2017- Recap

I would like to take the opportunity to recap the year, and thank those of you who followed the year with me. Thank you to everyone who supports me, in what ever way. Everyone who comments, likes and shares my work, online or in real life, that really means something to me. So in honor … Continue reading 2017- Recap

Costume Party!

I have been working on a cowboy costume for the past few weeks. And on Sunday, it got to present itself to the world of the student costume party! :) The motto was "Throwback Thursday", and the best costume got a prize. Quite a few people showed up in costume, including a fighter pilot, a … Continue reading Costume Party!

Some Updates

It's cold and rainy these days and it gets dark before 5 PM. This is not the kind of thing to encourage a person. But luckily there is a lot you can do indoors, like studying, or reading, or making costumes. I finally could bring my mannequin out from the art room in the basement … Continue reading Some Updates

Final Touches on the Mannequin (and other Things)

I've been working on this mannequin project over the course of the last month. I will use it to design costumes and display them once they are finished. A couple of days ago, The mannequin got its burlap "skin" coat, and today I painted that coat light grey. When that dries, I can consider this … Continue reading Final Touches on the Mannequin (and other Things)

Work in Progress: A Costume and a Mannequin

I've been working on my mannequin and adding new layers to stabilize it. I will add a final layer of white-painted burlap to finish it off. The reason I made this mannequin is to use it in making my costumes. And for starters, I will be making a cowboy-costume for a christmas party (costume party … Continue reading Work in Progress: A Costume and a Mannequin

Spontaneous Build!

How did you fill your day? I had a day off from school and several options to act upon. And though I did do several things, the most noteworthy among these would be a spontaneous build: A mannequin to hold up and display my costumes. I built it out of reclaimed materials I had lying … Continue reading Spontaneous Build!

A Lioness!

Today I finished the lion mask! I originally wanted it to be a male lion, but during painting, I decided to turn it into a lioness. It has a strap on it and a thin, black cloth behind the eyes. That way, you can wear it and see your environment without your eyes showing. The … Continue reading A Lioness!

Back from the Dead!

(I know I'm late on this, but happy New Year 2017!) I had a lot going on, but due to severe technical issues, I was not able to actively post anything. It was frustrating, but if you have a dark sense of humor (which I do) it was also funny: First, I broke my laptop … Continue reading Back from the Dead!

Work in Progress: the Elf-Costume

I am making a "Tauriel"-inspired costume out of burlap. Considering that I'm not a good sewer, I think it's looking really good. Now that the basic shape is set, I will be trimming and hemming all those messy edges. :) I'm happy with the way it's turning out, but there are two things I'd try … Continue reading Work in Progress: the Elf-Costume

Burlap Stories: Plastic Wrap and a new Painting!

I have a lot to do these days, so I haven't been posting updates like I wanted to. But better late than never, I guess: I bought a bundle of tightly-woven, raw burlap last week. I am using it for two projects: a costume and an oil painting. I started making a "Lord of the … Continue reading Burlap Stories: Plastic Wrap and a new Painting!

Some (not so)”normal” Stuff

This weekend I took the time to catch up with some "normal" stuff. I cleaned my (very dirty) room and put together a special hanger for my elf costume. Then there was the not so normal stuff: My mom and I had some families over with their little kids and we started some seeds together. … Continue reading Some (not so)”normal” Stuff

Updates: Paintings and Costumes!

A few days ago I had posted that the painting "Shadow under a Bridge" was finished. But when I went to show it to my professor, he suggested to change the sky and the hills. I did what he suggested and like the result. It was good before, but now it's even better! As for … Continue reading Updates: Paintings and Costumes!