|I'm a sucker for baby animals, chibi, general cute anime-ish things, and everything in between. And bad jokes. I like those, too. I can't help it. It's a problem, I know, but... but...!|
And kitties. Oh gawd, the kitties!
Hot Glass ArtisansHot Glass ArtisansHot Glass Artisans by AJGlass
Art rarely gets hotter than this!
About hot glass:
Making items out of hot glass is more difficult then making those same items out of other, more easily manipulated, materials. Unlike conventional clay, or fimo, filo, metal, stone, paint and fabric, working with hot glass takes an entirely hands-off technique. Touching glass when molten will produce instant second degree burns (or worse) so the urge to reach out with a hand and grab it while hot is strongly discouraged, though hard at times to resist. Thankfully there are many tools which can be used in place of hands with which to work hot glass.
About oxides in glass:
Colors in glass are created by adding trace metal oxides to various mixtures of ingredients such as lime, sand, and soda. Oxides can include gold (for red), copper (for green), cobalt (for blue), etc. Adding oxides can also change the stiffness of the glass and how much heat is needed to melt it. The oxides can also affect how different colore
Photography Contest: CRUSH!I've been meaning to do this for a while and figured that now is as good a time as any. I'm holding a Photography contest, and the theme is Crush. I thought it was a fun theme with lots of potential interpretations (I can think of ideas for conceptual, fetish, artistic nude, horror, nature and portrait photography). It's going to run until 14th February (cause I thought Valentine's Day was a good day to end a Crush contest). I can't wait to see what everyone creates for this. Good luck and have fun!Photography Contest: CRUSH! by RockstarVanity
CONTEST THEME: CRUSH
Starts: 08 Dec 07
Ends: 14 Feb 08
Winners Announced: 21 Feb 08
The photo must have be taken by you
You can only enter once
Photos DO NOT have to be new submissions
HOW TO ENTER
Submit the photo to your own gallery
Note me with a link
Please put the following in your description:
This is my entry for RockstarVanity's CRU
The Artisan Crafts Gallery, edition 5Here are a selection of some wonderful and unique deviations submitted to the Artisan Crafts Gallery over the past week. The whole gallery is filled with absolute gems and these are but a small selection!The Artisan Crafts Gallery, edition 5 by Myana
Want to get yourself featured here? That's easy! Just keep submitting great crafts!
Or send me a suggestion by note, please add 'Article Suggestion' in the topic and remember has to be a new deviation, from the current week.
Browse the Artisan Crafts gallery --> http://browse.deviantart.com/artisan/
Sculpture and Glass
:thumb70882456: Queen of the Night by ponchki
Cubo by Life-Is-Pain :thumb71712102: Island by MegalithicMason
I'm a sewing maniac, who is willing to sew just about anything (cosplay or otherwise) you could throw at me!|
I'm currently residing in Japan with my wonderful husband
I'm not working on cosplay commissions at the moment, nor much sewing apart from small personal projects (quilts and jewelry, more than anything) due to only having one *le gasp* sewing machine with me, and no dress forms or even room to work!
So, for the time being, I am simply existing, getting over some crippling mental health issues, and snapping pictures every chance I get. If you'd like, however, give me a +watch and you'll know when I'm back home in the US, studio set up and ready to go again! Because you can't keep me away from it for too long...
I graduated with a BFA in Costume Production in the Spring of 2008,
I love sewing, and I am willing to try to help anyone out with their questions (although I'm insanely slow to respond to emails and notes, sorry!)