thewaterling: (CraftyWitch)
( Jan. 2nd, 2011 03:17 am)
 Bellydancers: I'm beginning to make work for vending at "ART OF THE BELLY" Belly Dance Festival in March. What would you like me to create for you?? I don't do clothes or sell fabrics, but I can make art, poly-clay doodads, some basic beaded jewelry.. ooh! And I just bought a few chargers to decorate- what do you need in the way of balancing trays?  Hmm... maybe I could also do henna/body drawings..?
thewaterling: (CraftyWitch)
( Nov. 21st, 2010 02:31 pm)
 
I've got a Santa ornament, (and hopefully more Fimo goodies to come), these guys and all my trad. art coming out to Spellbount this Sat. night, too! Come join me and many other alternative artists & crafters for Spellbound's "Freak Bazaar," from 5-9pm Sat., Nov. 27th!  For more info, check out their page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171368712882649, or their main web site page at http://www.spellbound-dc.com/events.html.
Hope to see you there! ^_^
I'd like to know what YOU want for your Winter Holiday this year! :D

What kinds of art, beaded jewelry, polymer clay, felt creations, or other crafty concoctions would people like to see for the holidays? 
..A gaunt & grinning goblin, masquerading as old Saint Nick maybe? Or a faerie gala, gleefully gathered 'round a bountiful feast perhaps?  Seomthing delightful yet ghoulish, with everything from veggies to sundry severed parts; like the remains of fool-hardy human to fickle, feathered foul..?

What do YOU seek to give or receive over the holidays..?
With all of the curmudgeonly crud concerning the holidays floating about me lately, I thought I'd make something for the fashionable Scrooge & so-done Santa hat-wearing public. :) Enter "Humbug Horns!" :D



(Horns are $10, and can come in any color. The ones above however are in: [Top] Trad. Candy Cane (white & red), Anit-Cane (black & red), [Above] Candy Swirl (light pink marbled w/black), Trad. Candy Cane, Killer Kandy Kane (white, black & red), and Coal (black).
Any ribbon can be changed out for these lovelies. I've just used matching holiday ribbon to add a bit of coordinated fun. :)

For those merry mischief-makers, for those who wanna wear something unusual & original outside of the classic, traditional Santa hat fare, or for those who just wanna express how much they are "un-pleased" with this time of year, I've made these little holiday-themed, tie-on horns. :)

They'll be on sale @ Bound where I'll be vending tomorrow night, and might also go up in my etsy store. :) (They'd need better pics of them to go up at my shop, of course.)

Hope you like!

Nae

thewaterling: (CraftyWitch)
( Dec. 1st, 2009 07:26 am)
As I'm a relatively craftsy person, it's no surprise that I run w/a relatively craftsy crowd. :) Well it just so happens that 3 of my friends also have shops up @ Etsy, with some truly unique pieces that are totally amazing! There's Raven w/some fantabulous metal & stone jewelry, Jaran with these lovely wire-wrapped trees and buggies that are absolutely beautiful, and Jessi who has fun knitting patterns & pieces for the fantastically quirky and crafty. :) If you or someone you know is looking for a cool place to shop for potential holiday gifts, there's nowhere else you'll find more unusual, personalized pieces!
Hope these'll help you and/or people you know find cool new stuff for the holidays this year. ^_^

Shopping local is a -great- way to help the economy, stimulate your local market and give support to the "little guys" who make it all happen for themselves, as well as other businesses in the area- so support your local artizans now, and help somebody you know & love have a truly unique holiday experience. :D

..I love my talented friends! ^_^


Nae

thewaterling: (LiveYourDreams!)
( Jan. 2nd, 2009 05:25 pm)
If I cannot make SOMETHING out of all of this, I do not deserve to be called an artist.  There IS a pair of goggles waiting somewhere in the midst of all this stuff...  Now I just have to pray to the SteamPunk gods to help me find them.. and create them successfully... :D  *pray pray pray, go to look at the goggle how-to PK so kindly linked to*

Please ignore the dissheveled carpet...!

