Mar. 19th, 2010 11:41 pm
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Yes, yes, long time no post.
This was a project for school.

But what you really want to know is "WHAT'S IN THE BOX, MAN???"
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The first of probably a million. This was a photo I'd had rattling around my iPhone for a few weeks and just didn't know what to do with. The sad little peg-eared donkey apparently just needed a little filtering courtesy of the new app I downloaded this morning.

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I recently created this fake-woodcut piece for my local SCA group's "phonebook". I've never attempted anything like this before so it was definitely a learning experience.

The whole thing was done in 005 and 02 Micron pens. I based the majority of it on an image of St. Luke, and replaced him with a female figure from Ars Moriendi from nearly 2 decades earlier. There's about 49574398 things I'd do differently if I had to do it over again, but in general I was very happy with the way it turned out.
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A bunch of my LJ peeps are recently back from CC27, and all their pictures and stories have me kind of itching to maybe try and make the next one.

But if I did (and that's a big "IF"), what would I want to make?

* My first instinct is to finish the Mughal ensemble (center figure) that I've planned/been working on for the past five years. The silk tunic has been hanging, half-made for a while, and it would be nice to at least have it finished. I've got the fabric for the choga (the short coat thing) but would need to find something to use for the salwar. I've made a permutation with a narrowly striped pink and orange cotton, but would love to find something more similar to the image.

* I have a sketch, somewhere, here of a costume that is for a sort of half-Japanese/half-Victorian "girl gang" called The Crane Wives (based on a Japanese story and, yes, a song by the Decemberists.) I think this one would be really fun, and not too hard to make, but it would also be something that would be more entertaining as a Group costume, especially if everyone did slight variations on the theme, but kept the "logo" on the back of the jacket and a general black/white/red color scheme. I think it would look awesome to do the jacket in a sheer white silk and ombre dye the bottoms of the sleeves black (like, y'know, a crane's wing).

* At least one Steampunk outfit (not costume, dammit) that doesn't suck. I'm so very weary of seeing the style done poorly.

* And of course, part of me wants to do something fabulous and Princessy and 18th c., but I know sweet f.a. about that style, and wouldn't even be sure where to start. Suggestions? ETA: Okay, I admit I am particularly entranced with the later 18th c. stuff, like whateverinheck is being worn by Duchess Georgiana in this 1783 image. I like the surplice bodice a lot, which I think would look more awesome on me than the gathered gaulle/chemise à la reine. It's certainly not as Princessy as the earlier stuff, but I think I'm ok with that. Admittedly a big part of me wants to throw the whole "light colors" idea to the wind and make one in burgundy with chocolate brown trimming, because damn, that would just look hot.

ETA: Oh damn, another one * There's a burgundy velvet (?) gown that Juliette Binoche wears in Les Enfants du Siècle that makes me nearly cry with the hotness. You can kind of see the top of it here. Hmm, I may have to re-acquire the DVD and get some screencaps.

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May. 3rd, 2009 12:10 pm
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A few older images, with new textures/cropping.


Dec. 22nd, 2008 10:24 am
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Gift Front
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I just had to share this.
Because there's no sneaky way David could have purchased my Seasonal Winter Gift without killing my existing phone service, he made this awesome little papercraft version, complete with Hat Of Shame-wearing Cat.

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An Essay By Ethyl Cannes

Under the Cut )


Aug. 12th, 2007 09:41 pm
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A few months ago, I made a wager with [livejournal.com profile] fishheadned. I bet that there were few ways that he could possibly propose that I would not have thought of already. He bet that he could. If I won the bet (i.e. he proposed in a way I genuinely anticipated) he would have to get me a kitten. If he won, well, no kitten.

Apparently blindsiding me during brunch is the way to get out of having more cats in the house.

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Thanks to the joys of the new LJ tool, I've magically friends-locked every single past entry. That's 1400+ entries!

Selected future posts may be public, but for the most part this LJ is now in complete lock-down.
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Happy Birthday, [livejournal.com profile] fishheadned!

You are the sunshine of my life
Thats why I'll always be around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart

I feel like this is the beginning,
Though I've loved you for a million years,
And if I thought our love was ending,
I'd find myself drowning in my own tears.

You are the sunshine of my life,
Thats why I'll always stay around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart,

You must have known that I was lonely,
Because you came to my rescue,
And I know that this must be heaven,
How could so much love be inside of you?

You are the sunshine of my life, yeah,
Thats why I'll always stay around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart.


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