So many projects so little time to blog!

I have not been able to spend very much time blogging this past semester my classes have kept me pretty busy.
I would like to share some of the things I did over the semester and I will also be continuing my blog over the summer with projects and ideas and new lessons learned.
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These are a pair of earrings and a necklace piece that I designed and cut myself out of a 2 in copper square. I added texture to them and oxidized them after this photo was taken.   I was able to make these in my Metal works and Jewelry class. We will be starting our sterling silver Byzantine bracelets tomorrow.
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This is a silk scarf that I hand painted and once it dried I was able to silk screen a pattern of my design onto it.
Here is a picture from my portfolio of the finished product.
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In my drawing class this year we have done a lot more work with a nude model unfortunately those drawings are still being marked and I didn’t take pictures of them. However in the last few weeks we have been working with inks and this is a self portrait of an object that represents me.
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Andrew, (my boyfriend of 2 years as of tomorrow!) and I and help from our siblings built a rock wall in his backyard. We had to nail boards to an already existing 15-20 foot tall tree house-structure, and then place the rocks that he got as a set for his last years birthday.
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We like to keep things safe, all the equipment required!
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In other exciting news my mom, my sister and I drove out of town 45 minutes to pick up and bring home six new baby chicks about a month ago. Two bufforpingtons and four barred rocks
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I also did some spinning with my brand new jumbo flyer!
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Soy silk and merino wool.
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Tonight there is a gallery opening at my school for the textiles studio. Alas I will not be in it because I am still not quite a fiber arts student.
Oh and I finally got that blanket off of my loom 🙂 You remember the diamond pattern one.
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That is all for now! But there is more to come!
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Blanket weaving!

I finally finished setting up that blanket!

I thought that I was going to want to work on it over the Christmas Break but on the contrary I just wanted to relax and I didn’t touch my loom once! So I am back to school and already my loom is  set up and I have started weaving.

It took me 70 minutes to make my warp

3 hours and 45 min to set it up and I have already been weaving for 45 minutes.

So 5 h and 10 min on this blanket, not to bad! Now I just have to weave.

 

Because I am using such thick yarn these diamonds are huge! They are probably about an inch wide each, maybe even a little more.

 

Soon I will be posting pictures from my book making class, my photography class, and my graphic design class. This is going to be such a wicked semester! I love being an Art student!

 

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