I just wanted to make a quick update letting you all know that I’m actually stocking my store again. I was inspired by animals with these new pieces I started making. I started calling it my Fauna Collection and I’ll be adding more soon!
Oh hey, it’s been a while. I made this a while ago, but surprise surprise, I’m just now getting around to posting it.
I’ve been wanting to make a cat tree for a while but I had been very wishy washy about actually getting off my butt and doing it. However, after I saw a picture of one made with tree branches that looked super cool, I finally got the fire under my butt to go and make one(and to force the fiance to help!)
Gremlin is spoiled.
This one is the tree that inspired me. I loved that it was made to look like an actual tree. However, it cost like $700. So of course immediately i thought, “Psh, I can make that.” And you get to see just how I did.
So you probably remember my post about painting my loveseat and I mentioned how my plan was to reupholster the bigger couch. Well, I sort of halfway did that. While I was trying to decide what kind of fabric to cover it with, we were storing it in the bedroom because we didn’t have any other space for it. I started to think about how even after I did that project, where would I put the finished piece? The apartment could really only comfortably have one six foot couch in it and I didn’t feel like getting rid of the couch I so painstakingly recovered a few months ago. That’s when this new idea popped in my head. This whole time we’ve been in this apartment I knew I wanted to make myself a tufted headboard and after having the couch in our bedroom lined up perfectly with our bed for a while it finally clicked in my head to covert the couch into a headboard.
Here’s a photo of the couches I found at Goodwill. The one on the right is the one I used for this project. I hated that fabric, so it had to go.
Here are my portraits for this week. #55 is my favorite one.
#53 Photoshop CS6
#54 watercolor, India ink and acrylic
#55 Photoshop CS6
#56 watercolor and India ink
#57 India ink
#58 Photoshop CS6
#59 watercolor and acrylic
#46 watercolor and gouache
#49 watercolor and gouache
#50 watercolor, gouache and acrylic
#51 India ink, acrylic and metallic craft paint
#52 watercolor, India ink and acrylic
The last image is how #49 and #50 should be viewed with proper lighting.
Here are my portraits for the week! Enjoy~
#39 watercolor and gouache
#40 watercolor and gouache
#41 mechanical pencil
#42 watercolor and gouache
#43 watercolor and gouache
#44 photoshop CS6
#45 photoshop CS6
Man I totally forgot to update this on Tuesday. My schedule has been all messed up because I had to evacuate because of Hurricane Isaac! My boyfriend, my cat and I are safe, but the one road going to our apartment is flooded and the power has been out there for a few days so when we finally go home, we will be coming back home to a fridge full of bad food. But anyway, less about hurricanes, and more about portraits!
#33 CS6 (it was my birthday!)
#35 Pen and ink and white colored pencil
#37 Pen and ink, watercolor and gouache
#38 Watercolor and gouache
I stumbled upon this tutorial for super cute lightning inspired nails, and I knew I had to do them.
This is another manicure that I did a while ago, so I don’t remember what the black polish is, but I believe it was just some cheap polish anyway. The silver was Sally Hansen “Pedal To The Metal.” The grey is Zoya Polish “Kelly.”