Category Archives: thing-a-day 2014

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Day 27: Back to watercolor

Yesterday I went for coffee/advice with my friend Caroline who’s a great watercolor painter that inspire me a lot. I really admire her talent and her freestyle-style and figured I could learn a lot from her. And I did. I

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Day 27: Back to watercolor

Yesterday I went for coffee/advice with my friend Caroline who’s a great watercolor painter that inspire me a lot. I really admire her talent and her freestyle-style and figured I could learn a lot from her. And I did. I

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Day 26: More dog doodles

This one started as a total fail… the now-carpet was supposed to be the body but I added the head as it is now… only to realize how bad my proportions were. So I improvised and change the ginormous body

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Day 26: More dog doodles

This one started as a total fail… the now-carpet was supposed to be the body but I added the head as it is now… only to realize how bad my proportions were. So I improvised and change the ginormous body

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Day 25: Dog doodle

I wanted to practice my doodling today, I know it’ll help with my painting. So this is my adorable pup, Nina. I didn’t pick the easiest pose of hers to draw, but it turned out alright, for a first. I

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Day 25: Dog doodle

I wanted to practice my doodling today, I know it’ll help with my painting. So this is my adorable pup, Nina. I didn’t pick the easiest pose of hers to draw, but it turned out alright, for a first. I

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Day Twenty-seven: Song Title A Day

Not a drawing at all but thought it was a fun idea when my wife suggested it.

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Day Twenty-seven: Song Title A Day

Not a drawing at all but thought it was a fun idea when my wife suggested it.

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TAD Day 27: St. Brigid’s cross

I am neither Irish nor Catholic, but traditionally this is supposed to protect your house from fire and evil. It is usually made (according to Wikipedia) on February 1 from rushes.  I made a trial one first from pipe cleaners

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TAD Day 27: St. Brigid’s cross

I am neither Irish nor Catholic, but traditionally this is supposed to protect your house from fire and evil. It is usually made (according to Wikipedia) on February 1 from rushes.  I made a trial one first from pipe cleaners

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Day 27: Surprize-Love

…Tomorrow’s the last day! We made it!

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Day 27: Surprize-Love

…Tomorrow’s the last day! We made it!

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Day 27 – Backgrounds

I need your help. Against my new rule, discovered earlier in thing-a-day, I didn’t paint the background first. Now I don’t know what to do with it. I’ve uploaded another scarf I did today with the type of background that

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Day 27 – Backgrounds

I need your help. Against my new rule, discovered earlier in thing-a-day, I didn’t paint the background first. Now I don’t know what to do with it. I’ve uploaded another scarf I did today with the type of background that

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Dag 27 : Kar

And a quick little painting of a red car. The flash bleached the colour a bit, it is more red than this.

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Dag 27 : Kar

And a quick little painting of a red car. The flash bleached the colour a bit, it is more red than this.

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Thing a Day 27

Butterquack: Oh Westley, will you ever forgive me? Westley: What hideous sin have you committed lately? Butterquack: I got married. I didn’t want to. It all happened so fast. Westley: Never happened. Butterquack: But it did. I was there. This

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Thing a Day 27

Butterquack: Oh Westley, will you ever forgive me? Westley: What hideous sin have you committed lately? Butterquack: I got married. I didn’t want to. It all happened so fast. Westley: Never happened. Butterquack: But it did. I was there. This

Today’s:

Pronouns: Fleetingly Flirty Sign/Archetype: Acrobat Soup Secret Society: Pickle Removers (Unwanted Condiment Relocators) Community Org: Who Else is Crying? Clown Persona: Charlie’s Horse Band Name: Iron Filings Impossible Thing: Finger Wings (that work) Business: Illusions Shed Hypochondrial Fate: Unresolved Crisis

Today’s:

Pronouns: Fleetingly Flirty Sign/Archetype: Acrobat Soup Secret Society: Pickle Removers (Unwanted Condiment Relocators) Community Org: Who Else is Crying? Clown Persona: Charlie’s Horse Band Name: Iron Filings Impossible Thing: Finger Wings (that work) Business: Illusions Shed Hypochondrial Fate: Unresolved Crisis

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Thing-a-Day 26: Kilner Jar Sewing Kit

I’d had a long day, so in the end I went for the simple approach and used an old ball of wool as the pin cushion lid. 

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Thing-a-Day 26: Kilner Jar Sewing Kit

I’d had a long day, so in the end I went for the simple approach and used an old ball of wool as the pin cushion lid. 

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Thing a Day, day 26

Angel ornaments. I think I’m done with angel ornaments for now.  No promises, though!

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Thing a Day, day 26

Angel ornaments. I think I’m done with angel ornaments for now.  No promises, though!

