Newest rat portrait painting; Toaster. Toaster is the exploring rat, who loves being out the cage. he has no fear, and has the dumbo gene for low ears.
This was done with watercolours, before i discovered that watercolours are really not my thing (with some white acrylic to correct). whilst i love the viberance you can get with watercolours, i simply cannot get my head round the fuzzy undefined lines!
crocheted baby blanket. one giant granny square.
colourised pencil sketches of rats
100th post! i have reached my goal for this year, which was to post 100 posts of items i have made.
these are my scale-crochet fleece arm warmers.
Finished costume, in action, at the event. No Rest was amazing fun, and even though my body hated me for the following days, it was well worth it.
unfortunately, i have been given the nickname of the Littlest Tech-priest. While i don’t mind it too much (i fully accept i am a short-arse), i think the character will hate it. woe betide anyone who speaks it aloud in her presence.
Modded Nerf Gun, with sculpty, green plastic drinking straws, cracked green glass beads and acrylic paint.
Part of my Tech-priest costume
A tech-priest cloak for a character, with mask. made from two red wool jackets, and appropriately vandalised to enlarge the sleeves, and make a hood with magnetic fastenings. the straps on the front are watch-straps, riveted in place.
A gift for my little brother, who has a pet tarantula. this is a little castle, complete with flag and tiny little gargoyles. it is based upon a coconut shell.
detail of Abila’s tech-priest mask. made from a converted respirator from ebay, it has highlighter fluid in the bulb end that is liquid and slooshes about pleasingly. the eyepiece is easily removable for safety reasons.
it is not very comfortable to wear (yet)
improved photo of the SL28 and SL34 from Kenya, with detail.
These are Red Bourbon beans from El Salvador, which are large, smooth and have a golden hue. Produced and packaged by HasBean (second painting)
The beans from the La Paz farm, a mix of Columbia, Costillo and Cattura have undergone the washed process. The result is a very dry and wrinkle-textured skin on the bean, emphasised by the light roast.
These El Meridiano beans from Colombia have been treated with a sugar cane decaffeination process. The result is a very glossy bean, with a smooth, even colour and high shine.
The beans of SL28 and SL34 from Kenya, Giachathaini are dark and rich. Non-uniform in size, the outer layer of the bean has a rough texture, with highly pronounced pale parchment running down the centre.
My newest project involves painting coffee beans. The lovely folks at Brew Lab gave me several samples to work with, all with surprisingly different characteristics.
These are Red Bourbon beans from El Salvador, which are large, smooth and have a golden hue. produced and packaged by HasBean