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Yesterday I plugged away. I've trying to finish ongoing doll products but am quickly figuring out what small supplies I need...and don't have. Beast Boy needs some EVA craft foam to make his belt. I don't have it. 17" Starfire needs more "Grapeberry Saran...just a tiny bit..Don't have it. I started to thing about the … Continue reading Bubble Bath
In my attempt to entertain myself and others I didn't stop with doing Theda Bara make-up. I went on to Clara Bow. Hollywood's headstrong "It Girl" who got widely slandered in her day. Now, the hard part about this look is...I don't have much eyebrows but I do have SOME eyebrows where eyebrows are generally … Continue reading Clara Bow
I could tell you how I'm doing, how Japan is doing, but who is really in that mood? So, lets get some visuals going. I started really learning how to put on makeup at age 28 for my first dance performances. There was a learning curve. My skin is clear so I'd never done much … Continue reading Theda Bara
What do you wear when it's time to take the train into Tokyo to sign a work contract and you know that Japan is not socially distancing? I've made many styles of mask but by now there are 20 times the online tutorials that there were towards the end of February when I first made … Continue reading Hacking my sleep when so much keeps us awake.
Oh. Oh. It's just so hard to know where to start. As an elementary school English teacher employed by a dispatch company in Japan, March always involves a dip in work and pay for me. This year has been a whole 'nother experience. My contract year and the days I had to show up to … Continue reading Sally and the bumpy ride.
What are we wearing for the pandemic? Our recently finished cowl ( Free Ravelry pattern at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sea-scales-cowl ) to which we accidentally knit 20 extra rounds because life has been stressful. An H.Naoto shirt we got for 100¥ at Closet Child. And, most importantly, hand sanitizer on a lanyard. Everywhere. Everyday.
I was resistant to getting an airbrush because I had an attitude about airbrushes. That attitude comes from my “foundation year”(fancy term for freshman year) at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and the general disregard held for airbrushes there. Not that some students didn’t have them and use them. This was never more … Continue reading Airbrush resistance: Art School
Greetings from Japan. In case you're confused, the left is mini-me (in a mask I just made her so she doesn't worry) and the right is me-me at work on the last day Japanese students attended all classes. I'm not overly worried about coronavirus/covid-19. I wash my hands, have my hand sanitizer, stopped biting my … Continue reading Now even my doll has a mask.
By the time the night before the studio anniversary show rolled around I felt like I'd been altering costumes forever, before even tackling my own.It wasn't forever but I had altered three costumes for my dance partner and had a student who'd bought her first ever costume. It was new to her but previously owned … Continue reading Let’s hear it for good workmanship!