I took this picture of my boyfriend awhile back, and always had this running idea to make him into a Van Gogh. His beard was perfect for the curvey texture of Portrait of a Postman. I did this in Adobe Illustrator. I wish I had more time to work on it and add even more layers of brush work, but alas I just have too many projects on my list! I’m really happy with how well this turned out though, considering I spent about 4 hours on it.
When I was in middle school, I downloaded a cracked file of photoshop and got really into making “vector” portraits. It was a thing I did because I joined a lot of message boards online (this sounds so nerdy) but it really reminded me of doing a lot of those back then. I still follow a ton of people that had online websites and did graphics and vectors. Some are incredible designers/artists now, (though I don’t think they remember me).
I saw these gorgeous Vanessa Mooney Tassel earrings on Nasty Gal and decided to make my own. The original cost $45, versus $3 for floss and earring hooks I had on hand.
I’ve been making a bunch of patches as I’ve been inspired by a lot of bomber jackets with embroidery and sassy logos, they are really fun to make, and the possibilities are endless.
I have an ongoing quest to recycle any clothes I have bought into something new and different. Here I took an old scarf and my love for black graphic prints and mashed them together.
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Long time no see, blog! It is summer time though, so that means I should get to crafting. Summer tends to lead me to DIYs and designing! I’ve had a long slump, but I went on a europe trip for 2 weeks! It was inspiring! I stepped into this amazing leather bag store in Rome called Il Gancio. They had an array of handmade leather bags. I deeply regret not buying one at the time… but I was packing light! Ahh!
Working on a bag! Live in action!
Some construction images of my weekender bag. I am in need of a new photo set up so I can photograph the bag. I finally finished the bag and I’ve been testing it out. There are a few things I would like to change, but is nice to finish the first prototype in this project. Some photos of my process below:
Happy new year! Glad to say hello to a new year, and ready to continue this blog! I really enjoyed my brainmade holiday crafting and will continue to document my design process, and DIYS. When I wasn’t making crafts on Brainmade, I was also making gifts for friends. Now that they’ve received them, I can post pictures! Here are a few of the gifts I made for three of my good friends. I decided on the theme of travel.
Each person got a kit! (I had the other blue contacts lens case! All of us are vision impaired!)
I tried out a free t-shirt pattern from Maria Denmark, and I really liked the fit. The pattern was only made of 2 pieces. I decided to extend the the t-shirt and make an A-line pocket dress.
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