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|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 28 November 2007 - 05:50 PM|
|Show us your artistic images here. Photos, drawings, paintings, whatever.|
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 1 February 2008 - 01:37 PM|
|Posted by: MacBeth 1 February 2008 - 05:57 PM|
|Posted by: MacGyverGrrl 1 February 2008 - 06:47 PM|
| Nice photo. Gallery quality shot. When I worked in the art gallery, this was the type of photo that drew people in.
Where was it taken? What kind of camera did you use?
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 1 February 2008 - 06:55 PM|
| Was taken on one of our hikes up the mountain.. well actually up the stream, up the mountain.
Was taken with the http://www.macgyveronline.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2623&view=findpost&p=33474.
It's slightly out of focus becasue I was kinda perched on a big log to get the angle. One day we'll be back in that area and I'll take a better focused picture.
|Posted by: MacGyverGrrl 1 February 2008 - 08:00 PM|
|Ah yes, now I remember. Good solution.|
|Posted by: MacsChick 1 February 2008 - 08:05 PM|
| My grandmother used to take pictures of that quality. She used to sell them, and I always thought she should try to contribute to National Geographic. Her house was filled with amazing photos from around the world, and their clarity and attention to small details was absolutely stunning. Some people think it is easy to take pictures, that there is no art behind it, but really, in photos like yours and my grandmother's, it takes a practiced eye to know what to focus on and leave a stamp of the photographer's personality on it, much like a signature. My grandmother went so far as to never abandon her darkroom for the digital camera--she believed it cheapened her art.
Anyway, babbling along...
Excellent work! It looks so lush and wet that I could plunge into it right now!
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 1 February 2008 - 08:28 PM|
| I think this one was taken around the same spot. Not as artistic as the first shot, but still quite a nice relaxing photo.
|Posted by: MacsChick 2 February 2008 - 08:10 PM|
|That's lovely, too!|
|Posted by: MacGyverGrrl 2 February 2008 - 10:52 PM|
| Well I'm finally posting pics of some of my jewelry designs. Several people have asked to see my work and I finally have some good pictures to post.
Hope you all enjoy..........
|Posted by: MacsChick 2 February 2008 - 11:52 PM|
|Those are amazing! You have an incredible talent!|
|Posted by: MacGyverGrrl 3 February 2008 - 12:30 AM|
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 3 February 2008 - 01:35 AM|
| What? No SAKs?? WTH?
no.. seriously... thats some pretty kewl stuff!
|Posted by: Amy 3 February 2008 - 03:44 AM|
|Nice pictures Rock! And cool jewelry Grrl...I love silver and anything in shades of green and blue. This is a cool thread...hope to find time to post in it soon!|
|Posted by: MacNymph 3 February 2008 - 07:13 AM|
Okay.. that would look really good on me down at Atlantis.
How much does something like that go for?
|Posted by: MacGyverGrrl 3 February 2008 - 11:47 AM|
| Nymphy, it would look fabulous on you at Atlantis........it is a Carribiean Dreams necklace.
I had it listed for $350 last year at the Arts Festival. If you are seriously interested, PM me. We can work a deal.
Thanks guys, so glad you like my work. I'll post some new designs when I have them worked out.
|Posted by: MacBeth 4 February 2008 - 10:39 PM|
Please do! I look forward to it!
|Posted by: Amy 21 May 2008 - 06:03 AM|
| My artistic flair lately has been in sculpting and painting on action figures...lol. I've still got a MacGyver in progress, but I wanted to show off this one, which is not related at all the MacGyver. I figure there are enough fans around here to appreciate it.
Meet Indiana Jones...
This is the mock up and how the figure looked to begin with:
And here's a work in progress pic, showing the sculpting I did and most of the painting done.
