GIF for a bush doof.
Photoshop is my friend
This is one of the most fun projects I have worked on so far.
CandyWitch Wand for Summoning Galaxies
OK, first things first, you have the best tumblr name ever, including my personal blog Cyber-Wytch.
Just so you know
LAB stands for lactic acid bar. I don’t know why they’re called that, they just are.
They are these ice blocks that we buy from Asian Grocers near our house. They are strange to eat, as they have a mouth feel of something that has been carbonated and then frozen. They contain skim milk powder, and sort of taste like a spider but without the ice cream.
They come in a few flavours, apparently, but we can’t tell the difference too much, and we’ve been eating a bunch of them lately.
You can also get them in Calpis flavour, which is sort of a weird carbonated Sprite tasting milk drink that is also pretty common in Asian stores here in Australia.
I chose to work with the LABs because they remind me a lot of my childhood, but they’re also sort of inexplicably creepy to look at.
I travelled a lot to South East Asia with my parents as a kid, and I remember eating weird pastel coloured frozen ice treats out of plastic sandwich bags.
The imagery of the foodstuff itself triggers all these cute memories of playing with random kids and generally having a good time.
The work I am making from them is pretty much directly related to my childhood as well. My mother and I were notorious for collecting random crap as “art”. Collecting Disney figurines, small toys, beanie babies, those jelly bracelets filled with water and glitter.
I have a very strong emotional connection to brightly coloured plastics. I suppose that’s pretty normal for a kid who grew up with adults in the 90s.
Subsequently I have hoarded small trinkets, beads, kinder surprise toys, glitter, rhinestones and scoobie string for years and years. I have a shed full of sparkly junk and it’s about time I turned it all into art, instead of nesting on it all like a big angry rainbow dragon.
Finished a beaded LAB tonight. Started another. I really am enjoying this project so much.
The fabric inside these ones was called fairy garden or some such. Perfect compliment to beads!
Some of the lactic acid bars so far.
I’ve just started beading the yellow one, but gosh I am sad that I spilt the container.
You may have grown up in the 90s if you remember every cheap piece of jewellery you bought coming in a cardboard box filled with a strange holographic nest. If you are plagued by this memory and others, take this quiz to find out if you too grew up in the 90s
Painted ants for an hour (including time taken to break up multiple fights between cat and dog, so less than an hour really.
Lovely meditative start to the morning. Next up, gotta make a few lactic acid bars.
We had a class project about drawing time, where we had to draw in response to some concepts. One of the words was “Journey”.
I found two pairs of heels in my size, brand new from the store, at a tip shop. I have pretty big feet so finding a new pair of heels in my size in a shoe store can be damn near impossible, so this really felt like a message from the universe to buy these damn shoes.
Then I though about the drawing assignment and I thought it would be cute to draw directly onto the shoes and try and sort of project an element of my personal artistic/design trajectory onto them.
I decided to paint one pair in a way the represented my love for the wonky grid, and hand drawn pattern systems, and the other to be representative of my love for science and natural history. Each shoe being sort of a map key, or little marker point for a few series of drawings I am rolling around into idea snowballs in my head as future projects.
It’s that time of the month again!
Repotting the succulents. Everyone moves up a grade!
The second last photo shows a bunch of successful clones that I started probably two months ago.
Bonus shot of the roses in their second bloom