Saturday, February 20, 2010
Here’s a shirt I made a long time ago. I found a plain shirt at Goodwill, (if there’s a store in heaven it would be that), and then using a stencil and some paint…BAM you have a shirt. I went to my friend’s house awhile back and we had a day of picture taking, (always fun.) My little brother got in on the action too…complaining, naturally. So here are my photos. The first one was taken by my friend Cait, who is an amazing photographer.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We had a big snowstorm and school got canceled, (have I ever told you that I LOVE the snow?) My little brother and I decided to make a snow fort. We started around 10am and finished at about 5pm. Now it’s time for me to eat supper, the menu is snow and Fun Dip. Mmm best invention a human ever came up with.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Keira Knightly is one of my biggest fashion muses. She actually kind of got me into fashion. Awhile back my little brother and I went to Wisconsin to stay with my aunt and uncle for a week. My aunt is one of the most creative people I know. She has the most GORGEOUS garden that I have ever seen in my entire life! The whole time we were up there, she just let our imaginations soar and let us make whatever we wanted. We made fairy gardens and fairies to put in her garden. Being up there was one of the best memories of my life.
Now for how Keira Knightly and my aunt coincide, one day my aunt got me a bunch of Vogue magazines from the library and one of the issues was of Keira Knightly when she went to Africa. I Fell in LOVE with that feature. It was such a beautiful and whimsical feeling. It really captured the beauty of Africa. Somehow I began liking fashion after that and BAM…here I am the tomboy who wanted to be in the army, now wants to be a fashion designer. Pretty funny how things work out.
Friday, February 5, 2010
This dress of mine is made out of foil and tape. It took around 4 days, 6 boxes of Reynolds Heavy Duty Foil, tape, and one room completely covered in foil. I entered it in the Scholastics Art Competition 2010 and so far it has won a regional Gold Key. So pretty exciting. : ) The award ceremony is next week and I’m trying to figure out what to wear, hmm. I’m for sure wearing my beloved neon, orange chucks which could flag down a plane, even at night time…or so I’m told. I guess I’ll try to sew something up this week, or maybe I’ll hit the jackpot at Goodwill. So until then I’ll try to figure it out.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
While I’m waiting for good photo taking weather, I thought I’d show you a couple of my old stuff that I’ve made. This dress was made out of plastic bags. Overall it took about 100 hours in the process of making it. I started out by making a dress underneath and then layering on hundreds of cut-up plastic bags with glue. I entered it in the Scholastics Art Competition and it won a regional Gold Key. But now the dress’s days are over, thanks to a heater in my room. The front bodice is now completely melted. I really wasn’t sad about it, but I think my mom could have used a box of tissues. At least I still have my memories of it.