Friday, March 27, 2015

Sketch Journal: Galaxy Warrior

I've worked on this one on and off for a while now. I got to a point where I felt like I had gone as far as I could go with the medium of pencil and luckily enough my very nice boyfriend bought me a shiny new wacom tablet to play with. The drawing was inspired by THIS pinterest pin on my 'colour' board and you can see the progression I made from pencil to digital from my photos. It was ridiculously fun! So much so I forgot to sleep, Whoops!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

DIY Project: Pencil Holder

So for some odd reason I was using the teeniest tiniest jar that I had deluded myself into thinking was sufficient enough to house my pens. Logic set in and I realised my pen to jar ratio was a little mis-measured.

Solution? D.I.Y pencil holder!

Who doesn't have a movie cup laying around the house? You know the promo ones they put your drink in with the popcorn combo, or am I the only one who takes those home?? Well this one wasn't too ridiculously giant (I think it was a kids cup!) but still just a fraction too tall for pens. But hey! Turns out these babies are really easy to cut, so off with it's head! Now the fun part was decorating! I chose some patterned paper and tried to keep it really simple, but really the sky's the limit...glitter, stickers, paint...whatever floats your boat! I re-inserted the cup top back into the body so the top edge remained smooth and helped to secure the paper down. 

Ta Da! Pretty practical and quick! Perfect desk buddy to my Superman bobble head and slippy sand smiley face  =)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Fashion Files: Back in Beige

In honor of bad habits and neglected virtues (you know what I'm talking 'bout - hi guys, I've miss you!!) I am focusing my fashion file today on an item I have not worn for many a year but yet have failed to put it in the 'give away' pile every annual spring clean. Why has it been banished to suffer this wardrobe limbo existence? Well simply it's just a very tricky colour to work with my complexion because it IS the colour of my complexion. I also had to wear it basically as a work uniform back in my former fashion retail nightmare days. But yet despite this I can't help think that it's just so gosh darn pretty, I have to keep it!!

Whilst it may not be my 'perfect' outfit it certainly does nicely represent the 'perfect' metaphor for me to return from my blog hiatus with. I'm reintroducing something neglected but loved back into my life, attempting to balance light with dark and I'm changing the representation of a negative memory (I really didn't like that job) into something new and likable. I don't think I need to spell out the double meanings there but it certainly is a nice first step to returning to my creative self and liking the person I see staring back at me in the mirror.

... straight hair bought to you by my new fancy ghd eclipse, crooked glasses brought to you by my uneven ears ;) ...