It's OK, I'd be grumpy too if I didn't own a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster.

Friday, October 31, 2014

International Music Video!

Hey hey hey!

Quinne and I made an international music video! It was fun, but not quite as fun as making one whike we're together. There are two versions of this video, Quinne's edit and mine. I'll add a link to hers as soon as she uploads it.

My edit

Monday, October 27, 2014

Reasons to Love Frozen

Frozen is such a fun movie, here are ten reasons I like it:

1. The Duke of Weasel Town
I didn't know how a chicken with the face of a monkey danced until he showed me.
(Also his hair)

2. This man
Look at his sweater! And his face! And his hat! Adorable!

3. Anna and her face

4. Anna and her social skills

5. Anna and her rad punching skills

6. Little Anna

7.  Anna in general

8. Kristoff' - always willing to support you

9. Sven

10. Olaf

Like the talking snowman would know

Links to my other 'Reasons to Love" series
Reasons to love Rise of the Guardians

Reasons that I love & hate HTTYD 2

Reasons to love Flynn Rider

Friday, October 24, 2014

Monthly Report Cards October 2014 - oops

Haha okay well I decided in September that I'd let this slide. But someone mentioned that they missed it, so I'll start back up again. And anyways, it's sort of fun (:
See you in November!

Viva La Vida

Goodness I like that song! I've been playing it for a year now, and finally managed to record a not terrible version. It's on sound cloud if you want to give it a listen. :)

The Forging of a Ring of Power

I don't know where these ideas come from. But I got it in my head that I should make the One Ring, I had all the components lying around, so why not?

The materials I had on hand were probably less than ideal. My clay was natural (ie dirt) and 60% dry. I fixed this by putting a few chunks of clay and some water in a plastic bag over night. The result? Paste.

I had several ideas about how I would go about making the ring.

1. Make it in a ring shaped mold
this failed horribly, but I think it's because of the clay I was using. It also may have had something to do with the fact that my mold was made of a bottle cap and candle wax. (You cannot fault my creativity)

2. Pipe the clay from the bag into a circle shape
The clay was too soft and did not hold its shape at all

3. Put tape on my finger and put clay on it
 I couldn’t get the ring off without it crumbling

Unabashed by these failures I decided to utilize what I learned and try again. I put more clay and water (less water this time) together, and this time it turned out better.

Forming the ring on my finger was close to the right technique so I found a lid about the same diameter as my finger, wrapped it in tape, and formed the ring on the lid.

This worked WAY better than anything else I'd tried. However, one the clay dried, it cracked. I filled in the hole with new clay and waited again for it to dry. The patch didn't bond well to the ends of the ring, so I glued it in.

Then came the painting; the first thing I did was prim the ring.

Then came the REALLY tricky part: painting it the right colour. 

It took me several attempts before it occurred to me that the One Ring has a metallic shine to it (maybe because it's metal).
So I went on Youtube to try and figure out how to make matte paint metallic. I found this wonderful lady who told me to use cheap, shiny eye shadow and Modepodge. Well that would be perfect if I had gold eye shadow and Modepodge. So instead I mixed white glue, yellow & brown paint (not pictured), and light pink eye shadow.

This is what it looked like once my concoction was painted on:
A quick Google search brought up the inscription on the ring. I copied it (poorly) in brown fine-tip marker.

Aaaand it's finished. My preciousssss!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

What I've been doing and pictures!

Goodness, I didn't realize it had been so long since I'd posted anything. But anyways, here I am, still breathing, so that's good.

I'm happy to say that I have several reasons for my absence.
 Naturally school is the first,
then probably drawing,
writing useless bits of fan fiction and photography.

Speaking of photography, I've been using my DSLR pretty regularly.

I took these today. (Since I don't have photoshop elements I've had to find another program to edit pictures. is fabulous if you want to change the colours/add filters/change the curve of the photo. But that's basically all the side does. I'm still looking for a program that will let me add Brad Pitt to the photo. There was talk about adding him to a certain group picture in front of a certain Trojan Horse, but I digress.

These next ones are older, the first one is from last night.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I saw this once and it makes me laugh everytime I see it

“What are you doing in the tree?”
“Listening to the birds, feeling the breeze in my hair, becoming one with nature.”
“You can’t get down can you.”

Thursday, October 2, 2014

September 29, 2014 vlog

I don't know why I bother to do these videos. They're not that good, but it's fun and hopefully they're entertaining.

Anyways if you want to see a day in my life condensed to just three and a half minutes, here you go.