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More Metal Please

I’m sorry my posts stopped suddenly! A rainstorm passed through and caused the internet connection to go out completely for a few days. I don’t know if I’ll post anything tomorrow or the next day. It will depend on the strength of the signal, I suppose. But I did want to wish all my fellow Americans a wonderful, safe, and happy Thanksgiving! If anyone outside the USA also celebrates Thanksgiving, I wish you the same…a wonderful, safe, and happy holiday!

I chose to share this photo with you today because the colors seemed most appropriate for the occasion. (So far, I’ve taken and edited four photos and drawn four artworks in ink!) I made a pair of not-quite-matched earrings. I wore them as an added decoration for my steampunk first mate garb. You can see the complete pair in the smaller fractal bubbles but not in the middle. I was practicing some more with the fractal tool that comes in Gimp. I’m not displeased with the result. I had taken this picture before the costume was even completed but didn’t have an idea of how to edit it until our Thanksgiving break. I’m glad I can share it with you today!

"More Metal Please" - photo by Melody Kittles - To read more about this photo or check into downloading a digital copy for personal use only, click the photo to go to my deviantART page.

“More Metal Please” – photo by Melody Kittles – To read more about this photo or check into downloading a digital copy for personal use only, click the photo to go to my deviantART page.

Days of Rest 54

Birds flying in formation ~ photo by J.D. Kittles Photography ~ used with permission

Birds flying in formation ~ photo by J.D. Kittles Photography ~ used with permission

We are taking a much needed vacation. I wasn’t going to post anything this weekend because of the preparations being undertaken but I decided to go ahead and post today. Wishing all our readers a wonder week ahead!

Theater Costume Project Continues

I’ve been working on Starshine’s tree costume again this week. I finally have the nest together. I often start a project with an idea in mind but it turns out equally often that the project has a mind of its own and turns out a little differently than I originally pictured it. This nest was somewhat like that. I used burlap fabric, thread, 1/4″ elastic, and one small sprig of autumn leaves. I basically sewed an open-ended scrunchie, ran the elastic through it, and sewed the the two short ends together, only at the elastic casing. It gave my nest a messy appearance, which was one thing I was trying to achieve. I pulled the leaves off my sprig and cut the “twig” that was left over into 3 pieces. I used Fabri-tac glue to stick the leaves and “twigs” on the nest randomly. Here’s a photo of the finished project. What do you think?

~ the burlap bird's nest I created for Starshine's tree costume ~

~ the burlap bird’s nest I created for Starshine’s tree costume ~

“The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” ~ William Blake