Monday, March 21, 2011

Garden Tennis Slashed Bikini

Garden Tennis Bikini, Ghost Intimates

My newest pair of bikini bottoms! The mint jersey is from a Miu Miu dress, the floral silk is a Dior nightgown, and the lining in that awesome neon tennis-ball yellow is newly sourced. You can't really tell from this photo, but when you put these undies on, the slashes in the Dior silk spread to reveal a neon surprise! Hm, I just realized this is not the best photo because I took it before I sewed the Ghost Intimates label in, but you get the idea.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pastel Macaron: Done!

These things are a lot harder to draw than I thought they'd be. They're round and cute, but when you start getting into it, you realize there are all these crevices in the "feet." Yes, I have the i heart macarons book, but no I have not actually made anything from it; I just like looking at the pictures :]

I actually got 2 more to draw, one rose-flavored, but I ate them instead! I want to like rose-flavored things, but they taste kind of weird, to be honest..

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pastel Macaron

It's funny how an hour ago I thought I was done with this, but now looking at this photo of it, I'm not so sure anymore. It could use some brighter colors (though I don't think it photographed quite right) and the composition could be improved, but all that will have to wait till tomorrow. Good night!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Watercolor Denim

While I mull over buying a new computer that can handle Photoshop and Illustrator, I will be exploring the GIMP freeware version. It's amazing how that kind of resource is even available for free! Like the library.

The button is a little off (I had to throw that in in Photoshop with my mouse), but these are supposed to be "designer" jeans. Check out that custom wash!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Doll Faces: Finished!

They're done! Can't wait to see them with bodies and hair.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Doll Face

Rag-doll face painting in progress for Turtle Monkey Bug.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Hibiscus Tea

What a beautiful day! It makes me want to take a nap, though I think this might be the opposite reaction I'm supposed to have when San Francisco gets one of its rare summery days. I really love sleeping in the sun, though!

Another one of my favorite things to do on a hot day is make hibiscus tea: organic dried hibiscus flowers my friend W gave me from her husband's parents' tree, steeped in hot water and sweetened with some yuzu jam from the Korean market. I was going to add lemon, too, but the only lemon I have is all shriveled up (I don't know why I still have it! And even as I type this!). Of course, Martha Stewart has an amazing-sounding recipe for a Strawberry Hibiscus Lemonade that sounds right up my alley.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Briefs in Progress

I haven't really said anything about my lingerie project in the works, but here's a sneak peak of the pair I was working on today. (After I got out of bed at 1ish...)

Unfortunately, I ran out of elastic just as I thought I'd be able to finish before I went to bed—that would've been exciting—but who knew each of my thighs required 18 inches of elastic to go around? That was a bit of a shocker. I mean, it just SOUNDS like a lot; I guess I'd never thought about my body parts in terms of circumference, for things other than the usual bust, waist, and hips. Happy surprise of the day though: the elastic turned out to be entirely dyeable! Fancy that.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Crystal Tooth

Finally, after a long vacation, something to show.

And the result of some experimentation, which I'm really happy about. It's been so long since I was looser and more like "Let's see what happens if I do this..." Taking classes has really honed some of my skills, but has also made me put a lot of pressure on myself, I think, and has put ideas in my head that I'm only now starting to shake free of. For example, I've decided that it's okay to not keep a sketchbook since I don't seem to like it very much; I can NOT keep a sketchbook, and still call myself an artist! Imagine that!

Anyway, this is one of two pieces I was able to complete this past week. Hopefully there will be more to come.