You must excuse the weird pose...his joints are curing! My plan: Finish him in time for the movie premiere...which is TOMORROW! ACK!
|Posted by: Astra 21 May 2008 - 07:10 AM|
| Amy, this is just wonderful! You have done one helluva job with the sculpting! I love the cuff and the collar, and especially the rip in the shirt (but wasn't his whole sleeve missing in the first movie? *hint hint* )
Well, maybe I should show around my re-painted Stargate desert figures as well:
Right from the beginning when I first laid eyes onto the pictures of the new desert figures, I didn't like the green splotches. So, all the time I said, I want to repaint them. Which I did.
In addition to that, Daniel has the wrong sleeves at his uniform, so I painted the cuffs of him green, so that it looks more like the other jacket. I also gave Jack silver hair instead of the brown one.
|Posted by: Lothithil 21 May 2008 - 08:37 AM|
| Astra, that camo paint-job is awesome!
Nice toys! (((Astra, Amy, Grrl)))
|Posted by: Amy 22 May 2008 - 12:39 PM|
| Astra! Glad you posted these. You did an amazing job on that camo. Compared to what you did, the before figures look like a child blotted the camo on. Super job!
I wanted to update my earlier post because Indy is done! I won't get to see the movie till Saturday, but my figure just squeaked by to get done for the release day!
I had a hard time choosing just few pics to show because I took tons, so here's a link to the album if you really wanna see more finished pics and also how he evolved: http://s168.photobucket.com/albums/u164/MacGyvers_Album/GI%20Joe%20Customs/Indiana%20Jones/
|Posted by: Astra 22 May 2008 - 01:09 PM|
| Can you spell A-W-E-S-O-M-E ??? I'm speechless. I'm beyond speechless, actually, because when seeing the figure how it was to begin with - one needs a great imagination for seeing Indy in there! *rushing over to the album, now*
I will get to see the movie at Tuesday, when it is cheaper. Can't wait.
And no, Lothithil, please don't tell them that one week ago I was no Indy-fan yet, at all *hides*
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 22 May 2008 - 01:58 PM|
| WOW! That is awesome.
Love the jacket
|Posted by: Lothithil 22 May 2008 - 03:21 PM|
| Astra, your secret is safe with me!
Amazing job, Amy! I can almost smell the leather and hear the whip crackin'! lol!
... You even got the scar on his chin!! *joyful fangirl squeeing*
|Posted by: MacsChick 22 May 2008 - 05:35 PM|
|Hmm...what is it about guys with scars on their chins? (Thinks of the one RDA's as well)...|
|Posted by: Astra 22 May 2008 - 10:38 PM|
|I hadn't even noticed the scar so far! That looks spot on, Amy! Shame over me!|
|Posted by: Amy 23 May 2008 - 03:08 AM|
See...that there...is why I did this. Just cuz I KNEW Lothy would *sqee* for me! (((Lothy)))
I had to have the scar...it was one of the first features I put on him. I almost left the scruffy stuff off his face because I wasn't sure I could make it look right, and I didn't want to cover the scar. Turns out the scruff accents the scar nicely.
Oh...and Astra...you were certainly right earlier about the sleeve being completely gone in the movie (pretty good for a not-yet-fan!). I had to at least cover his shoulder because of the way the shoulder was made.
Thanks a bunch guys! I'm more proud of this one than any I've done so far. Even MacGyver. But he'll be soon getting his tweaks.
|Posted by: MacGyverGrrl 23 May 2008 - 06:41 PM|
| Fab work, Amy and Astra. And if you love Indy, you'll enjoy the movie. I saw it last night . And that's all I'm saying, don't want to give away any secrets. You'll have more fun experiencing them yourselves.
I will say, Harrison is as hot as ever!
|Posted by: trtlsoup 23 May 2008 - 07:59 PM|
...and I can't wait to see the movie! We're going tomorrow.
And Grrl... LOVE the jewelry! I'm a sucker for silver and stone. They are beautiful! Especially the necklace.
I used to make jewelry (back in the day when chunky wood and stone peices were in fashion.) It was fun...
|Posted by: MacGyverGrrl 23 May 2008 - 09:56 PM|
| Thanks Trtl. I have a couple of new projects in the works and if I get them finished before I go to Scotland, I will post pictures them here. I love jewelry design. There is something so satisfying about taking individual pieces and bringing them together in a united whole. I find it very soothing mentally, especially when I'm weaving chain, the repeating pattern, the smooth feel of the rings in my hands and the slinky completed chain just really make me feel good about my creations.
