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Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Illustration Friday: Tales & Legends

So I promised to include a pair of red patent leather shoes in my IF illo this week. You can imagine my triumphant cackle when I read this week's theme -- I must've read their minds! Hans Christian Andersen's tale, "The Red Shoes" provides the inspiration. This tale used to creep me out as a child (as did most of his tales, much as I love/d them) and it still does. In my illo the shoes are becoming the world, sapping reality from the surroundings, and the girl herself.

Here is the tale.

And here is my illustration.

Next week I will include a self-carved rubber stamp in my illo.

Friday, 25 January 2008

Illustration Friday: Plain

Illustration Friday: Plain
Originally uploaded by cherryskin
I have promised myself to recommence submitting illustrations to Illustration Friday.

This is for the topic, "Plain."

Drawn with a plain old Crayola (pretty sure it was "red violet"). From a photo on someone's blog -- I can't remember whose, so if this is your pic, let me know!

In next week's illustration I will incorporate a pair of red patent leather shoes, because I would love a pair, but don't think I would wear them.

Friday, 11 January 2008

My first completed project for 2008!

This dress out of...

this book (ISBN 9784834725568).

This minus...

these equals...

this (much nicer).

I also increased the boob bits* because I knew bits designed for petite Japanese chests wouldn't come close to fitting my honky milk-jugs (and I was right).

Close-up of cross-over front.

Fabric from Spotlight.

Snaps (of me) courtesy of MissM (4yo).

*I have a PhD in sewing terminology, can you tell?

Friday, 4 January 2008

Oh Shins... I love listening to you.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Happy New Year!

May it be filled with love, happiness, warmth, laughter, satisfaction, and peace.