star box, using 12 pieces of paper, 10×10 cm.

Baking Spritz (day 12)

Yes, that is a 1950’s spritz cookie press. Works like a dream :) Which is good because these cookies go fast… Have to make at least a double batch!

Baking Spritz (day 12)

Yes, that is a 1950’s spritz cookie press. Works like a dream :) Which is good because these cookies go fast… Have to make at least a double batch!

Thing Twelve

I saw this on the Internet a while back so when I was peeling mandarin oranges for a salad, I made sure to peel one so the inner stem stayed in place. After drying for a day or so, I

Thing Twelve

I saw this on the Internet a while back so when I was peeling mandarin oranges for a salad, I made sure to peel one so the inner stem stayed in place. After drying for a day or so, I

Day 11: Friendship bracelet fail

I’d been looking forward to trying this out with my daughter. She wasn’t interested so I tackled it myself, using some embroidery floss I didn’t need. I used to make friendship bracelets all the time when I was in middle

Day 11: Friendship bracelet fail

I’d been looking forward to trying this out with my daughter. She wasn’t interested so I tackled it myself, using some embroidery floss I didn’t need. I used to make friendship bracelets all the time when I was in middle

Thing Eleven

Thing Eleven was enjoyed by all. I made a great big batch of sangria for my birthday party. Slice a couple of lemons and oranges into rounds and put them into a pitcher. Add 1 – 2 cups of sugar

Thing Eleven

Thing Eleven was enjoyed by all. I made a great big batch of sangria for my birthday party. Slice a couple of lemons and oranges into rounds and put them into a pitcher. Add 1 – 2 cups of sugar

12. Crazy motivated jewelry & 2 before n afters

Happy Johnny Cash Sunday crafters! With JC on the hi fi, I went nuts in the craftroom today. I made an Asian inspired pair of red earrings! Then I made matching ceramic earrings & a bracelet. If that was enough…

12. Crazy motivated jewelry & 2 before n afters

Happy Johnny Cash Sunday crafters! With JC on the hi fi, I went nuts in the craftroom today. I made an Asian inspired pair of red earrings! Then I made matching ceramic earrings & a bracelet. If that was enough…

Chromosome silk scarf

After doing yesterday’s (meaning Friday’s) geeky cool DNA scarf I thought of this one – chromosome pairs and just in time for Valentine’s Day! P.S. I started this one too late last night to finish it so I’m counting it

Chromosome silk scarf

After doing yesterday’s (meaning Friday’s) geeky cool DNA scarf I thought of this one – chromosome pairs and just in time for Valentine’s Day! P.S. I started this one too late last night to finish it so I’m counting it

Hokey pokey 12/29

I’ve been studying Korean for about a year now.  Last year we were getting ready to move here and I was learning the alphabet, now I am learning to read and write sentences with Kumon books.   I decided to

Hokey pokey 12/29

I’ve been studying Korean for about a year now.  Last year we were getting ready to move here and I was learning the alphabet, now I am learning to read and write sentences with Kumon books.   I decided to

12. Ghosts

Worsted acrylic on US5 needles. Pattern from Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec. The knitted playlist: “Ghosts” by Fanfarlo

12. Ghosts

Worsted acrylic on US5 needles. Pattern from Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi by Anna Hrachovec. The knitted playlist: “Ghosts” by Fanfarlo

Day 11: A key for a secret

For day 11 I will not say more, I am lazy sunday bastard:) which why I did an easy thing: A key necklace with a cute lace bow! short and sweet I shall say!:)

Day 11: A key for a secret

For day 11 I will not say more, I am lazy sunday bastard:) which why I did an easy thing: A key necklace with a cute lace bow! short and sweet I shall say!:)