Vector photo trace 5

November 20, 2006 at 8:24 pm (Artwork)

Vector photo trace 5, originally uploaded by Cathryn’s Gallery.

I thought I’d try another vector trace. I haven’t done this in a few years, so it was difficult to get back into the process. I found that I rushed through it a bit.
I like the loose style that rushing produced, but next time, I think I’d like to be a bit more methodical and produce something a little more polished.

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Vector photo trace

November 12, 2006 at 11:49 pm (Artwork)

Vector photo trace, originally uploaded by Cathryn’s Gallery.

One of the first vector photo tracings I attempted. I’m really happy with the loose treatment I gave it. I didn’t want it to be too realistic, but rather a bit more graphical.

I wasn’t taking many photos back then, so I used a stock image as a reference. I’ll be using my own photgraphy for future ones.

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Soap Making

November 12, 2006 at 11:33 pm (Around the House, Art & Crafts, Gift Ideas)

bathbomb.jpegWent to Lush this weekend and bought a few bath bombs, including the one on the left (Think Pink).  Great service – the sales girl gave a little bath-bomb demo, and free soap sample when we purchased.  I’m really not a bath person – showers are a lot quicker, but that demo had me feeling like those pricey balls of fizz would be worth it.

 I once heard about how easy it was to make them, so I thought I’d do a little internet search…

 Sites with Soap-making recipes, ideas and/or supplies:

Teach Soap: http://www.teachsoap.com/index.html
Bramble Berry : http://www.brambleberry.com/
not martha:  http://www.notmartha.org/tomake/bathbombs.html
http://web.ncf.ca/aj471/BathBombs.html
http://www.chemistrystore.com/Foaming_Bath_Bombs.htm 
http://excellentlivingguide.com/makebathbombs.html
http://excellentlivingguide.com/articles.html#bathbombs

I saw a cute design in one gallery that had them looking like robin’s eggs or little round rocks… made up of a very light blue or grey/purple colour and bits of herbs and glitter mixed in… 

Re: soap, I’m resisting the urge to buy up all the equipment and make myself some awesome clear soaps with cranberry seed and silver glitter suspended in it, smelling like cranberry orange or some yummy holiday scent…

Maybe I’ll check etsy.com first …

 (PS – been a little busy buying and selling our house … not much time for blogging last month …)

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