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Hawaii: quilts and tattoos

March 23, 2010

I finally made it to Hawaii!  I’ve wanted to go there (as have so many) for quite some time, and just made it home. One of the visual themes that I kept running into were Hawaiian quilts and tattoos. There’s a lot of history behind both, too. I took a few pics of patterns that I liked, and I might even try.  And, yes, before you ask, several are from the shower curtain!

I also managed to pick up a bit of lumber while I was there, too.  It was in a great little store called Woodshop Gallery & Cafe in Honomu Village near Akaka Falls.  Some mango and curly koa.  Now to figure out what to do with it.

IATSE meets Stained Woods

January 31, 2010

My worlds are colliding.

I believe I’ve mentioned before that I’m a stagehand.  A sister in good standing in IATSE Local 618, Bloomington, IN.  That’s International Alliance for Theatrical Stage Employees.    One of my friends asked if it would be possible to get a Stained Woods version of our logo — or bug, as we call it.  It already looks like one of my star patterns, and thought I’d give it a try.  So, I spent an afternoon doing a quick mock-up, and trying a couple of new techniques.  Overall, I think it was a successful — even though a bit hurried, and therefore sloppier than I’d like — trial run.

More Meme

September 24, 2009

I’ve, finally, started work on the last two items in my meme project.  Or should I say back to work on the meme?  One is the center from the blazing star pattern used on the drum, and the other is me playing with lines and the patterns they make.  Here’s a look at what I’ve been doing.