Posts Tagged: thing a day

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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-Four: “Carambola Flower”

  Busy Monday…simple project.   I have been wanting to try this origami challenge I found on Pinterest, so I did.  This was my first try, but I think it turned out okay.  I didn’t quite get the last couple of

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Day Twenty-Four: “Carambola Flower”

  Busy Monday…simple project.   I have been wanting to try this origami challenge I found on Pinterest, so I did.  This was my first try, but I think it turned out okay.  I didn’t quite get the last couple of

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Day Twenty-Three: “Wall Hanging, Number Four”

  Part Four of my Four-part series of upcycled cardboard tube wall art. Sundays in February have caused me to settle at the dining room table with a bag of toilet paper rolls, scissors, glue, and clothes pins…and for the

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Day Twenty-Three: “Wall Hanging, Number Four”

  Part Four of my Four-part series of upcycled cardboard tube wall art. Sundays in February have caused me to settle at the dining room table with a bag of toilet paper rolls, scissors, glue, and clothes pins…and for the

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Day 22: some doodles and a tree

Still testing… and while I was playing with greens, I decided to give a shot a painting a tree. I don’t HATE it.

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Day 22: some doodles and a tree

Still testing… and while I was playing with greens, I decided to give a shot a painting a tree. I don’t HATE it.

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Day Twenty-Two: “Another Saturday, Another Doodle”

  Saturdays are busy:  basketball games, parties, carnivals.  I like unwinding with my bowl of cereal and my doodle journal on a Saturday night while I wait for my hair to air-dry a little.  It’s a nice habit I have

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Day Twenty-Two: “Another Saturday, Another Doodle”

  Saturdays are busy:  basketball games, parties, carnivals.  I like unwinding with my bowl of cereal and my doodle journal on a Saturday night while I wait for my hair to air-dry a little.  It’s a nice habit I have

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Day Twenty-One: “A Mended Announcement Board”

Or is it Amended?  Because what I did here was fix this awesome, but unusable announcement board at my church by adhering cork roll under the gray felt.  The felt had been just on bare wood, and therefore resistant to

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Day Twenty-One: “A Mended Announcement Board”

Or is it Amended?  Because what I did here was fix this awesome, but unusable announcement board at my church by adhering cork roll under the gray felt.  The felt had been just on bare wood, and therefore resistant to

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Day 21: Ze moon

I’ve been doodling a lot but this is my first real ‘piece’ in a few days. I got inspired by one of Ai WeiWei latest projects: www.moonmoonmoonmoon.com : did you guys add your doodle or thought yet? I made the moon with

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Day 21: Ze moon

I’ve been doodling a lot but this is my first real ‘piece’ in a few days. I got inspired by one of Ai WeiWei latest projects: www.moonmoonmoonmoon.com : did you guys add your doodle or thought yet? I made the moon with

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Day Twenty: “Ten Meals in Two Hours”

Here it is:  what we have all been waiting for.  For What did I use the items from the extensive list on Day Seventeen to prep on Day Nineteen?  The Answer:  to make TEN meals in one night…in two hours.  Boom. Yes, it

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Day Twenty: “Ten Meals in Two Hours”

Here it is:  what we have all been waiting for.  For What did I use the items from the extensive list on Day Seventeen to prep on Day Nineteen?  The Answer:  to make TEN meals in one night…in two hours.  Boom. Yes, it

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Day Nineteen: “Fully-Prepped Groceries for Something Big”

  I’ll admit, this is a horrible picture:  blurry, indistinct, messy.  But that is indicative of what it is like to prepare the nearly 20 pounds of meat and various choppped veggies that I had purchased on Day Seventeen.  I’m in

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Day Nineteen: “Fully-Prepped Groceries for Something Big”

  I’ll admit, this is a horrible picture:  blurry, indistinct, messy.  But that is indicative of what it is like to prepare the nearly 20 pounds of meat and various choppped veggies that I had purchased on Day Seventeen.  I’m in

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Day Eighteen: “New Upgrade to an Old Project”

  Last fall, I made my mom a sign for a window she was designing for an antique mall.  I guess you could call it a “commission”, though I loved doing it for her, and it made her really happy.

