Today I have been messing with journal coding and after a long time of tweaking things, I came up with this
There is still a lot of work to be done, but for right now I am pretty pleased with how it looks. I made an etch a sketch background just for this!
But you are probably not reading this to hear about my journal skin, you're probably interested in hearing about my progress on the grant
This weekend, I bought so many etch a sketches! Look at them!
Aren't they gorgeous?
You might be asking, "Why, Jane, did you purchase so many etch a sketches? And why didn't you just order them online?" (by the way, if you didn't know, my name is Jane. (PikaJANE...get it? ha ha ha!)
First, I bought the etch a sketches for the skeleton piece I want to start ASAP. I am currently shopping online for a life-size skeleton.
Secondly, I would have ordered them online, but there are two concerns. Shipping could have made it more costly than purchasing etch a sketches in stores, and every etch a sketch is a little bit different. I like to test them out to make sure they work well before I commit to buying and using them for art. Regretfully, I have had my share of bad experiences with etch a sketches that just have bad mechanics.
Here's a relatively blurry photo to show the size difference between the etch a sketches I just bought (classic size) vs the size I use with most of the etch a sketch art in my gallery (pocket size):
notice those two pocket etches? Those are both pieces that I have uploaded here.
I removed the stickers on them and they have been completely preserved, meaning that they are ready to display and sell! I intend on both of these pieces being a part of the series I am working on for the grant.
I'm excited to purchase a skeleton so wheels can start spinning. I'll be sure to keep you updated on progress with many photos, as well as (perhaps!) a video or two, because I like to spoil you guys as much as you have spoiled me.
Oh dear, I seem to be rambling. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!