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Project: Becca Geek-Out Fest [06 Jul 2007|06:35am]
[ mood | bouncy ]

I've been trying to complete this project since February, but I didn't have time to spare from school. Since graduating, I've had plenty of time on my hands, so I got to work.
It started out as a simple hair bandanna, but I didn't think that would be completely practical, so I decided to make a purse...and a few other things.

What do you do with a box that is potentially, bigger on the inside? You stuff it with...stuff!


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THE BOX!
Initially a shoe box that I kept to keep all the fabric and things for the project in one spot. It was blue, but I wanted the paper details to stick to it, so I wrapped it in craft paper. It has different references to Doctor Who, or our inside jokes.
Box May Be Bigger on the INSIDE!Collapse )

The Jar!
Hinged lid jar I found at the dollar store with the Torchwood "T" made with stained-glass sticker paint - glitter leading.
RetCon holder?Collapse )

Reading Dalek!
I found him in a book, how fitting. The Key to Time: A Year-By-Year Record by Peter Haining. I traced him because I definately knew I wanted to use it. Originally for the purse, but since I lack in the drawing department, I decided to use it for something else.
Drinkware.Collapse )

Window Stickers! Bottle caps?
I enjoyed using the sticker paint, so I made a few more stickers. I decided to make a few pins since I hadn't made those in a while. I specifically made the reading Dalek larger and backwards so that she can stick it to her car window.
Flying your freak flag...on a window!Collapse )

The Purse!
The original design was to use a bandanna and stencil the TARDIS onto one side. I didn't think that Becca would get the chance to use it frequently, so I tweaked the design a bit. Pattern was improvised from a book and internet research. I wanted the bag to be able to hold at least 1 book..because I wouldn't want to take that way from my favorite librarian!

My mom did 99.9% of the sewing because I'm scared of the sewing machine she's a more experienced sewer..and she's awesome! In the middle of sewing she said "The next time you start making one of these projects, remind me to beat you thoroughly before I start helping you." When she was done, I was rethinking the whole gift idea and wanted to keep it.

The bag is fully reversible with a button-strap closure. The stenciling and the buttons are on the same side so that the strap can close the bag on whichever side may be outwards. It has handle straps that can go on the shoulder with enough room to bend the arm at the elbow and hold the bag. (Did that make sense?) The straps are adequate length.

The funny thing about this project is that I bought the bandanna with white paint. As the design kept changing, I kept buying more fabric and materials. I only took the bandanna to the store once for the pink-purple fabric. The striped fabric I found in California in a quilting/craft store.

Her favorite color is purple.Collapse )

Reactions! *squee!*

Reaction Shots..and some quotesCollapse )

I figure I've got her covered up to her next birthday. Now I just have to think of some way to top this. Ideas?

Thoughts and comments welcome!

Later!
~
Zaniah
EDIT: twilight_angel's reaction post here.
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Shirt Stenciling [28 Mar 2007|12:44pm]
[ mood | artistic ]

Materials:
TARDIS Stencil
Fabric Paint
Acetate paper
Transparencies
Box Cutter
Stencil Font


Detailed post here.

Pictures under hereCollapse )

~
Zaniah

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...I will pour the water down upon a thirsty barren land... [05 Apr 2006|07:31pm]
[ mood | calm ]

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...And streams will flow from the dust of your bruised and broken soul...Collapse )

These pictures were taken during one of my Soil Mechanics Labs {11-04-2005}. Someone had to stay behind and take readings from the Consolidometer for 45 more minutes. I volunteered and passed the time by taking pictures of the lab. I would've taken more, but my batteries died.

~
Zaniah
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...Take your taste back, peel back your skin... [25 Nov 2005|12:21am]
[ mood | contemplative ]


Written in the Dark
Nov. 21 2005


...But you wouldn't know a good thing if it came up and slit your throat...Collapse )

~
Zaniah

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...Music is the only thing I really love... [24 Nov 2005|06:12pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]


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Model: Matt Galati

...and I'm sick with an instrument listen to the drumline.Collapse )

These pictures were taken during St. Mark's High School Band Camp 2004 {8-14-2004}. I took pictures of all my band peoples, but these are the ones that stand out the most becasue of light or angles or both.

~
Zaniah
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...Some rules are made with all intentions to break... [13 Nov 2005|01:50am]
[ mood | awake ]

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Take a picture from the plane, Cause it's a long way to the floorCollapse )

These pictures were taken at the Philadelphia International Airport on 8-9-2005 while my mom waited for my niece and nephews to get on a plane back home to Puerto Rico.

~

Zaniah
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...A Celebration to last through the years... [11 Nov 2005|12:09pm]
[ mood | awake ]


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Celebrate good times, come on!Collapse )

These pictures were taken at my Cousin Manuel's wedding {8-20-2005}. My models were my mom, Nydia, and my cousin Jeannie.

~
Zaniah
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...Placing pieces on the floor, Of all the things we've loved before... [09 Nov 2005|12:09am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

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Title: Indian Summer.
Model: Jessica Morales


...New York City streets with friends by your side... Collapse )

All of the previous pictures were taken on a trip to NYC to visit my Aunt. It was this past summer {2005} but all my date stamps are messed up.

~
Zaniah
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... We fit to the truth, We are the best at what we do... [01 Jun 2005|01:10am]
[ mood | awake ]

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...This is the craze only we can bestow...Collapse )

All of the previous pictures were taken during the 2003 St. Mark's High School Band Trip. {4-29-2003 to 5-4-2003}. All my "models" are just innocent by-standers aka friends, that happened to be at the right place at the right time.

~
Zaniah
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...remember this now 'cos it soon will disappear... [04 Apr 2005|12:55pm]
[ mood | contemplative ]

I wrote this Junior Year in HS. It's one of my favorite works with some editing from the original version. Hope you enjoy it.

ReparationsCollapse )

~

Zaniah

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.... Well I've been holding on tonight .... [08 Mar 2005|10:41am]
[ mood | anxious ]

After much hassle with trying to edit this post to get the poem to look like the original version, I took a picture of the screen and edited that.

Here it is, so enjoy!

The ClimbCollapse )


~
Zaniah

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Attention Reader [07 Mar 2005|01:31pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

It has come to my attention that many people have not seen my artistic side. I've been afraid to delve into that side of my life because most of my life has been "lost in translation". So I've created a forum to expose that side of my personality. That forum shall be _zaniah.

_zaniah shall be the home for my different works. (Photography, prose, poetry, lists, wonderings, crafts, etc etc...) It may not be art, but it is a form of catharsis. Leaving the "normal" world and entering mine. That's why I love self-expression.

I have set a few rules for myself:


  • Don't censor yourself.

  • Explore new ideas.

  • Don't be afraid of what your pieces might evoke in others.

  • Be clear and precise.

  • Be emotive.

  • Enjoy your works for what they are, and not what they could be.

  • Give old works and new works equal attention.


I have also a few requests for you, the reader.

  • Critique my work for its merit. (The use and execution of different elements.)

  • Leave suggestions on how the work could be better.

  • Leave an answer as to "Why" you decided to critique it the way you did.

  • Leave what you liked/disliked about the piece.


Thank you very much for taking the time to read this. I hope you enjoy my works as much as I will enjoy your guidance and encouragement.

Have a wonderful day!

~
The Artist

P.S.- Sing like you think no one's listening.
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