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Full Moon

Posted in Art, constructions, millinery with tags , , , on September 4, 2009 by darcyarts

The Moon has moved into Pisces and will be full. The Sun is in Virgo at this time of the year. Opposites. This is a good combination. I can flow with the water sign and get busy with attention to detail and an enhanced desire to work, work , work that comes from the Earthy Virgo.

Yesterday’s aggravation (just stuff) has gone and I’m ready to float in the dreamy waters of Pisces.

Pisces is always a creative faucet for me. I will tackle . . .  no, I will roll with my stitching work today, or imagine designs not yet implemented.

I finished a cakebox cap for my Marc Bolan Slider print.

MarcBolanBlogCutHere’s the cap on my head form. I need to name this handmade head. She kind of looks like an old friend named Diana from my UNM days.

She was a Sagittarius. A real mover and shaker. We ran the cinema for a short time.

An evil, evil Republican right-wing nut went up against our appointment. He, Dan something, went into law with the intent of harming humans rights where ever possible.

Yuck. People who crave power are messed up cookies.

BolanCapCLA close up of the Bolan Cap shows the tiny red stars I felt I should add.

“I got stars in my beard and I feel real weird,” said Marc.

There was a time when enchanted boys and girls frolicked on the greens of Britain, heavily glittered and glamorous.

What is glamor? One definition: hex: cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something.

Your magic enchants others to see you as sparkling and beautiful.

From John McIntyre at the Baltimore Sun: “The word glamour came into English by way of Scotland, where it originally meant, the OED says, ‘Magic, enchantment, spell; esp. in the phrase to cast the glamour over one.’ It made its way to beauty by way of magic, since the allure secured by magic was illusory and dangerous.”

BolanCapBackI’m sure Marc Bolan knew this. He was a good soul.

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Black, White and Magenta

Posted in Art, constructions, millinery with tags , , on August 30, 2009 by darcyarts

MBScreenI finally made prints from my Marc Bolan silkscreen.

The pix of the black and white image came out kinda blue. I was shooting in morning light. It must have been very early.

MBPrintDuoI will use these on a top hat even though that seems redundant -picture of a top hat on a top hat.

Boogie children.

Today is day two of what I aim to make a solid year of morning stationary bicycle riding.

MarcBolanSilkScreenPrint

If I get up, plug my iPod into my ears and hop on the bike I’ve done 5 miles before I even realize it. I suspect the meter that records miles is a bit off but maybe it goes so fast because I have it set for more resistance. Peddling backwards is harder, too. I try to do a couple of minutes of backward peddling. I include arm and torso stretches from my sitting position.

I just ripped through it this a.m. I’m certain it was the Roxy Music. Do the Strand got me off to quite a start. By the time I reached in Every Dream Home a Heartache I was ready for the day.

Hours later I feel ready for a nap. Maybe too much?

I’m working on chimp faces while top hats spin in my brain.

I have laid in so many great materials that I could compose hats for days and days.

Magenta4TopHatThe furry magenta I found at a thrift store. The patterned magenta I found at a different thrift shop.

I think a furry brim would be great and the rainbow sash will add just the right touch to an already over the top top hat.

Maybe a green circle of leaves and flowers  would make a nice contrast on the hat band. I’ can make them of fleece.

I don’t think I can give it up. It will be one of a kind unless I find that I can squeeze two brims from the small patch of furry material.

I say, bring back Edwardian dress. I see that Target has white ruffled long sleeve shirts and little black vests.

MagentaswTopHat

Weekend Makes

Posted in Art, constructions, cute with tags , , , , on August 5, 2009 by darcyarts

I couldn’t help myself. When a monkey is coming into being it has it’s own ideas abouthow it will look.

SoftMonkeyFullThis guy demanded to show a little tongue. He needed it, I think, to balance out his wild, eager eyes.

He’s off to Indiana to be a birthday surprise for a little tyke.

I made a tiny birthday card to accompany him. He’s wearing my DarcyArts tag. Some have hearts. Some have stars.

SoftMonkeyTagI was so happy to have him finished. I hope he makes it to the midwest in time for the monkey themed party.

The cost for shipping him priority mail would have been $31. I had to go parcel post. It may take a week.

I pray the recipients made the purchase in plenty of time.

SoftMonkeySideUnlike the now standard DarcyArts Chimps for Mail Chimp this guy is made of super soft stretchy fleece. Good for young’ens.

I had a lot of plush critter making to do this weekend.

I made a pink and black girly squid, an Albi-like dragon and a heavyduty catnip squid.

HeavyDutySquid1The heavy duty squid was designed for a woman whose cats could really put the hurt on a cat toy. I made the first one last year I think and have featured in the store ever since.

It measure about twenty inches in length.

The red lining on the tentacles were the idea of the woman  for whom I  made the first custom squid.

Good idea!

This is the second order of the heavy duty squid for Etsian FabFurs! I love return customers!

HeavyDutySquidEYesBlurMy photo lamps need some adjusting. Between the red backdrop, the slighty shiny black material and the white of the eyes my camera was tripping.

HeavyDutySquidMedSideI need to take the digital camera class at Shasta College sometime or read up how-tos on the ‘puter.

I’ve still got a dragon, a rocket, 10 chimps and lots of groovy hats to hatch.

It is such a wonderful feeling to have work to do.

I’m going to burrow in the DarcyArts studio for the next two weeks and work my tail off.

Bar the door, Giuseppe.

MarcBolanWindowHere’s a nice late evening window shot.