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Day 26: Book Inventory

I spent most of the day inventorying my rather large collection of books and packing them away in little boxes. This is just the first page, with forty-two cookbooks (and issues of cooking magazines) all listed. It didn’t look like

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Day 26: Book Inventory

I spent most of the day inventorying my rather large collection of books and packing them away in little boxes. This is just the first page, with forty-two cookbooks (and issues of cooking magazines) all listed. It didn’t look like

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Day 26: Ballet Cat Doodle

The tail provides her with unparalleled balance.

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Day 26: Ballet Cat Doodle

The tail provides her with unparalleled balance.

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TAD 2014 – Day 26

Woo Hoo! I actually accomplished (and photographed) something! Unfortunately, I am going to need to rework the clasp a little, but it’s almost there. The largest beads were part of a necklace that had belonged to my grandmother, but it

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TAD 2014 – Day 26

Woo Hoo! I actually accomplished (and photographed) something! Unfortunately, I am going to need to rework the clasp a little, but it’s almost there. The largest beads were part of a necklace that had belonged to my grandmother, but it

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Day 26 – Orange

Can you believe I have never seen Finding Nemo? My friend couldn’t believe it either so she got me this hoping it would remind me to go watch it. I kind of like the the reflection in the can, and

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Day 26 – Orange

Can you believe I have never seen Finding Nemo? My friend couldn’t believe it either so she got me this hoping it would remind me to go watch it. I kind of like the the reflection in the can, and

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Day 26 – taxes

Yes, it’s true, my thing-a-day is starting my taxes. I’ve gotten all of the various documents from employers, banks, etc so what I was procrastination was figuring out my expenses for my business. So, today, I recorded all the receipts

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Day 26 – taxes

Yes, it’s true, my thing-a-day is starting my taxes. I’ve gotten all of the various documents from employers, banks, etc so what I was procrastination was figuring out my expenses for my business. So, today, I recorded all the receipts

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TAD Day26-My Goggles

I finally made my own goggles. I even cut stained glass for the lenses. Now when someone says what kind of goggles do you make I can point at them.

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TAD Day26-My Goggles

I finally made my own goggles. I even cut stained glass for the lenses. Now when someone says what kind of goggles do you make I can point at them.

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TAD Day 26: Yarn basket

My first attempt at making any kind of basket weaving. I figured I was safe with yarn because it wouldn’t split and break like natural fibers. I clearly have some things to learn about finishing off the top, but I

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TAD Day 26: Yarn basket

My first attempt at making any kind of basket weaving. I figured I was safe with yarn because it wouldn’t split and break like natural fibers. I clearly have some things to learn about finishing off the top, but I

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Day 26

I’m typing this at five minutes to midnight … So just in time. My creativity this evening has involved painting my face, putting on my glad rags and going to see a tribute band named “Rumours of Fleetwood Mac” (no

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Day 26

I’m typing this at five minutes to midnight … So just in time. My creativity this evening has involved painting my face, putting on my glad rags and going to see a tribute band named “Rumours of Fleetwood Mac” (no

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Dag 26 : Vliegtuig

Trying to do an aeroplane. From a photo by Herman Potgieter, South African Airforce Mirage F1.

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Dag 26 : Vliegtuig

Trying to do an aeroplane. From a photo by Herman Potgieter, South African Airforce Mirage F1.

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Thing a Day 26

Meanwhile, Butterquack reaches the honeymoon suite and picks up a dagger. She is about to drive it into her chest when– Westley: There is a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. ‘Twould be a pity to damage yours. Count

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Thing a Day 26

Meanwhile, Butterquack reaches the honeymoon suite and picks up a dagger. She is about to drive it into her chest when– Westley: There is a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. ‘Twould be a pity to damage yours. Count

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Day 25: Angry-Happy

Computer crashed yesterday, but here she is! :)

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Day 25: Angry-Happy

Computer crashed yesterday, but here she is! :)

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Day 25: More Crochet

  Today, I continued working on both the art book and the crocheted hood. The art book is progressing, but not as fast as it could be. I figured out that the way I was doing the pages of actual

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Day 25: More Crochet

  Today, I continued working on both the art book and the crocheted hood. The art book is progressing, but not as fast as it could be. I figured out that the way I was doing the pages of actual

Today’s:

Pronouns: Ontological Mystery (such as what does “ontological” mean?) Sign/Archetype: Looking for the Right Word Secret Society: Magic Words Community Org: Are You OK? Clown Persona: Blue Screen Band Name: David Said It Impossible Thing: Cold fire in a bag

Today’s:

Pronouns: Ontological Mystery (such as what does “ontological” mean?) Sign/Archetype: Looking for the Right Word Secret Society: Magic Words Community Org: Are You OK? Clown Persona: Blue Screen Band Name: David Said It Impossible Thing: Cold fire in a bag

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Thing a Day, day 25

Alien with red balloon. A friend of mine wanted an alien with a red balloon.  So here he is (he’s about two inches tall).