Add to this some scissors, some electrical tape (1 black &1 pink) a Sharpie, a hole punch (or two) and some metallic paint pens, and you've got my entire supplies list.  (Oh, and I just discovered that a Dove shampoo top fits your eye area PERFECTLY.  Might make a fabulous SP eye patch or sommat. ^_^)

..Now where did that SteamPunk-inspired playlist go...?  Ah-hah!  Here it is!

And to all of you out there who're making some of these as well, I wish you good luck!!
(Amma gonna need it, too! ;D)
thewaterling: (Hallowe'enMeez)
( Aug. 7th, 2008 05:16 pm)



This year for All Hallow’s Eve, I’d –really- like to have a bunch of “my girls” get together for a High Witches Potluck and Tea! ^_^
 

(I know it seems a bit early to be thinking about such things, but a co-worker just brought me a book with this  “The Witch is In” sign that she wants to do for a cross-stitch project, & that got the ball rolling. ;))

 I thought up this idea last year, but with everything going on (w/my Lurch and that whole “Thrill the World” thing), the event never quite got off the ground.. so to speak.  
So this year I’m thinkin’, "now’s the time!!" ^_^

 

“What the hezmata is she ON about???” you may be thinking..?  Well, the idea is this:

A bunch of gals get together first, sometime prior to Hallowe’en/i.e. The Main Event”.  (-As the day doesn’t necessarily HAVE to be All Hallows, but sometime close would truly rule.  Yay, Samhain!! ;D)

 

At this first gathering of our little "coven," everyone will bring some sort of pointy, traditional or semi-traditional-looking witchy hat.  It can be any color, any size, with or without any bit of flounce or fluff, or be completely absent of any decoration at all.  But the main idea is for each hat to at least be some semblance of the classic, brimmed, pointed piece of headwear so many of us know and love. ^_^  At this first get-together, our aim is to lavishly decorate said hats! ^_^   I will of course provide things like ribbons, glues, strings of pearls, buttons, jewels and such, but you may feel free to bring whatever materials you choose as well.  (Such as bows, specific bawbles, personal hot glue guns, etc.)  This whole meeting is about gathering, sharing in one anothers’ company, and making –FABULOUSLY- wild, outlandish, creatively decorative, and (dare I say it?- YES) silly witches' hats. ^_^  
If you wanna bring a finished hat and just kibbitz, that’s fine too! :D:D

 

The next step is, of course, TEA!!  Convening on a spot yet to be determined, the idea here is to attend in full, witchy regalia, to take part in a day of silliness, camaraderie, fanciful food & drink, and of course- outright joyous lunacy! :D:D  As for dress:  You can come in full Victorian garb, your favorite crazy mu-mu, or anything up to superbly black and strappy goth garb- the dress is up to you!   It doesn't matter what you wear, just as long as your adorable witchy hat is in attendance.  ^_^  As for the place:  I am indeed open to going to some fancy place and having a proper, tended High English Tea, so that’s not out…  But as many of us are on budgets or are just plain, outright po’, I thought it might be fun to make the Tea something of a potluck, with the theme of course being traditional English Tea munchies, as well as Halloween-y goodness and general witchiness! ^_^  

 

“So, what’s THAT supposed to mean..?” you ask?  Well, easy!  That includes all types of traditional tea foods like cucumber sandwiches, other finger sammiches & delicate delights, as well as scones, cookies, teacakes, crumpets (as I've never seen a crumpet I'd like that very much ;)) etc.  But as it’s Hallowe’en and our event has a decidedly witchy bent, other, more.. rare edibles and libations are welcome too!  (Such as Finger Sandwiches (made with hot dogs/Vienna sausages and the like), cookies w/spooky, themed decorations and of course, good ol’ fashioned Witches Brew!!  (The recipe for which we can decide on later if we like- or for which we can have multiple versions. ;D)  The only limitations here are one’s imagination, and I can’t WAIT to see what people come up with. ^_^

 

And that’s it!!  It’s that simple- and I hope it’s something lots of you will find interesting, inspiring and fun. ^_^

 

Of course I’d love any feedback or ideas people might have (for things such as locations, munchies and the like), as well as a general idea of who might wanna come as time goes on.  True, we have a good deal of time before the actual event occurs, but by October Onest I’d like to at least have a general idea of who might want to join in, so I can get a key on how much craft stuff to buy & how much space our Tea Meeting Place will need. ^_^

 

Thanks so much guys, and I hope to see you there!!!

