Day 24 – 02/12/12 – Foamy
Another trip to Cafe Dodici in Washington, IA, this time for brunch. I found this beast in the bubbles left over in my brother-in-law’s cider glass.
Day 25 – 02/13/12 – Mini monsters
Today is for Shrinky Dinks! I wasn’t sure how edges would be handled during the shrinking process, so I made two: one with sharp pointy bits, and one with a rounded border. When I was cutting the mouth out of the sharp one, it made a huge tear into its face, which initially made me sad. But I shrunk it anyway, and I’m really happy with the result. It reminds me of the death gods in Death Note…
Day 26 – 02/14/12 – Vigne Snatcher
Polymer Clay (Fimo & Sculpey)
Make something portable. I decided it was time to make something with a purpose this time around. And so, I made a coaster. With feet. I had been pretty pleased with the Vorpal Snatcher (Day 15), and the form lent itself well to a coaster. The feet were short and sturdy, and it was already round, so why not?
I made the disk and lightly baked it so it would stay flat and could handle being mushed on as I added appendages. The red Fimo and white Sculpey didn’t want to stick to each other very well, but they seem to be holding up ok since baking them. Overall: fairly sturdy coaster.
Day 27 – 02/15/12 – Yarn-a-pillar
I really wasn’t feeling very well, so I grabbed a few things that were lying on my desk and assembled this temporary creature. Featured is a skein of Caron Simply Soft and a stitch marker and interchangeable needle set from Knit Picks.
Day 28 – 02/16/12 – Parrot-Saurus
Tonight was another Shrinky Dink night. No mishaps in cutting tonight and all spikes intact. He had already gotten the name Parrot Saurus because of the bright coloring and long tail, but I was extra amused when I realized he had shrunk to just the right size to sit on his own shoulder!
Day 29 – 02/17/12 – Raptori
An overwhelming Friday led me to want to burn stuff. I found that woodburning is quite therapeutic. As long as you don’t burn yourself. (I didn’t burn myself.)
Day 30 – 02/18/12 – Transformer
Chu and I invited a bunch of friends up for a game night, and before they left I had them help me with the prompt: Play with toys. I don’t have a whole lot of toys, so I was going to make an assembly out of large stuffed animals, but then I remembered that one of my friends carries around at least one Transformers figurine with her at all times. She had 4 (but one was breaking so I didn’t want to use it), and I had one of those pin thingies that Chu and I won at an arcade. If you squint you can kindof see the bottom two figures make a heroic looking robot, and the top figure makes… I don’t know… a hat blowing off in the wind?Not sure what’s going on? Check out my 365 Monsters Intro as well as the Make Something 365 Blog for more information and inspiration of your own!