I completely agree. Your seam ripper is your best friend. 11 months ago
i’m 99.999999% sure about it 11 months ago
How I did it: my mom hennas her hair all the time, we shop at our local turkish grocery store like its costco. i wanted to dye my hair but my mom wouldnt let me, since henna is "natural" that was acceptable. unfortunately my hair is so dark that only a maroonish tint was added to my hair. after a couple of washes it faded out completely i was disappointed Read how I did it… 3 years ago
I’ve found the key is, to make your work what you love. Now that I go to art school, even tho it kills me, at the end of the day I wouldn’t want to do anything or be anywhere else.
In addition I’ve created a website and began selling the items that I make on it to help me pay for college
It’s tricky but we all find where we belong eventually. 23 months ago
In my spring semester of college my narrative class required that I create a full-book narrative. If you listen to the strokes the title of my book is familiar to you, and it should be. I was inspired by a series of events that that occurred in the beginning of the school year when I lost what could have been one of the most important people in my life. The book isn’t exactly conventional it’s more of an art piece. The pages are coffee stained diner napkins (yes there’s a reason for all of this) and I drew on them with ink. So I did it, not only did I illustrate the entire book but I wrote a cynical dr suess esq story line. 4 months later I was finished and proud. I would upload a picture but it’s currently on display (:
Writing the book was a whole jumble of emotions but it’s worth it. If you want to do this goal go for it. Make the time and really go for it. 23 months ago
I got the leather jacket! Now it’s on to the next two! 23 months ago
I moved to Manhattan and let’s face it you can’t walk everywhere. When it’s downpouring I’m not walking 50 blocks to get to a museum for class. Little by little I would google how to get somewhere before I would go and then I began memorizing the subway stops and which train goes where. It’s kind of like how when people throw kids into the pool to learn how to swim, which is horrible, but still you are forced to do something about it. 23 months ago
You may want to start practicing by just sewing straight lines first on a scrap fabric so you get the hang of the machine. A tip for when you start making clothes, patterns can be kind of confusing. What I did was I took apart some of my old clothes or things I found from thrift shops and traced those pieces on tracing paper and used them as patterns. It skips past the pattern making process (which is annoying to learn at first) and everything is already in your size, plus you know how it should look in the end. Then you can add and elaborate on the basic patterns you have.
I hope I help and don’t sound prentious..
Good luck! 23 months ago
It’s really small but I’m so excited! I opened a website! It’s http://www.elaerdogan.bigcartel.com
It doesn’t seem like much but I finally have a place to share the things I make with the world and I honestly couldn’t be happier about it. I feel like I’m going in the right direction. It just makes me proud to see it and see others enjoying it. 23 months ago