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Thing a Day, day 25

Alien with red balloon. A friend of mine wanted an alien with a red balloon.  So here he is (he’s about two inches tall).

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Day 25 – Mishchief

I love Doctor Who. My friend Carla bought me this little Dalek while we were in Portland and I thought it was time I showed him off. He is awesome:) Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Day 25 – Mishchief

I love Doctor Who. My friend Carla bought me this little Dalek while we were in Portland and I thought it was time I showed him off. He is awesome:) Check out my other photographs these places: http://instagram.com/onthehunt365 http://onthehunt365.blogspot.com http://www.pinterest.com/elusiveblue/on-the-hunt-365/

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Day 25 – more pasties

Not those kind of pasties, the kind you eat! I’ve discovered that if I go a whole 5 hour shift at my job I feel over-tired and have a headache. So, I made more pasties. The filling is stuff I

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Day 25 – more pasties

Not those kind of pasties, the kind you eat! I’ve discovered that if I go a whole 5 hour shift at my job I feel over-tired and have a headache. So, I made more pasties. The filling is stuff I

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Day 25: Flatter Cookies

I used margarine on this batch of cookies, which helped the middles melt and spread faster, but I’m still having troubles with the outsides becoming crusty too fast, that’s why there’s so many cracks in these. I may try microwaving

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Day 25: Flatter Cookies

I used margarine on this batch of cookies, which helped the middles melt and spread faster, but I’m still having troubles with the outsides becoming crusty too fast, that’s why there’s so many cracks in these. I may try microwaving

TAD 2014 – Day 24 & 25

The last couple of days have been a bust. My creativity has definitely been waning. I’ve started a lot of things… prepped canvases, worked on business cards, but about the only thing I have accomplished in the last 2 days

TAD 2014 – Day 24 & 25

The last couple of days have been a bust. My creativity has definitely been waning. I’ve started a lot of things… prepped canvases, worked on business cards, but about the only thing I have accomplished in the last 2 days

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Day 25 – Drawing with the Kids

The legs are weird. Sometimes my mind gets jumbled and I find I have a hard time drawing things I didn’t really have much difficulty with after practice drawing from the mind, suddenly come out strange, or hard to draw.

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Day 25 – Drawing with the Kids

The legs are weird. Sometimes my mind gets jumbled and I find I have a hard time drawing things I didn’t really have much difficulty with after practice drawing from the mind, suddenly come out strange, or hard to draw.

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Days 24 & 25: Book Pillow

Modified this tutorial: http://www.polkadotchair.com/2012/09/on-the-go-reading-pillow-tutorial.html/ such that the back is an envelope pillow cover, not tie, in matching red-heart fabric. Probably a bit too big for my 7 year olds chapter books… and is missing something on the big, glaring purple

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Days 24 & 25: Book Pillow

Modified this tutorial: http://www.polkadotchair.com/2012/09/on-the-go-reading-pillow-tutorial.html/ such that the back is an envelope pillow cover, not tie, in matching red-heart fabric. Probably a bit too big for my 7 year olds chapter books… and is missing something on the big, glaring purple

Feb23

Day 23: Fabric Wreath

Was aiming for a Valentine’s Wreath by using red fabric… but the plaid doesn’t quite cut it. Plus I goofed and started cutting the strips shorter and shorter; resulting in a nice lopsided wreath. Have to debate what it’s future

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Day 23: Fabric Wreath

Was aiming for a Valentine’s Wreath by using red fabric… but the plaid doesn’t quite cut it. Plus I goofed and started cutting the strips shorter and shorter; resulting in a nice lopsided wreath. Have to debate what it’s future

Feb22

Day 22: Thumb Guard

My little one is special needs and has developed the clever habit of biting her thumb when frustrated… to the point that we discovered a tooth-sized-hole in her thumb nail. Finally made something washable to protect the thumb… drilled holes

Feb22

Day 22: Thumb Guard

My little one is special needs and has developed the clever habit of biting her thumb when frustrated… to the point that we discovered a tooth-sized-hole in her thumb nail. Finally made something washable to protect the thumb… drilled holes

Feb21

Day 21: Toddler Tutu

Tied a bunch of tulle onto a stretch thing to make a toddler tutu for my niece.

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Day 21: Toddler Tutu

Tied a bunch of tulle onto a stretch thing to make a toddler tutu for my niece.