It also doesn't hurt that I have recently gotten a lot of recognition for my work. I was in New York city last week for job training and a half block from the hotel where I was staying is an art gallery. I went in exploring one day and wearing one of the chains I made. Long story short, a gallery rep has invited me to submit samples of my work for consideration and inclusion in the gallery. How cool is that? I might be selling my work in an art gallery in New York City soon.
|Posted by: Astra 23 May 2008 - 11:59 PM|
Oh my God! That is indeed cool! Congratulations!
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 24 May 2008 - 02:14 PM|
| Yeah that's very kewl!
|Posted by: MacGyverGrrl 24 May 2008 - 07:09 PM|
| Thanks guys. Its only taken 19 years, but maybe this jewelry gig is finally going to start paying some bigger dividends.
I'm just pumped that they think my work is good enough to be included in their gallery. If I get in, then I might just have to go for a booth at the Utah Arts Festival (the big 4 day one) next year. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
|Posted by: MacsChick 24 May 2008 - 08:08 PM|
|Please do! This is exciting news! I'm happy for you!|
|Posted by: ghostdoll 25 May 2008 - 03:49 AM|
Those are my FAVS!!!
Ooooooooh, a Carribiean Dreams necklace. Hah! I live in Puerto Rico! That's the place where it should be! XD The moment I saw it I had this flashback of the sea... so dreamy and refreshing. *sigh*
Lovely designs. I love the way you "braided" the chains. Is beautiful.
|Posted by: Amy 26 May 2008 - 03:15 AM|
|Awesome Grrl! That would so rock!|
|Posted by: Astra 29 January 2009 - 12:21 PM|
| I wanted to show how I use ordinary things in different ways.
So, this is the inside of a "Surprise Egg". You know these? Chocolate egg with a little toy inside?
I thought the round yellow plastic would make a perfect lamp for my K.I.T.T. model:
(Sorry, the shot is a bit blurry). Of course I also made the lamps so that they can be turned in and out. Here is the rest of the model, only made out of plywood, cardboard and some plasticine.
Of course also the doors and roof top can be opened, and I made the little screens that way so that I can put different pictures into them. You also can turn the wheel and move the gear shift. The seats are just a bit of paper surrounded with wool, and when I figured I could not put them directly onto the bottom or there would be no room for legs I used part of a cork, which you can't see in the pictures.
The axes of the car are made from spokes of a bicycle. The tires are from an old toy car of my brother, but all the rest I did myself. I sawed the plywood, I painted all the little digital displays. And the licence plate is actually a gum sticker that were around at the time, which happened to be the perfect size. I found it at a table in school, but the right down corner was missing, so if you look closely you can see where I painted the rest to match.
And the side mirrors even have little mirror foil in them, another thing that happened to be left over from the things in a surprise egg. I don't know anymore what kind of plastic I used for the windows and windshield, but it may be from the wrapping of a praline box or something.
So, basically, since I was a child, I collected all kind of things, with the intention of "one day I might have a use for it". At other times I look at something and immediately have an idea how to use it.
PS: I even made myself a little Michael to go with it, but believe me, you don't want to see him, poor guy is still naked after what, 15 years. Never got around to make him a little leather jacket as I intended to.
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 29 January 2009 - 01:29 PM|
| Hey thats pretty kewl.
|Posted by: Amy 26 February 2009 - 05:09 AM|
|Glad you hsowed KITT off too, Astra! Your ingenuity amazes me.|
|Posted by: AmigaDeVenezuela 19 December 2018 - 07:25 PM|
| Homemade Christmas ornaments. I made them for my cats so that will not destroy my good ornaments.
|Posted by: AmigaDeVenezuela 19 December 2018 - 07:31 PM|
|I make quilts. This is my favorite one. It took awhile. I was feeling ambitious. 2 months later it was done.|