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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2010, 05:03:16 am »
Thanks, you guys!  :)

The funny thing is that when working on a picture, I often don't like it at all. Because as I work on it, I stress over all the little mistakes and places I think I could have done better. I see my "hand" all over it. It's only after maybe a few weeks when the piece has been put out of mind that I like it, because that's when I can look at it in a more objective light.

I should probably also mention that criticism is very much appreciated. After all, this thread shouldn't just be about tooting my own horn.
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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2010, 06:09:09 am »
A lotus flower, Nelumbo nucifera. You can eat these, by the way.

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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2010, 06:11:51 am »
It's very pretty Nast.  The uh, the green mass you have the flower sprouting from.  Is it intentionally a crotch?  Still, very pretty.
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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2010, 06:20:50 am »
It's very pretty Nast.  The uh, the green mass you have the flower sprouting from.  Is it intentionally a crotch?  Still, very pretty.

The green mass is its leaf. It wasn't intentional, but as you know, plant matter is rife with suggestive themes.
I mean, just looking at Georgia O'Keefe's work, you would think that the woman never had her mind out of the gutter.

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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2010, 10:25:20 pm »
I made a cup! I took a ceramics class, and this is the only thing that I made the entire semester that I actually like.  :lol:



Here's a detail of the glaze near the bottom. It came out all iridescent and blue, which I think is attractive -

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« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2010, 07:16:53 am »
That's a fantastic mug.

Nice work.
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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2010, 11:14:31 pm »
Eh.  It's iri-decent.

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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2010, 01:02:16 am »
What are those dark streaks that look like bamboo leaves or grass?


Eh.  It's iri-decent.

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That pun had a chance but you blue it.

I think the colors, texture and speckles are great.

I would cherish the fuck out of that thing.
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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #38 on: May 13, 2010, 01:08:16 am »
I can tell you're green with envy for my wit.


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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2010, 04:00:17 am »
Another slant pun and things may get violet.
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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2010, 08:13:58 pm »
I'm finding all your puns to be extremely unpalette-able.  :argh!:

@Net: Thanks! The dark lines are supposed to be aquatic plants.
What I learned about ceramics is just how unexpectedly things can turn out. The piece you worked really hard on can end up poorly: the glaze can run, the clay could crack, your hand could slip a little while trimming it, so you can't get very attached to things. But I like this one, and gave it to my mom for Mother's Day.  :)
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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #41 on: June 21, 2010, 04:56:58 am »


Dynastes hercules.

I think all kinds of rhinoceros beetles are adorable, so I drew one.
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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2010, 06:25:19 am »


When I was in Oregon a few weeks ago, we took a day trip to the redwoods. It's funny how even in the midst of all those grand trees one of the most engaging things for me was these little translucent beasties, no bigger than my thumbnail. There were also banana slugs (<3) , but the pictures are less interesting, if not more yellow and phallic.
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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2010, 07:23:25 pm »
What are they?  They're beautiful.

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Re: Arts You Can See with Your Face
« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2010, 08:46:22 pm »
I have no idea. Some kind of fungus? A slime mold, perhaps?
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