I'm finding various online "design your own figure"-type sites and trying to design figures that look as close to me as possible for a self-portrait collage project. This is surprisingly tricky when one (a) wears glasses, which aren't always offered, and (b) normally has blonde/brown hair and currently dyes it vaguely-reddish/blonde. What hair color to pick?
I have been busy setting up my second gallery show, not to mention ahem, finishing something for it. And doing the writeups for it, etc., etc. etc. And my sweater went to the State Fair and is now also in the gallery show.
Well, now everything's up and photographed, so hopefully I can find some dang time to upload everything! But in the meantime, here's a preview :)
So as previously mentioned, I want to enter something in the state fair. I eventually decided just to enter the guitar sweater, as the other two seemed a little less than totally perfect/not fancy enough up close and personal. I've been freaking out trying to take photographs that fit their requirements for it, because I am NOT a good portfolio photographer--as you've probably figured out already. I had to retake and retake them because after the fact I'd notice things like they weren't quite flat enough or even enough or hanging off the mannequin in interesting ways or the light was off....Ugh!
So last night I finally did my online entry, paid my $10, and then it said I was supposed to upload my photos...and then the webpage did not work for that. It's not due until Friday, but I was worrying anyway and started e-mailing people asking how to do it.
I heard back from the lady in charge, who essentially said that never mind, the booklet was confusing, most people don't actually have to upload a photo in the registration process. Um...okay, I guess?
You probably won't believe it since I'm posting a bunch of stuff this last week (including some posts I had saved as drafts and didn't notice they hadn't gone up yet), but I am having issues finishing my big sweater projects. I've finished the basic sweater for the two Christmas sweaters and I've almost entirely finished the guitar sweater, except I found a few boo-boos where I was off on the pattern on the front and I'm trying to figure out if I can fudge them after the fact or not...which is awkward.
What I need to do--and soon--is to fix and finish and sew up the guitar sweater. And get to workin' on those decorations for the Christmas sweaters, except I don't really know what else I am going to do on them and have to make those bits up entirely from scratch. Somehow when I get home at night I'm not sitting around trying to figure them out, I'm diddling about on other projects that aren't suitable for showing in a show. I don't know why I'm chickening out like this, but it's bothering me.
I went to a workshop in which everyone had ten minutes to design some random card(s) for an oracle deck. I don't know what happened to the photographs of my other two cards (less impressive), but these are three of the ones I drew for it. I'm told they can go to print in a few weeks, which is pretty impressive for DIY sites.