Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Decal crazy-time madness

Oh my I am going CRAZY!!!!!
I accomplished so much on my decal initiative today, I am out of control!

Here are my decals stuck to a board after being clear coated
Then the vase blanks they will go on
then the finish prefixed look

Stay tuned for post-fired pics!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Having trouble..

I am drawing this for my cousin to give to her friend and this is the only picture she has and the dog is now gone. I added another leg but am having trouble and not happy with the result. Any suggestions?

Today's Drawings

I drew these 3 dogs again (bottom) still not happy. Any suggestions? Not having a great dog day....

Monday, December 17, 2012


hi guys.
sorry about my absence!  i was on a wild adventure to banff and then i came back to heike having vacation time so we went on an internet hiiatus.  i have a backlog of stuff, but (unlike my normal self) i posted stuff to facebook which i think you will have seen.  so i guess i will just start posting stuff that i make from today instead of trying to reach into the archives and bore you with double postings.  i am going to be working with all the stuff i made in banff in the days to come anyway, so there will be lots of posting ahead with banff material.  i have missed you fair blog!

anyway, on to a post....
these are a few images i got from an experiment with a pinhole lens someone at the banff centre lent to me.   it is pretty hard to use with any accuracy and the little squiggle seems unmovable, which would be fine because it looks kind of neat, if only it wasn't always in the exact same spot.  anyway, it was fun to mess around with.  i would like to try it when i have a good subject to photograph.  can you see the portrait of a dog barking at me in the second image??  spooky devil dog!

i was told that it might mess up my camera a bit, so i waited till i got home to try it on my old D-SLR.   i don't know what it will do to it, but i figured i would heed the warning, still hoping it doesn't mess with the 20D much either though. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kate Mash-up

The original is in the form of a little pink book, which is actually a regular choice for a bedtime story at our house. This scan puts it out of order, but it's still great.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas tree

Ta Da, we seem to be having some light issues, everytime I look at the tree a few more are out, but the girls did a beauty job of decorating.  We made a new batch of dough ornaments for tradition sake, we flavored this batch with cinnamon. Mater has eaten one of these as well...

Freddie the Snowman

Mater eventually ate the carrot. Thanks to Kate for the hat, made for me when I got back from Australia in 2005, unfortunately it has stretched past the size of wearing, fortunately to the perfect size of a snowman head!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

New Pencil = Love

After very little sleep last night, due to an ill Emily (she's feeling a bit better) I went shopping for pencils Kate as my witness and after saying out loud that I didn't want any hard pencils I accidentally bought 3 hard ones, in my defense they were being stored under B not H (in the wrong section) but I did manage to pull though and purchase one pencil which I love, I wanted to try it out so while Emily was snoozing on the couch I drew this lady. I maybe should have been napping as well as now I'm rambling in typing form. I am pretty excited about this pencil and am about to redraw the old car with the new pencil.

Old Pencil + Old Car = YUCK

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Going through old photos!

I just came across these scans from sometime before 2009 which I thought were highly hilarious!!!  Especially the 2nd one - I had titled it the Origamist