Sunday, August 21, 2011
Hey everybody! I normally don't stray from my regular blogging subjects of my art projects, but I had something I wanted to share today that is truly special! And it is art, still- just not mine.
My friend from high school, Joe, has been following his dream of getting into the film industry in both acting and doing behind the scenes work, and he is doing an incredible job. Recently, a film he was in was accepted as a contender in B.C.'s United Way Care to Change Video Competition. The message behind the film, the directing, the subtle acting, the editing- all of it is just beautiful and so touching. If you are an animal lover, especially dogs, you will love it. But even if you are not, it is still wonderful.
If you have a few minutes, I would love for you to check it out and vote for it if you feel so inclined. The video is very short, and it would mean the world to me and Joe. Plus, he is an incredible person who gives everything he can to help those in need.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I have a hard time finding clothes that fit me- ESPECIALLY jackets. I am very small, but I am not built like a child so fitting is just hard. I really wanted a new hoodie, and I thought it would be awesome to get a Doctor Who one. Well, needless to say, it was impossible to find one that fit. Sooo, what is a girl to do??
Make her own!
I found some plain hoodies that actually fit me at JC Penney's and I stocked up on them. Since I love the adipose the most, I went with that for my first theme. The appliques were hand drawn by me and cut on material in pieces. I used bonding adhesive to iron them all onto black silhouettes for sturdiness and then they were sewn on to the jacket to make sure they stay. I sewed each separate piece.
I love my new jacket. I only wear it inside right now since it is still hot, but I can't wait when I have to opportunity to wear it out and see if anybody knows what it is. (I live in a tiny town where few people will recognize it.)
I know you have seen a million wands from me already, but I wanted to share a few specific ones I made for gifts. These first three were made for myself, and my two BFF's Lani and Amy. I wrote a story about how each wand was made from the same yeti hair and phoenix tail feather, forever bonding and linking us together.
Click on the image to make it larger and you can see the story. Each wand's description spoke of what wood the wand was made from and it's symbolism describing it's recipient. The wood I chose (theoretically of course!) for each wand was based on each person's birthday and the Celtic Wood Calendar. This is my card but you can see all the others on my facebook fanpage. :)
These next two were for my best friend and brother, who ended up dating and moving in together after they met at my wedding!
Tara LOVES turtles and so I had been saving this charm to use for something just for her.
This one is for my brother.
Now, I am off to cast some spells with my own wand!
I made these for some gifted wands and I loved how they turned out! So I thought I would share them. They are aluminum foil boxes, painted gold and wrapped with ribbons. I designed the logo in photoshop. The little cards were the back story to the wands, which I wrote about the receiver and I based them on the wooden celtic birthday calendar, much like J.K. Rowling was inspired to do for some of the characters. :)
This was another gift for the amazing Lanikins! She deserves nothing but the best, so I made her a zombie survival cabinet. Only problem is there is a zombie hiding inside it!!! :O