Archive for August 17th, 2009

August 17th, 2009

A bag for a layout… Aka talent swaps are NERVE WRACKING

An excerpt of a layout project for Esther

An excerpt of a layout project for Esther

Not too long ago, my delicious friend Esther of penelope waits fame asked if the two of us could do a trade. I’d make her a livejournal layout for her icon journal, Oh Darling, and she’d make me a handbag. I agreed, even though I’m swamped with other things – I LOVE doing things for Essie and the fact that she dangled an Es-brand handbag in front of me was a no brainer on saying yes. xD

BUT GODDAMN! Seriously, if she was paying me real monies I think I would’ve had a much easier time of this project. This is a little of the second layout I presented her – though i made MANY MORE in between. Because it was a project where we were both making something, and I KNOW how time consuming bag making can be, nothing seemed.. Good enough. How odd that if she’d paid me for the time spent I would’ve felt better about the other ideas I’d had, but making a bag for me meant that suddenly the anti was upped and I felt inept to reach the challenge. HOPE YOU LOVE IT ESSIEFACE!

August 17th, 2009

loish: Its time to drool.

evening glow by `loish

evening glow by `loish

‘loish has to be one of my all time favourite deviantartists. Though I don’t react as violently as my friend Jenji (who has uttered more than once that it makes her sick how awesome [loish’s] art is xD), I find this animation student’s art incredibly inspiring and freakishly mood altering.

You can purchase a lot of her work as prints, the image I’ve chosen to showcase, ‘evening glow‘ included, as well as copies of her fruit series. I ADORE ‘blackfruit,’ she really reminds me of me and thusly I WANT that outfit she’s wearing with a want of a thousand fiery wantings.

One of her newest exploits of meeting the challenge of drawing ‘yourself’ in four stages of life cracks me up and COMPLETELY makes me want to try it out myself. BUT GD if I know what I was like while I was a teen. I think you have some kind of internal switch that makes you forget else you die of humiliation xD xD

August 17th, 2009

Cathedral Squares: A challenge for another time

Cathedral Squares: A Tutorial from Hyena In Petticoats

Cathedral Squares: A Tutorial from Hyena In Petticoats

I’ve had a tab open to this tutorial for QUITE some time. I’m itching to try it out with all sorts of fabrics and patterns but alas, health still robs me of the chance. But the scope for experimentation and FUN in this project keeps me from closing the tab and relegating it to the too-hard-due-to-health basket. I want to create gorgeous cathedral squares and then embroider and applique other designs on top. Stitch all over that mother in various illustration styles. I SHALL DO THIS! I SHALL!! :D :D :D

August 17th, 2009

Polyvore: Collage never looked so sexy.

An insight into Polyvore: Katoulas A Small Preview Of Fall 2009.
Sexy collage, delicious fashion statements. Polyvore’s a DIY in delicious, ostentatious, divine and sometimes rather absurd. For those who are members you define your style and themes and share your fashion savvy with the world, for those that aren’t OH MY GOD ENJOY THE NOMS! Inspiration at its girly best, a lot of colour schemes and concepts have sprung from this site for me. Fashion, fun, frivolity and yet its WORK RESEARCH! Hell yes you don’t get much better than that right there. ^_^

OhOh! My example pics? They’re from katoula’s ‘A Small Previw Of Fall 2009…’, and IDK why she spelled it that way but she did. I especially adore Untitled, Green can make things more interesting… & Victorian Tea Party.