Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Famous Artists Cartoon Course «

January 24, 2010

Famous Artists Cartoon Course «.

Another link from the pile of tabs I have opened in the past few weeks and not posted.  This one is to 18 large PDF’s of the Famous Artists Cartoon Course from years gone by.  Tis good info for anyone interested in drawing or cartooning.

You Drive What? | photos of funny cars, strange cars, weird cars, ugly cars, junk cars and cars that barely run!

January 14, 2010

You Drive What? | photos of funny cars, strange cars, weird cars, ugly cars, junk cars and cars that barely run!.

I’ve seen some cool and strange bikes before but this is just so totally out there!  Would like to know a LOT more about it.

Snakes on a bus. on Twitpic

January 3, 2010

Snakes on a bus. on Twitpic

via Snakes on a bus. on Twitpic.

Click on the link to see the entire picture.  Great advertising for the Zoo!

The Most Beautiful Crapper in the World

July 10, 2009

The Most Beautiful Crapper in the World at Mark Lamster

Tis truly a beautiful thing!

Thursday and a leather bikini

March 12, 2009

Started the day off (after coffee and breakfast) with a trip to the service station for fuel and then the post office to mail some E-Bay stuff out. Came back home and took a walk down to the old airsoft police station to get the mannequin. Stopped at the barn and used the air and a metal brush to clean it up as best as I could. Went to the yard sale trailer and removed the dress makers dummy from the stand and brought the stand back over here to use as the support base for the mannequin. The rod is 5/8 inches so went to the barn to find a bit. No got. So found a 5/8 inch piece of steel and used the lathe to turn the end down to less than 3/8 with a nice taper to 5/8 inches. Got a 3/8’s drill bit and dirlled a hole in the center of the base of the mannequin, then used the punch I made to sedge it out to 5/8th’s. Fit the stand and brought it to the qhut and then spent some time looking for several things to try to repair it with which I couldn’t find. Ended up with a glue gun and some glue sticks. Glued the holes and breaks and smoothed them out but wasn’t satisfied with the way it looked. Went ahead and painted it with a rattle can of gloss black and it looked rather bad. Decided to make it an art project. Worked on it for a while and then ran out of glue sticks. Went back to the yard sale trailer for more glue sticks, finished the surface and put on another coat of paint. Drilled the ears out for ear rings and repainted them, then brought it back inside and made a leather bikini top out of some scraps. Found another scrap that with a bit of fitting worked as a bandanna. Still not quite satisfied with the finish. Gonna see if a coat of semi gloss will fix the problem. If not will see about getting some matte finish clear coat and trying that. From there will change colors. The texture is what I was wanting. Just got to find something that will let me photograph the jewelry.

Am about done in. Will see what the morrow brings. Till then… 😉

Model now with leather bikini top

March 12, 2009

Still working on the mannequin’s wardrobe. Made her a leather bikini top and head scarf and added a necklace and earrings. Think I am gonna have to get some semi gloss or flat black paint and repaint her. Just a bit too much reflection. Think I will try semi gloss first and see how it works out.

New jewelry model

March 12, 2009

Spent the afternoon repairing and then redoing a mannequin to use as a earing and necklace model. Still working on the finished look but the basic piece is shown in the gallery below. Pictures taken by C.A. Abernathy.