Sunday, January 31, 2010
Officially my FIRST stencil =D I thought I would decorate my sketchbook. I wanted to incorporate the elastic and I am quite pleased with the results. I am always very nervous about dealing with paint but since this wasn't a complete failure I feel like I may try more projects with paint.
also I am proud to say that I have completed one FULL month of posts for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY. I'm not going to lie, it's been tough mainly because I'm just SO lazy! okay just 11 more months to go...
I did not use a pattern for the purse I just kind of made it up. It was a huge pain. maybe next time I will use a pattern?
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
I found this Sean Connery button last week and I just knew that I wanted it to be on a hat. I had been saving this yarn since my birthday last september and I think they go well together =) Just like me and Sean Connery ♥
Pattern by Ashley Hasse. found on ravelry
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I think I may turn this into a "frame" worthy piece of art. I have a few ideas in my head, I just need to figure out what would actually work. In the meantime, enjoy the rough draft =)
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Okay so today's post is going to be uber cheesy. =) enjoy
double sided tape
sharpie (yeah i used a sharpie on my hand. stupid me)
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
I wrote this poem today at work and had an idea of how I wanted the drawing to look like. But here is the problem--I cant draw! This piece took me close to 2 HOURS to complete. I wish of all the talents in the world, that drawing was something I could be gifted with...
I plan on donating this piece to OKC's Money Talks, Art Walks event that is approaching soon!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
I'm tired of not eating a decent lunch at work. My mom gave me this "oklahoma census" lunch bag and I decided to dress it up a bit. I'm a little obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe and thought it would go well on my lunch bag. my sandwich is made and ready to be toted to work tomorrow in my new lunch bag!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
involves felt, a shadow box, a sexy poem and years of adapting to the
role of a geek
I hope it becomes everything that I have ever hoped it to be but
coated with passion of the zombie vibe.
That is all. Good night my sweets...
Sent from my iPhone
No, not suicidal, I just thought of a creepy way to display the "cut here" symbol. My friend Barb ( the holder of the scissors) was amazing and suggested holding scissors to my wrists for added effect.
Thank you Barb =)
artwork by Bill Zorn. Thank you!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I wrote this poem today and I felt like it needed a creepy picture to accompany the creepy poem---THANK YOU PHOTOSHOP!
I'm very very very new with photoshop so take that into consideration lol. I did find that I had a much easier time with it. Slowly I am getting more comfortable with it...i think?
Anyway I used my eyes and mouth to photoshop that image in. creepy huh?
I put part of it back up. I had a lot of complaints from people that wanted my knitting patterns and since I had my ravelry, flickr, craftster and instructables sites linked to tarzioo, I can understand how it would have been frustrating. I didn't delete anything from it, I just put it all in hibernation. I sort of picked out the posts that i wanted put back up. I may go back later and put more up? Or maybe I'll just merge these two together? not sure yet.
The reason i changed blogs is no longer relevant. I have since made my peace with the issues that caused this diversion. I'd rather not dive deeper into it as I have worn out my frustrations over christmas break. I had made my last efforts in repairing any type of resolution over my "friends" that i've known for several years. I just came to a point where I was too irritated when around them rather than now, with zero contact. Sometimes you just need to look at your life and be selfish. Am I unhappy? well let's fix that because it's NO ONE'S job to ensure that you're happy. Even if you've known the same people for years and years, if it grows into something that makes you a bitter ass bitch, then something needs to change.
I'm happier now. I can actually say that and believe it.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I had been wanting to stitch something on this hoodie for quite some time now! And anyone that knows me, knows my sick obsession with shyguy. i ♥ him!
I stitched this free hand with no tracing. I just eyeballed a shyguy sprite and tried my best to keep the lines looking even. 2 hours later and...ta da! finished =)
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
must say that whenever my co-worker would say that I reminded her of
her daughter I never gave it much thought. But after meeting her last
week, yeah I am definitely see it. I think it was maybe after our 5
min conversation that consisted only of quotes from movies! Awesome!
