Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Brendan's MIA images

Everyone was your age once... and we made goofy art as well

So Art school is super fun and always a little weird.

It's always important to be humble, and also have a good sense of humor about yourself.

So - to share, this was me at your age. 
Have a good laugh  :)

Recycling Sucks! The History of Creative Reuse: Garth Johnson at TEDx

 Abbi - Freshman year.  Both the dragon ... and those crossed out faces in the back. 

Soph. year, Recycled metal project.... I.e. - EVERYONE wants to make wings at some point

"Shopping" for materials - very dangerous.... slightly stupid.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

2 part cast - with Plaster Embedded gauze

Quick drawing version

So although - i think the Hulk is rad too -
the GREEN = Vaseline
rose = the flesh
white = plaster strips

Unless you REALLY want to loose body hair, Vaseline, Murphy's soap oil or any other serious skin-healthy oil based lubricant is good. 
Apply in the direction of the hair.  Do the opposite, and you got yourself a VERY painful "waxing" -but not in a cool way, in a way that just always finds a way of making you look stupid.

If you want the interior mold to be used as a casting mold - then you need to apply a very FINE "splash coat" of light plaster. The finer the splash coat, the finer the detail. 

A splash coat is when you mix plaster and water to the perfect ratio at right as the moment the catalyst starts (chemical reaction) you splatter a fine coat of plaster down) the plaster embedded gauze is added onto whilst in it.

Not necessary unless the goal is to cast a cast from the cast  - again and again. 
This is harder

1)  Take the plaster embedded gauze and cut them into strips:  3 recommended lengths:
        a) long fat ones for the large spaces in the body (In this case the arms)
        b)  Long half strips (thin) that can extend down the arm and down through thin parts like veins
        c)  Take those long half strips and cut a few of those into half band-aid sized strips etc - for fingers and delicate places

Make sure you are crosshatching the directions again and again.

2. once the cast starts hardening you will feel heat.  That's because it is an exothermic chemical reaction.  It will also increase in weight a touch which if you are doing a straight plaster cast, which often frightens or can even hurt people

3)  Where you see the green, add Vaseline .  Keep the edges clean and re-lay your arm or what ever back into the cast.  Make sure the sides of that first cast are lined with Vaseline so the plaster does not stick to it and you can separate the 2 parts 

4) repeat to the exposed hand what you did to the first side to the skin side.  allow to dry and pull apart.

5)  you now have a cast of 3 sides.  you can cast inside and or use the exterior using plaster and or clay to hold the 2 parts together depending on what you want to do

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sarah Johnson artist # 4
Erin from Imagination kids
Erin is a mom/teacher/toy maker. i love her simplistic but fun wooden toys. the idea behind her toys was to have eco- friendly options for the toys her children played with.

Wooden Toy Rainbow Stacker- Imagination Kids- WaldorfWooden Toy Rainbow Stacker- Imagination Kids- WaldorfWooden Toy Rainbow Stacker- Imagination Kids- WaldorfWooden Whale Push Toy- Waldorf- Eco-friendly-  Toddler funWooden Helicopter Toy - Waldorf Push Toy- Eco FriendlyWooden Helicopter Toy - Waldorf Push Toy- Eco FriendlyWooden Inchworm Push Toy- Waldorf naturalPair of Alpacas- Wooden waldorf llama toy- Valentines kissWoodland Animal Set- Eco Children Friendly Mini Push Toys- Waldorf WoodenWooden Moutain Stacker - Waldorf toy- nature tableWooden Hedgehog Teether- Natural Waldorf Teething ToyPink Flower Wooden Wand Toy- Spring fairy princess Waldorf root children- eco-friendlyWooden Farm Animals- Waldorf Eco Friendly Toy Set-Wooden Dinosaur Toy Set- Waldorf wood dinosWooden Wave Stacker- Waldorf Toy- Ocean- Earth DayWooden Wave Stacker- Waldorf Toy- Ocean- Earth DayWooden Wave Stacker- Waldorf Toy- Ocean- Earth DayWooden Vegtable Play food- Waldorf Eco Children FriendlyWood Toy- Large Wooden Mountain Range Stacker Toy- Waldorf- Nature TableWooden Volcano Stacker- Waldorf Toy- Eco-friendlyAlligator Push Toy-  Wooden Eco Friendly Waldorf CrocodileWooden Cloud Stacker- Waldorf Toy- Eco-friendly