Wednesday, September 9, 2009

So I just finished making my creative caffeine and its a drink coaster made of bits of glass I've found washed up on the beaches of lake Erie. I've got bits of wine bottles and beer bottles and I thought it was pretty cool to use the litter of alcohol bottles to support more glasses.
And I met a girl named Katie at the union store who makes these button bracelets and I bought a blue one! Its so charming and I shall wear it all the time. my friends thought I was nuts that i was buying something that I could make but I would never have the patience first of all to do such a nice job, and also I think its very important to support other artists, even if it is just a hobby for them. After all if they were to be discouraged think of all the things they would never design and all the beauty that would be lost. And who else should have the greatest eye for beauty than other artists, should they not?

Design like you give a damn

Have you ever noticed the little facts on the bottom of Snapple caps? I think it would be cool to take bottle caps and put a little fact or blurb about sexism against both men or women on the inside and turn it into pieces of jewelry and give them away for free. If I could find like a clear bio-resin put a paper printed with the fact on the bottom and pour it over it I think I could make something that could be fairly cheap and by virtue of being free could become a phenomenon. I could make rings and necklaces and bracelets and just like the gay fine by me shirts that everyone goes wild for once a year perhaps I could start a trend.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Jewelry 2

I went to Wall-mart today with a friend and while I was there I looked around for cheap pieces of stuff to roll print and I found a piece of carpet that I might be able to put through as well as this weird sort of shelf liner. I got an applique of a rose that should print beautifully with all the threads coming through. I also found a pair of stockings that sort of have polka dots that might provide a cool effect, I also plan to pillage the woods and the rest of campus for bit of pieces to roll. I'm super looking forward to this and cant wait to see what comes out! oh and P.S. @ Wall-mart they have knee highs for 33 cents a piece very cool for burnishing wax I bet!

Design like you give a damn

I was thinking about what social issues matter to me the most and the ones I came up with were sexism and the lack of a living wage. I have no idea what I could do for sexism except the man measuring stick, but I've no idea how I would deploy it. Heh, I'm listening to open up your eyes by Coldplay. How appropriate. Anyhoo back to the subject I thought that for the living wage I could go to restaurants and slip something into the menu or at least places that had those plastic ones with the pockets. I thought of "Tip your waiter. They probably don't make a living wage." but it just dawned on me that they might be making a living wage if they work at a plastic menu restaurant. I'm planning on asking my roommate when she gets back. Its the fast food chain people that need more help and they cant take tips. So I'm at a loss... though most places have comment cards and a place to put them maybe I could do something with that or perhaps I could address the impatience of customers, either way I shall be mulling this over. Suggestions are welcome!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


SO we have to make up some studies in wax; a symmetrical geometric form, a symmetrical organic form and a sphere. I was thinking for the geometric form I could make a paper crane. While making a paper mock up of it might be easy I will have to figure out how to make one period. I think looking at the form subtractively will be somewhat difficult but very edifying. (I'm proud of that word by the way.) For the organic form I took a picture of a moth that landed on my garage door that was spotted like a Dalmatian and I think if I used texture to duplicate its spots that would look insanely cool. Neither of these are decided on as the final structure but i think, depending on my skill, they'd turn out really cool.