Okay so in the swap I received the soundtracks for "whip it", "
American beauty", "donnie darko", "marie antoinette", and a lovely
I gave her the soundtracks for "500 days of summer", "the royal
tenenbaums " and various mixed CDs from my own personal collection.
The conclusion? Our music taste isn't quite in sync but who's is? I
think we planned on swapping more? I'm happy.
Sent from my iPhone
Monday, January 18, 2010
I wrote this poem at work today. I had a different idea of how it would look but that fell through. Perhaps I will go back and retry it? or design a new layout for it? in the meantime enjoy the poem.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I had an idea to crochet a gun. turn something completely harmless--yarn, into a killing weapon. a little twisted but all in good fun. My roommate was kind and modeled for this photo. BIG THANKS!
pattern written by me
Saturday, January 16, 2010
This poor little teddy bear took a dive off the shelf and his little stitches fell apart =(
pattern written by me.
Friday, January 15, 2010
I thought this up today and my original thought was to write "sinner" on the eraser and have the caption read "you can't erase yourself." I refrained from doing so as I feared that it would have reflected some christian message which is not a point that I wanted made at all.
So, here is the redesign. Basically it states that no matter your efforts, you can't erase your end. Be it by relationships, careers, self criticism, etc. It's written in ink and can't be changed.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
post #14 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY PROJECT
I planned this out and in my head it seemed simple enough...WRONG! First of all there was NO gray pen to match the gray keyboard lettering so my roommate wrote on my fingertips while i smudged off the harsh black color. I then photoshopped the selected letters off the keyboard through a vigorous cut and paste method as I am still unskilled to do anything else.
side note:yikes! photoshop! i'm terrible at it! Stop! don't look too close you can definitely see all the errors!!)
Thank you to my roommate who without her help I would have been unable to write on the letters and take this photo!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Inspired by the song "1901" by Phoenix who is actually singing "fold it, fold it, fold it" rather than what I believed to be "falling, falling, falling"
yep. did you learn something today? cuz I sure did lol.
In retrospect I would have used a different color instead of yellow. Overall I am pleased with the results
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I found the pattern here
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I knit this with 2 strands of yarn at the same time so it was knit super quick! I attached the flower that i needle felted a few days ago. I love this hat! it is SO SO SO SO warm!!
pattern found here here
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I found this pattern on ravelry by Julie Weisenberger. The pattern was incredibly easy to follow and I enjoy the finished product. I whipped this hat out in 1 day which is perfect because the weather here is COLD!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I probably could have taken this to a further, gross and icky level but I thought that would take away from the presence of the paper knife and thus the theme--paper cut.
I hope this made you smile in a weird way =)
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
the plan is to eventually finish this black and white beanie and attach this flower. stay tuned! i'll finish it ONE day! haha
Monday, January 4, 2010
I had this idea of a "from 2D to 3D" photoset for sometime now. I think I will expand upon it throughout the year so stay visual! be excited for I am!
I honestly don't remember where I learned to make the origami frog. I started making them in 3rd grade and I used to make whole family of frogs and carry them around in origami baskets that I also made. I was a sad sad child haha
Sunday, January 3, 2010
It took me about 5 minutes to write this poem but about 30 minutes to pull out the red writing.
I think tomorrow I may explore the world of origami...exciting!
PLEASE CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO ENLARGE FOR THE FULL EFFECT.
"I believe this distantly"
What I do remember is that he never referred to me as Taraneh, but as Boyoma. My indian name that he picked. Among his many talents was his ability to paint. I wish that I could have known him now because I think he would have been impressed with my beading. I hear that's one area he was unable to really grasp =)
here is a painting that is hanging at my grandma's house
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
Here is a link to my flickr photo set make something new everyday
So, here is post #1
pattern found on knitty