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Day Eighteen: “New Upgrade to an Old Project”

  Last fall, I made my mom a sign for a window she was designing for an antique mall.  I guess you could call it a “commission”, though I loved doing it for her, and it made her really happy.

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Day Seventeen: “An Elaborate Grocery List”

Well, Mondays are my “Reset Days”.  After a weekend of fun and frolic with the fam, I find myself in a pretty messy house with some laundry, dishes, and empty kitchen cabinets.  So, Day Seventeen was all about making things

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Day Seventeen: “An Elaborate Grocery List”

Well, Mondays are my “Reset Days”.  After a weekend of fun and frolic with the fam, I find myself in a pretty messy house with some laundry, dishes, and empty kitchen cabinets.  So, Day Seventeen was all about making things

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Day 14: negative space

I’m sooooo late…. I’ve been trying to catch up but it’s not working!! Anywhooooo… I saw THIS tutorial on Pinterest and figured I’d give it a shot. I like how it turned out and the possibilities!

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Day 14: negative space

I’m sooooo late…. I’ve been trying to catch up but it’s not working!! Anywhooooo… I saw THIS tutorial on Pinterest and figured I’d give it a shot. I like how it turned out and the possibilities!

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Day Sixteen: “Cardboard Tube Day, Part Trois”

  On this third Sunday of February, I found myself at the table once more with scraps of cardboard tubes.   No elaborate plan.  Just trying new things with tiny circles and ellipses and swirls. Got a little side-tracked during

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Day Sixteen: “Cardboard Tube Day, Part Trois”

  On this third Sunday of February, I found myself at the table once more with scraps of cardboard tubes.   No elaborate plan.  Just trying new things with tiny circles and ellipses and swirls. Got a little side-tracked during

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Day Fifteen: “Doodle + Cookies”

The children got a decorate-a-cookie kit as a Valentine’s gift from my folks.  Here are the results of that endeavor:  While helping them decorate the cookies was a wonderfully fun project, I couldn’t really claim that as my thing.  Not only did

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Day Fifteen: “Doodle + Cookies”

The children got a decorate-a-cookie kit as a Valentine’s gift from my folks.  Here are the results of that endeavor:  While helping them decorate the cookies was a wonderfully fun project, I couldn’t really claim that as my thing.  Not only did

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Day Fourteen: “More Basketball Snacks”

How romantic, right?   Well, thankfully, The Husband and I were able to create some uninterrupted conversation in the form of a Date Night.  And also thankfully, these are the last basketball snacks I’m going to need to pull together

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Day Fourteen: “More Basketball Snacks”

How romantic, right?   Well, thankfully, The Husband and I were able to create some uninterrupted conversation in the form of a Date Night.  And also thankfully, these are the last basketball snacks I’m going to need to pull together

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Day 13: Koi

Pretty happy with the water effect… not so much with the black outlines… Think I liked it better without. Gonna try to catch up with day 14 tonight!  

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Day 13: Koi

Pretty happy with the water effect… not so much with the black outlines… Think I liked it better without. Gonna try to catch up with day 14 tonight!  

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Day Thirteen: “Valentine’s Surprise”

Confession: I did not make anything “new” today. Consolation:  The Three Offspring have a surprise waiting in the dining room when they awake in the morning. And it is sort of a walk down the Valentine Memory Lane…   Valentine’s

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Day Thirteen: “Valentine’s Surprise”

Confession: I did not make anything “new” today. Consolation:  The Three Offspring have a surprise waiting in the dining room when they awake in the morning. And it is sort of a walk down the Valentine Memory Lane…   Valentine’s

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Day 12: late > never

    A bit late, but I should be able to catch up later for Day #13. So this one is a bit better background and shade wise… I still need to work out how to add the details for

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Day 12: late > never

    A bit late, but I should be able to catch up later for Day #13. So this one is a bit better background and shade wise… I still need to work out how to add the details for

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Day Twelve: “Paper Mosaic”

I had some paper squares left over from last summer’s mosaic project…   …and I had some blank paper with a cool cross from a magazine…   …and so I made this today.   Free and easy and pretty.  I

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Day Twelve: “Paper Mosaic”

I had some paper squares left over from last summer’s mosaic project…   …and I had some blank paper with a cool cross from a magazine…   …and so I made this today.   Free and easy and pretty.  I

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Day 11: the battle against backgrounds

