A bold piece, fairly weighty and approx four inches long. Adjustable wings on moveable gears can be extended or retraced to nestle against vintage clock and watch parts hand selected and set against filigree background. Stones are swarovski crystals, ribbon binding is sized to order and fastened with vintage style toggle and loop.
I've had my eye on these base pocket watches for awhile now, and I finally bought one!! I placed each broken watch piece carefully in the back(there were a lot of pieces) and then painted a dragonfly charm a gold color, and placed it inside. Took several hours, but was totally worth it! Sold it for $40 If you like to order one, please let me know!
Here's the true story of what happened: I was working in my studio one day in March and I got the Blue Screen of Death. So while my hard drive rebuilt, I laid down on my studio sofa and took a nap. In my dream, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the image of Cthulhu driving this poor corseted damsel insane with temptation of pie. Being a woman - that particular torture is very close to me. When I awoke the image hadn't left and I was compelled to sketch it out... thinking that it would turn out like crap and I could put it aside - but it didn't. It was beautiful. So then I sat down to do a color study, thinking that the sickly-otherworldy-green would ruin the piece - but it didn't. Two weeks later she was does - and I hadn't worked on any other projects at all - including the client piece I had been working on when my computer crashed originally. She was a standalone for a long time, until I kept getting requests for others like her. Cupcake came along in 2011, the Ice Cream Cthulhu Triptych came in 2012, and Cookie was finally completed in January of 2013. You see - it's not about the sexual enticement at all (except of the viewer) - it's about the specific horror women feel about the terrible balance between the pleasures gained from beauty and from dessert.
MODEL: Roxanna Hire PLATFORM: PC and Mac TOOLS: Two Wacom tablets (Intuos 3 and Cintiq 21UX) PROGRAM: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator EFFECTS: I don't use any 'effects', but there are simple strokes and Brush strokes, gradients and gradient meshes, and many many objects with varying transparency settings.
Goddess of Fine Dining - for the Buford Highway Farmer's Market (a world famous gourmet grocer) in Atlanta, GA.
MODEL: Meghan Perkins PLATFORM: PC and Mac TOOLS: Two Wacom tablets (Intuos 3 and Cintiq 21UX) PROGRAM: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop EFFECTS: I don't use any 'effects'. In Illustrator I use simple strokes and Brush strokes, gradients and gradient meshes, and many many objects with varying transparency settings. In Photoshop I paint, often using the semi-transparent settings and glaze in the traditional neo-classic technique.
So I took apart an old cassette and used the tape inside as ribbon on all my Christmas Gifts.
Then I got the idea to make this using the old carcass of the cassette. I gojoed it, gave it a hammered metallic finish, added some patina... I took four old gears and stuck them in there in place of the tape reel, and added a chain where there once was tape. I made this label using some various free photoshop brushes, then printed it on parchment paper and aged it a little bit before gluing it on. I also screwed a picture hanger on the back. Now I got a little mini wall sculpture. Yay.
RIP Simon & Garfunkle, arise Steampunk Playlist.
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Mantid is a unique recycled watch parts creature inspired by Preying Mantises and Spiders.
He was created with a variety of watch parts including watch strap springs, winding stems, watch plates, gears, silver watch face wings, and a blue Christmas tree light which makes up his tail. His blue eye is a winding stem knob, his other eye a watch balance bridge.
Mantid is soldered together using silver bearing, lead free solder. No glue was used in the creation of this piece.
Dimensions: 36mm wide, 57mm tip to tail, 51mm tall He comes with a 3" by 4" glass dome with walnut base for display. He is extremely fragile and should be handled sparingly and very gently, and is most definitely not a toy.
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MODEL: Meghan Perkins PLATFORM: PC and Mac TOOLS: Two Wacom tablets (Intuos 3 and Cintiq 21UX) PROGRAM: Adobe Illustrator EFFECTS: I don't use any 'effects', but there are simple strokes and Brush strokes, gradients and gradient meshes, and many many objects with varying transparency settings. EXTRA: Antiqued paper created by hand, scanned then applied in Photoshop.