//Art Li and Stuff: August 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Crafting: Single crochet stitch projects

Just a little update on my single crochet stitch projects.  The photo below is what one of my projects currently look like. :) Looking good (except for the fact that it looks like its turning into a triangle. lol)

I don't count my stitches so I highly doubt that this is even in height.
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And the one below is a little purse I made last week :)

Still working on the closure
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Stacked up for the week :)
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Now, I feel like my day isn't complete without crocheting anything. (-_-)

Crafting: The tunisien stitch

Learned a new stitch last week :) The tunisien stitch. I got Susan Bates' afghan crochet hook (a.k.a. Crochet Tunisien) and started to learn the stitch with this easy to follow tutorial. :)

The yarn keep on curling like this.
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Yay! I think I'm now officially hooked! I hope I'd be able to squeeze in a tunisien project with my busy schedule (-_-)
If there's a will, there's a way :)

♫  " Why does it rain, rain, rain down on Utopia?
Why does it hurt to kill the ideal of who we are?   ♫ 
~ Utopia - Within Temptation

Friday, August 9, 2013

Crafting: The single crochet stitch

I figured I couldn't move on with learning the double crochet stitch without mastering the single crochet stitch first. What can I say, I'm a perfectionist. ( ̄ー ̄) Last week I made an almost perfect rectangle. My plan was actually to make a phone case that failed yet again. The edges turned out like the one below. (-_-)

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Not really what I had expected. XD But then again, constant practice makes perfect. Just when I thought I would never get it right. Voila! I finally got it! Here's a sneak peak at my current crochet project =)

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Looking good. =) I was also able to learn how to stitch up two separate yarns :) Can't wait to finish up this one. XD

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I'll try to learn another stitch this week. Hopefully I'd be able to finish this by then too. :)

♫  " I can't see, cause its burning deep inside.. 
Like gasoline, a fire running wild..
No more fear 'cause I'm getting closer now..
So unreal.. but I like it anyhow..    ♫ 

~ Faster - Within Temptation

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Artwork Daily: Vector Portrait Complete :)

I was not able to post this a little sooner because I'm having some technical difficulties such as slow Internet these past few days. Anyways here it is, my latest vector art.

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Here are some screenshots of the details

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Me like it very much :)
Reference Photo

♫  " Why can't you see what we have.. Let the fire burn the ice..
Where's the love we once had? Is it all a lie?..   ♫ 
~ Fire and Ice - Within Temptation

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A little sneak peek of Taal Volcano

Today, my sweetness and I went to Nasugbu, Batangas. I didn't really think it was that far since my mom lives in Balagtas, Batangas. Little did I know that its very far, by definition of "far", a 3-hour bus ride from Q.C.
I totally forgot to take a peek at how large Batangas is. So, we were actually on our way to visit a friend of my sweetness and check out her super duper cute little pug named Chuck =)
To tell you the truth when I saw him, I wanted to take him home :) 

On our way there, there's the usual traffic in Pasay and the nightmare began when we reached Bacoor, Cavite. I know Cavite, I mean I've never been there before today but an office mate of mine who lived there said there's the "usual" traffic even on weekends.  Forget about the traffic as it wasn't the nightmare that I was talking about.  The bus driver stopped in Bacoor to check on its engine and went back inside to give out some bad news, the engine broke down. So we waited for what seemed to be the longest 40 mins. I've ever waited for a freakin' bus for the transfer.

Taal Lake | Taal Volcano
This was taken around 6pm and it was raining which explains the foggy surroundings and the lack of sunlight
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Enough talk about the hassle bus ride as it was not really the highlights of this post.  I wanted to share a little sneak peek my sweetness and I had of the Taal Volcano. I can't stop staring at the Taal lake as the bus pass by on our way to Nasugubu, and when we went back we finally had a better view of the famous Volcano. Its very far away from this photo as this was taken while we're on the bus.  The view is really fascinating, fascinating to the point that I wanted to get off the bus and just savor the majestic view of this place.  Too bad it was already late when we went home so we can't really do that. Next time, definitely =)
Now I can't stop thinking about going back. T.T In time, my sweetness and I will.

This definitely made my bucket list of places to see  (´∇ノ`*)ノ

♫  " Adonai will see.. Only you will I adore.. 
Glorify my lord.. Only you will I serve.. 
For the world will fade away.. Still my song to you remains..
Only you will I adore.. " ♫ 
~ Adonai - Hillsong

Friday, August 2, 2013

Ba ba ba ba ba na na

I know the Minion fever last month has long past gone but I just can't help it! I can't get the banana potato song out of my head! Haha I'm adult and I know I shouldn't be enticed by these things but what can I say? It sucks to be an adult some times, making me miss of my days when I was still a kid. >.<

Tim Giggling
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♫  " Ba ba ba ba ba na na.. Ba ba ba ba ba na na.. 
Banana.. Potato na... " ♫ 
~ Banana Potato Song - Minions

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Artwork Daily: [WIP] Vector Portrait Update

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Its August people! Only a few months away from the most awaited season of the year =)  The rain is starting to pour these past few days and the wind is starting to get a little colder every night. Yup, I can definitely feel the Christmas season on its way. Haha Too early, I know but that's how I feel right now.

Just an update on my latest vector art. As you can read in the title of this post, it is named "Vector Portrait". Well, that's just temporary as I haven't thought about what to name this masterpiece yet. ^^

I may have been a bit carried away with the hair. Too many strands I think? Or just about right.  I was able to finish up the center part of the flower on the hair, something that I had a hard time doing. So far, so good. I like how the shadows on the face turned out. I'm having a bit of a problem with the shadows in the hand though. Man that's tough to create even with the photo placed underneath acting as a guideline.

Here's a closer look:

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 I will be busy tomorrow so I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to finish this but I'm hoping I could.  Have a good one guys =)

♫  " 'Cause your soul is on fire.. A shot in the dark...
What did they aim for when they missed your heart?... ♫ 
~ Shot in the dark - Within Temptation