Urrrrrrrgh I don’t understand how to work my backgrounds and shadows in watercolor… the only positive thing in today’s ‘thing’, is that there is a SLIGHT improvement in my shadows…   Oh, and my new ink supplies, that I can’t

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Day 11: the battle against backgrounds

Urrrrrrrgh I don’t understand how to work my backgrounds and shadows in watercolor… the only positive thing in today’s ‘thing’, is that there is a SLIGHT improvement in my shadows…   Oh, and my new ink supplies, that I can’t

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Day 10: Fruit study

Today I worked on fruits! Kindda love that blueberry :)

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Day 10: Fruit study

Today I worked on fruits! Kindda love that blueberry :)

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Day 9: Floral, 1st attempt

Ouchers… this was hard. I tend to be very controlled with my drawings and paintings and I wanted to try something a bit more… freestyle? I think I got it OK for the flowers but the leaves/greens need A LOT

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Day 9: Floral, 1st attempt

Ouchers… this was hard. I tend to be very controlled with my drawings and paintings and I wanted to try something a bit more… freestyle? I think I got it OK for the flowers but the leaves/greens need A LOT

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Day Nine: “Cardboard Tube Upcycle, Part Deux”

Trying to recreate the magic of Day Two’s project, I turned my attention back to the stash of toilet paper rolls…   [or as one blog called them, ” Cardboard tubes,”  which is just nicer not having the word “toilet,”

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Day Nine: “Cardboard Tube Upcycle, Part Deux”

Trying to recreate the magic of Day Two’s project, I turned my attention back to the stash of toilet paper rolls…   [or as one blog called them, ” Cardboard tubes,”  which is just nicer not having the word “toilet,”

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Day 8: Progress at last!

Far from perfect, but it’s encouraging to know I’m starting to understand how to work this paint! I didn’t dare venture in a background and/or shadow for fear of ruining it. Maybe tomorrow :)

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Day 8: Progress at last!

Far from perfect, but it’s encouraging to know I’m starting to understand how to work this paint! I didn’t dare venture in a background and/or shadow for fear of ruining it. Maybe tomorrow :)

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Day 7 : Back to watercolor w/ Lumpy Space Princess

Back to watercolor! I’m a huge LSP fan so I decided to give her a go :) Still trying to understand how to work the watercolor, but at least my shadow is better than my first. Improvement = me happy. Oh,

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Day 7 : Back to watercolor w/ Lumpy Space Princess

Back to watercolor! I’m a huge LSP fan so I decided to give her a go :) Still trying to understand how to work the watercolor, but at least my shadow is better than my first. Improvement = me happy. Oh,

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Day Six: “Year of the Horse(s), 100th Day T-shirts, and a Nice Fire”

So, the children woke today to find the deer and the alicorns from last night, followed by shrieks of delight.  I had found also the Year of the Horse project (http://papermodel.jp/eto.html), which they couldn’t wait to try themselves after school.

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Day Six: “Year of the Horse(s), 100th Day T-shirts, and a Nice Fire”

So, the children woke today to find the deer and the alicorns from last night, followed by shrieks of delight.  I had found also the Year of the Horse project (http://papermodel.jp/eto.html), which they couldn’t wait to try themselves after school.

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Day 6: Potato Print Painting

Today I took a break from watercolor and did something I haven’t done since I was 5 years old; potato painting! I used sweet potatoes and acrylic paint for this and I love the effect, especially with black paint. I

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Day 6: Potato Print Painting

Today I took a break from watercolor and did something I haven’t done since I was 5 years old; potato painting! I used sweet potatoes and acrylic paint for this and I love the effect, especially with black paint. I

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Day #6 : Ravellenics Shawl N°2

This is my swatch for shawl no.2 :) The yarn is the same kind as the first shawl, only it’s in pale lavender. I used miyuki seed beads in amethyst lined crystal AB. This combination is what usually found on

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Day #6 : Ravellenics Shawl N°2

This is my swatch for shawl no.2 :) The yarn is the same kind as the first shawl, only it’s in pale lavender. I used miyuki seed beads in amethyst lined crystal AB. This combination is what usually found on

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Day 5: Watercolor Part 2

So here’s take two at attempting a watercolor painting. This time, I tried it with outlines-ish. I didn’t like working with a gel pen for this, but I like the potential of the look so I think I’m gonna get

