What can I say? I just really liked the quick portrait of me with horns and one giant eye. It really captured my bangs swoop perfectly.
Im sure no one cares that much, but here we are. ALSO: now both my blogs have the same avatar…so hopefully people can connect that the likes and comments coming from isingthebody-electric are from the same person as i-create-therefore-i-am.
Also, maybe this blog name will be changing soon? Maybe? I’ll be thinking on it. Public Service Announcement over.
I swear, starting new projects is like crack. I don’t even care about finishing. This is what I’m here for.
A friend requested I make this, and so here it is, and I offer it to anyone who needs it, with all the authority vested in me by whoever vests these things. Print it out if you need to.
The best art advice ever given to me—ever, ever—was “Don’t be afraid to make bad art.”
You will make a whole lot of crap in your time. Some will be truly awful and some will be merely mediocre. And that is totally normal and totally fine and for the love of little green apples, just keep going, because that’s the only way I know to get to the good stuff eventually.
(I normally feel horribly egotistical mentioning my awards, but I think this counts as using that power for good.)
:’D i feel better now
WE HAD THIS FAILING EXERCISE AT SCHOOL - after you don’t succeed very well with arting, make your most successful pose and with your most successful voice say “I FAILED” \ o /
Ok guys, I got soooooo many awesome comics at SPX this weekend, and like 5 more prints for my room and just got to meet so many awesome artists and it was all around amazing.
I think a year ago I might have left feeling discouraged or sad that I wasn’t that good of an artist is comparison. But now I feel…inspired? I just want to get at it and draw everything and tell stories to you all. I’m going to be on it. I promise I will start drawing again soon. I’ve got so much to do!
A quick portrait of me drawn in my copy of Lacrimancer by the awesome Jade Lee (dumplingheart) at SPX!
I think it captures me pretty well.
The art always wins. Anything can happen to me, but the art will stay.
Knitswaps are literally the coolest. I dont think anyone understands what it is like for me to give away the things I make. I have a severe anxiety problem. Knitting has literally saved my life. It helps me focus on the positives in life. I try to focus a lot of positive energy on the project I am making because I would hate to give someone a gift that is full of negative emotions. I want people to feel the joy that I felt as i made this thing with just my hands, 2 pointy sticks, and string. so it may not seem like much but I put my self into it, and other knitters, they get that.
Making something to give away is sooo much different than making something for yourself. I just want all of it to be perfect and to make someone else happy, and it is sooo nice to share something you worked hard on with someone who appreciates it.
basically, I totally feel you man.
vanilladreads said: do you have experience with tea dying? will it wash out? can you dye plant-fibre, too?
This was my first time!
Tea doesn’t wash out, since I boiled a TON of tea for an hour and then just-below-boiled the yarn in it for another hour. Also, I used a mordant, in this case vinegar, which should help the dye stick to the yarn (though I think I will only wash the yarn in cold water just in case)
I think you should be able to dye plant fiber? I took dyeing instructions from knitwhatyouexpected, whose blogspot blog has a ton of hints for making your own dye.
Hope that helps! Anyone else with hints to share?
Next Project! Dyeing with Tea!
I have some undyed yarn, lots of tea leaves, and a bunch of old pots, so I’m going to try out this dyein thing for myself.
40% yarn 30% ink 20% tea 10% sarcastic attitude.