 

(Note:  This idea was originally engineered w/the lady-folk in mind.  But if any of you chaps are inclined to join in on the fun, please let me know.  I don’t wanna exclude any blokes, if their heart’s in the right place and their aims are in the spirit of the shindig. ^_-

 

Cheers and Grins!

Nae

PS  As I understand some of us aren't entirely into the whole "crafty thing," I will also have some loaner hats available at the second/Main event- to share with a few non-crafty folks.   If others wish to bring loaners to the second event, that's okay too, but thsoe who wear loaners should be warned that they, A; are responsible for returning their loaner hats- and in good condition, and B; that these loaners shall, in no way, be as fantabulous as the ones we'll be making at the first event- and thus wearing at the second... ;)  ..Just so ya know. ;D

The Good:
My folks might have two chairs worth a TON of meney. ^_^ (Thanks to those who replied to my inquiry entry! :D:D)
After first hearing I'd have to go BACK up to DC yet AGAIN to do MORE fingerprints and fax the same damned 3 papers AGAIN to yet ANOTHER source, (I have no fax machine, so this is always a pisser), I got word that the application I have was going to be submitted anyway, and we're just gonna hope for the best, and that what we have submitted thus far will be enough. Oh, and that the numbers they needed which I read off to them are the right ones... For some reason despite all the copies I've faxed, scanned in, faxed and faxed AGAIN, one person didn't seem to have a copy, and they needed some number from it... I can't figger out why their office colleagues couldn't just fax the one I send THEM to her, but ey.. that's the red-tape busines... ... :P) But she called back and said she'd just submit what she's got, and hope then umbers are okay, so I DON'T have to go back to DC again, for one, brief errand. ;P ^_^ Yay!!!
I just entered submissions to be juried so I might get into the Art Show at the HorrorFind Weekend. ^_^ *hope hope* Keep you fingers crossed! :D:D
I just found (and ordered) these for my new home. *hope hope* I'm trying not to put the cart before the horse- so to speak- but it's really, really hard. ;)
Plus, thanks to LTD Commodities (and thanks, [livejournal.com profile] plsurkity for mentioning them!!) I have -at last- found my wondermous, traditional Japanese dining set! ^_^ After YEARS of looking through stuff, I finally found something that I not only really like, but also that's -stupid- affordable! :D:D (Can we say $8 for a -full, well-made, ceramic double setting,- anyone?? :D:D) Sadly it's on back-order, but the earring stand I got (that holds 148 PAIRS of earrings, and is CLEAR!! *glee*) is on the way. ^_^ And that, that my friends was only $4!!! :D:D (I am SO excited about outfitting and decorating me and my kitties' new space!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D There's so much to do, so much to think about, and I just love it all. ^_^)
Anyway, enough w/the shop-talk. ;) On to the next category. :)

The Bad:
My throat hurts like a BITCH. And the odd thing is, just one side of it. :P:P It hurt just slightly for a while before I left, went away when I went to my folks', and then came back when I returned here. Obviously I chould try to find out what's causing it, but it wasn't bad, just slightly annoying- until yesterday. Unfortunately last night it hit with a VENGEANCE, feels like it might be going to my left ear, and.. ow. Swallowy=hurty, and now talky is equaling hurty, too- as is just.. being... :P Plus it's Saturday so I can't go to a doctor, and we have no drops, no Chloraseptic, and my gramma doesn't feel well either, so she won't go out so we can get some. :(
I didn't get into the alternative crafts fair I was hoping to show at. :(((

The Ugly:
Yes, Virginia, you can have too many piercings... *shudder*
(WARNING!! Worksafe, but HIDEOUS!!!)



Chees y'all. G'day! :)
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