I have had this idea for a while now. Unlike most previous items, this time I actually started with a design in mind. The idea was simple: since my hair looks like an abandoned lawn when I wear a visor, why not just make a practical joke on myself?
Enough talking. Meet the plain visor.
Just some initial proof-of-concept:
Of course, it didn’t really prove anything, but I went ahead anyway cuz I didn’t expect it to prove anything in the first place.
About 1 hour later, I entered the I-think-I-messed-up zone that I usually go through by messing things up more:
But it looks really messed up this time; it’s more like some drunk kid trying to do graffiti than any sort of conceivable grass.
Another hour and lots more paint later:
I think it’s an acceptable rescue! I also incorporated my signature into the design for the first time:
And now I can happily wear this visor to make fun of my own messy hair:
I can’t believe I did not include this video earlier, when I made the ultra awesome ninja sword last March for a mysterious ninja friend, who not-so-stylishly slashed around during our last SCI Team meeting.
Oh yes, this was made waaay back, when I was still living in Fairview and had my old laptop.
The basic story: a friend on SCI Team is pathologically fond of anything Ninja. So I dared her: if I made her a ninja sword, she’ll dress up as a ninja at our last meeting. It was on April 1st, 2008.
So a ninja sword I made.
This thing took me about 2 hours. Why no decoration?
1) The only material I had was a discarded piece of cardboard I found in the unit, some tape, a stapler, and a knife. I didn’t even have scissors.
2) It was April. I was in school. Add those up, and you will be amazed I had time to do anything other than studying.
So there you go! Thought I would include this for completion, so that the “crafts” section of this blog isn’t all about painting random things.
It’s been a long time since the last update of this series. For the fans of my doodles, I hope you will enjoy this new installment. For everyone else, I invite you to waste a few minutes of your time anyway.
This hat was drawn last night when I decided to throw out my old tooth brush and thought to myself: “hey, this could be a cool addition to my painting tools.”
As usual, I had no idea what I was going to do, so I went ahead happily.
The toothbrush proved to be an interesting tool indeed. It can scratch, brush, and spray paint droplets everywhere (probably with some inhaled toxic aerosols)
So a while later, the hat looked like this.
This is when I knew what I was going to do with this hat.
Maybe you can figure out what I decided to do from the above picture?
Need a hint? I named this the “Road Trip Hat”.
It’s been a while since I finished this hat. In fact, I had to go back to the digital date on my picture to figure out when I made it: October 8th.
Originally, the hat has a milky white top and a denim brim. So I figured if I could put some blue and black color on it, it would go nicely with my jeans and stuff.
And I haven’t finger painted for an uncountable number of years.
I made a print on the other side. Now I’m just rubbing the extra paint on my hand off on the other side of the hat. Design in mind? No, I just didn’t want to waste the paint.
So now it looked like this.
For a moment there I thought I screwed up. What the hell is this? Someone photocopied his… face?
But like everything else I do, I know I just gotta keep going. I just might turn this back…
Why put rain drops? Somewhere between the above picture and the one below, I decided a rain hat felt right. You know, in preparation for Vancouver’s winter. Perfect for the rain, and you’ll be a crazy rebel in the sun. Sweet!
That’s the whole show!
This hat had raised mixed reactions. A girl in class asked me: “Did you make that hat?”
I was feeling pretty proud of myself before she said: “Yeah, it looks homemade.”
I guess you can’t buy individualism from a store.
要跟我領這個獎恐怕還不容易, 因為我要感謝的人很多 😄
This is my first painting at Gage, done on a tie.
Please note the ice-cream bucket that is my paint holder. And the bottle with its top chopped off that is my water holder.
Anyway, this time I worked on a silk tie that cost $2 CDN.
1 hour later:
Practical use: High.
Scheduled debut: Club Days @ UBC RC booth.
This will make me so hyper during Club Days…… XDDD
天藍底白字的註解, 上面寫著: “我也不知道這樣一個盒子可以裝什麼…剪碎的ex照片?” 😄
製作日期: Aug 28, 2008
最終歸屬: 還在我桌上, 不敢送人