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Friday, November 28, 2014

I have a Twitter! _COStudios_!

Please check out my twitter to get weekly, daily, (and if I'm workin hard that day, lol, hourly) updates on my etsy shop, my artwork, merchandise I make, my misc craftingness, and other stuff!
(This is a business and crafting twitter account, like this blog is a handmade and crafting account.)

I am also subscribed to science twitters so I will likely share the goodness from those. <333 br="" nbsp=""> Ummm... I also retweet fellow artists, and empowerment opportunities for  people of color. Whoo!


http://twitter.com/_COStudios_


-MNR

Thursday, November 27, 2014

More Pictures of DIY spindles and yarn tools

Hi everyone!
I have more pics to share. Found them on my hard drive.
These spindles are all handmade by me. The heart-shaped blue object was supposed to be a tatting shuttle. It was an experiment that didn't pan out. It can double as a pendant or a thread holder I guess.

Enjoy!

From left to right: 1. chopstick and polymer clay spindle, decent spinner. 2. Dowel and polymer clay triangular spindle, great sport weight single spinner. 3. Polymer clay handled size E crochet hook.


4. I drilled a hole in half  of a wooden yoyo I found, stuck a dowel and a hook in it. It is a decent spinner of fingering and sport weight singles. 5. A terra cotta polymer clay spindle, improvised. It eventually broke. ]= I need to remake it. 6. A printer gear and a chopstick bottom whorl spindle. All three have superwash merino singles on them.

(See above descriptions)


Close up images of this failed tatting shuttle and the ring I tatted on it. Eraser next to it to show the size. 





-MNR

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My new Turkish spindle... ]= leaves something to be desired.

It left a little to be desired.
I got it from knitpicks at ~15USD.

I was having trouble spinning with it. Its not as smooth spinning as the other, more expensive turkish spindles I've tried.
I had to replace the shaft because it wasn't gripping the spindle arms properly. The larger arm kept getting stuck on the yarn.I mean, its OK with some sanding. I sanded the bumps on the underside of the spindle.
 For future reference, if anyone else wants to get a turkish spindle (they are fun to use and safe a lot of work, look them up on google), get one where the arms are smooth, and the spindle shaft fits tightly into the slots.
The shaft in the picture is my tighter fitting chopstick.

Here are some after pictures of the spindle, after I spent some time sanding it with 60 grit sandpaper.


At the moment, its only fast enough to spin some dk weight singles. I have been practicing trying to spin bulkier yarn than sport-weight or dk, so its good for beginners at least, after its been sanded. Here are some images of the spindle after it had been sanded, with my handwashed and hand carded romney fleece.










The cat... his name is Tiger. He didn't want to move so... I guess he's in the picture. The other two bottom whorl spindles are of polymer clay w/ chopstick shaft, and the other is a toy wooden wheel with a dowel shaft. Both handmade by me.

-MNR

Two new pairs of earrings on Etsy, check them out!

Hi hi everyone.
I've added two new listings on Etsy, please do check them out, earrings make great gifts and stocking stuffers for friends, family and coworkers. <3 p="">






-MNR

Commission Me: Infographic

Hi everyone!

In addition to the price list here, I have a handy infographic, in case you wanted a quick cheat sheet guide to my prices!
Thank you for checking out this post!



-MNR

Friday, November 14, 2014

6 inch and 12 inch HDC mitered granny square



This is design one in a series of standard filler afghan squares for charity or personal projects.
gauge of 4 hdc = 1"
I used acrylic worsted weight yarn, 4 ply/ 10 ply, mainly scraps.

G or H hook, depending on how tightly/loosely you crochet.



  1. Use the magic loop technique or using a G or H hook chain 4, join in a loop and chain 3 stitches.
  2. Make 2 hdc in loop, ch 2, (3 hdc, ch 2)x3, slip stitch in the top of beginning ch 3.
  3. Ch 3, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in space, ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc in next 2 stitches, hdc on the ch 3 from last round, ch 3, turn.
  4. Hdc in next 5 sts, 2 hdc in next space, ch 2, 2 hdc, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc on the ch 3 from the last round.
  5. Continue in this manner for 25 rounds, or until square measures 12". If it doesn't quite measure 12 inches, add one more row: sc across in each stitch till the ch 2, in the ch 2, 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc, sc in each remaining stitch till the end of the row.
  6. Fasten off.



-MNR

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I am open for art commissions!

This is cross posted from tumblr. Here is the original link.

http://murasakinoryuu.tumblr.com/post/102310841569/commission-prices-full-list-with-examples

Hi everyone, I'm trying to sell commissions to begin supporting myself as an artist. I would really appreciate if you would share this post, or consider getting a commission yourself! Thank you for checking this out!

My artwork is here, but of course, I will continue posting my artwork for you to see on this blog.


-MNR

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All prices in USD

*Each additional person adds X to the cost.

Sketches (Digital or Pencil)
bust: 8 (+5)* http://murasaki-no-ryuu.deviantart.com/art/Oz-217353854
waist: 12 (+10)*
full: 16 (+15)* http://murasaki-no-ryuu.deviantart.com/art/Misstori-491619688
http://calienteokami.com/portfolio/mongolwarriorwoman.png

Markers/colored pencils (full color)
bust: 12 (+5)*
waist: 18 (+10)*
full: 24 (+15)*


Digital (full color)
bust: 15 (+5)* http://murasaki-no-ryuu.deviantart.com/art/Triumphursula-439569029
waist: 22 (+10)* http://murasaki-no-ryuu.deviantart.com/art/Ametarosweeping-478521834
full: 28 (+15)* http://murasaki-no-ryuu.deviantart.com/art/Lolita-posing-439567495


Chibi (full body)
Monochrome/Grayscale/sketchy: 10 (+5)*
Full color: 15 (+10)* http://murasaki-no-ryuu.deviantart.com/art/Littleschoolgirl-In-Blue-439542798

What you will get:
OR 300 dpi, digital, 8x10 max.
9x12 max size, scanned. To speak of owning the original, message me.
I ship worldwide, buyer pays shipping (for originals).


Payment:
Payment in full upfront. I take paypal and cheques. If not paid within 48 hours, your name is removed from the list.
Send commission requests to my gmail account, calienteokami@gmail.com. Please mention something about "Commission request" in the title. We can discuss particulars over gmail, thanks.

I do:
characters, portraits of real people,, rpg characters, original characters, couples, animals, softcore porn, nudity.
I don't do:
Rape, bestiality, groups over 5 people.

Please, if its a specific character or person, add a small paragraph of description, and if its a full body portrait, please describe a pose or activity for the character to be taking.
Include: Reference, Personality, type of commission from list above, any other pertinent details.

Terms:
I retain the rights to post in my gallery and use as examples.
The commissioner gets 3 revisions per image, after that, $10 per additional revision.
I have the right to refuse any commission.
Depending on what is requested, it may take between one week and a month to finish.

Monday, November 3, 2014

cloud girl wip


Just a WIP. Using this post as a  link to show folk.

Not sure where to go next with this.

Edit: Update.



-MNR