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Day 5: Watercolor Part 2

So here’s take two at attempting a watercolor painting. This time, I tried it with outlines-ish. I didn’t like working with a gel pen for this, but I like the potential of the look so I think I’m gonna get

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Day #5 : Ravellenics Shawl N°1

This year is the first time i participate in Ravelry’s Ravellenics Games. What is ravellenics games? well, if you want to know a little about it, there’s a short explanation of it on my personal page. I decided to enter

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Day #5 : Ravellenics Shawl N°1

This year is the first time i participate in Ravelry’s Ravellenics Games. What is ravellenics games? well, if you want to know a little about it, there’s a short explanation of it on my personal page. I decided to enter

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Day #4 : and the test knit continue..

this is the progress i got on day #4 not even close to finish the first half…and to think i have another 2 new shawls coming for this year ravelry’s ravellenics games.. what a busy,busy month! (>_<)

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Day #4 : and the test knit continue..

this is the progress i got on day #4 not even close to finish the first half…and to think i have another 2 new shawls coming for this year ravelry’s ravellenics games.. what a busy,busy month! (>_<)

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Day 4: Watermelon vs Watercolor

So I just found out about Thing-a-Day a few days ago and I HAD TO get in on the action. I’m just getting started today and since I’m not sure I can catch up with days 1,2 and 3, I’m

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Day 4: Watermelon vs Watercolor

So I just found out about Thing-a-Day a few days ago and I HAD TO get in on the action. I’m just getting started today and since I’m not sure I can catch up with days 1,2 and 3, I’m

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Day 3 – BrickPi Shooterbot

Continuing with the how many un-built robot kits do I have in my house, today I busted out my box of Lego Mindstorm NXTs and the Brick Pi I kickstarted. Brick Pi allows you to control NXT sensors and actuators

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Day 3 – BrickPi Shooterbot

Continuing with the how many un-built robot kits do I have in my house, today I busted out my box of Lego Mindstorm NXTs and the Brick Pi I kickstarted. Brick Pi allows you to control NXT sensors and actuators

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Day #03 : working on 2nd test-knit project

Here’s the progress of my 2nd test knit today : still long way to go, hopefully i could finish this on time..

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Day #03 : working on 2nd test-knit project

Here’s the progress of my 2nd test knit today : still long way to go, hopefully i could finish this on time..

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Day 2 – 2WD Arduino Robots

I have a ton of parts and kits I’ve purchased for the Arduino, Pi, etc. Unfortunately I have the bad habit of purchasing tons of kits and parts and never actually putting them together and making something. Thing-a-day is the

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Day 2 – 2WD Arduino Robots

I have a ton of parts and kits I’ve purchased for the Arduino, Pi, etc. Unfortunately I have the bad habit of purchasing tons of kits and parts and never actually putting them together and making something. Thing-a-day is the

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Day #02 : First Test-Knit project, Done!

My first time doing a tes-knit for a knit designer. It’s a crescent-shape lace shawl and on this picture i was just finished the last row of the pattern before bind-off. It’s really fun participating in the test with other

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Day #02 : First Test-Knit project, Done!

My first time doing a tes-knit for a knit designer. It’s a crescent-shape lace shawl and on this picture i was just finished the last row of the pattern before bind-off. It’s really fun participating in the test with other

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Day One: “Memories & Doodles”

Oh, my! TAD, How I missed you last year. I have been so excited to start this back up again and planned to spend my afternoon hunkered down with one elaborate creation. However, Life Happens. When The Husband and The

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Day One: “Memories & Doodles”

Oh, my! TAD, How I missed you last year. I have been so excited to start this back up again and planned to spend my afternoon hunkered down with one elaborate creation. However, Life Happens. When The Husband and The

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Thing A Day 2014: Day 1

Took a sheet of copper, a smaller sheet of brass, patinaed the copper with layer after layer of solution to build the colors and a solid patina, folded my copper, then folded, torched and hammered the brass, hole punched everything,

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Thing A Day 2014: Day 1

Took a sheet of copper, a smaller sheet of brass, patinaed the copper with layer after layer of solution to build the colors and a solid patina, folded my copper, then folded, torched and hammered the brass, hole punched everything,