Random non-hannibal-related sketches done while listening to first four tracks of this fanmix. Just playing around with colors.
Another doodle! I’m re-reading “Królowie z gwiazd”, by Grzegorz Niedzielski. And I was wondering how worshipping around the Zbruch Idol could have looked. Was there any at all? Maybe it was more sombre? Who can tell, with so many versions of who the depicted figures actually are.
Some more of my commission work, you guys hardly get to see any. Hit me up if you’d like something :)
Some little guys from my little sketchbook. One day i will scan the whole thing. When it’s done, I promise.
And now for a crafty post!
Some time ago I got myself a “real” spindle! I’m very happy with it. Spins like a charm, although I think for the amounts I like to spin I’ll need to get a bigger monster some day. (i got it here).
Another thing was a spindle bag, but that wasn’t such a good choice. The spindle barely fits in there, not to mention wanting to put some roving in with it as well. Barely enough for one day’s of spinning in there. Oh well. The seller was kind enough to provide a sample of her own blend of colorful roving - this one. I loved it, and even though it was only 10g, I plied it with natural creamy wool and crocheted up a little bird for my grandma. I forgot to take a pic, but might still have a chance when I visit her.
Stuff not in pictures - first batch of fiber spun on the spindle was very nice and even. Wonderful singles. Unfortunately I’m still not too good at managing balls while plying, so they kept breaking. I had to fix them up all the time, twisting, tying knots. It came out so bad I thought it won’t hurt to ply it again, And I did my first four ply :) This time it didn’t break, obviously. It’s holding up pretty good. I also wanted to try natural dyes this year, and dunked it into a jar full of red cabbage juice. It sat there for three days but ended up looking like a floor rag. So… I put it into a chemical dye I bought last year, to get a deep pine needle/sea green color. Unfortunately I can’t rinse it out. I rinsed it for three days, in different water/vinegar solutions and it’s still rubbing off green on my fingers. Hopefully it won’t matter in the end, because I’m knitting it into panels that will cover a polartec jacket, for extra cold autumns/winters - I don’t think I’ll be sitting on light surfaces in that…?
Does anyone here have experience with helpx.net or other work exchange sites? What are your experiences?
Some really quick people doodles, couple of seconds each. My balcony overlooks a crossing :) I really liked this old guy, all bundled up despite the summer weather, carrying a really fancy bag.
And a little drawing from the sketchbook.
I’ve had some more of these that i’ve forgotten about! obviously i stopped doing them…
One of my oracles which are constantly in the making. I updated it some time last month? I think. Went to a minerals show and market. They had meteorites and fossils and great big spheres of selenite and all sorts of other materials, perfect for scrying. There was also a stand with viking, celtic, slavic and other jewelery, all copies in gold, bronze and silver of items found at archaeological digs, super expensive.
It’s impossible to take a good picture of all the elements. Most of them are glass, but some are other minerals, like tourmaline and a few I can’t name (white dolomite? I dunno). There’s some dyed red coral, clay beads, bits of chicken. I have associations for most of the pieces already. I’m not sure how to treat those two sets of three in the middle yet.
Ugh, there was so much stuff I wanted to write about and elaborate on but it’s piled up too high - I’m getting back to randomly posting whatever’s at hand.
Some ideas from the sketchbook.
18 May 2013 / 0 notes
Just a quick note about me still being on holiday. I’ll be back folks, by the end of next week.
5 May 2013 / 0 notes