Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Yep, got rollin' on these panels during various bouts of Turkey-itis. Just a little cleanup work and these will be ready for messenger bags and clutch purses. Tried out a 'new' style for me after reviewing some Von Franco and SHAG work, OBVIOUS influences there. I'm really stoked about the purple tiki, that one came out so good. Toot Toot my own horn. That is going to make a stellar bag for a very fancy lady. I think I like this one better than the Toro Tiki.....yeah, I DO like this one a lot.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
yep, it's done, did some green stripes around the orange flames, bolted it down to the black frame with some nice stainless steel bolts (it will be outside after all) and there it sits, even weathered it's first Northwestern 60+mph windstorm on the back deck. While our fence was being blown over, the bench sat there quite comfortably.
I started in striping to take my mind off stuff, that really didn't happen, but this is the result of just not paying much attention to what you're doing. Finally figured it was time to stripe my 'striping' box, a classic metal Craftsman black tool box. I had put the stickers on when I first got it a few years ago. Time to add some lines.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Well, I've been looking for a vintage motorcycle jacket, found this one at a local shop, but once I'm on the bike it's a little to small. So, I was waiting for some design ideas and remembered seeing some Evel Kenievel type stunt rider with a skeleton style leather suit. So, I took that idea and just did the arm bones, but added the grey barbed wire woven though them. Added the skull and spiderweb on the front then waited for another design idea for the back. I wanted room for the future owner to add a back patch if they wanted, but if not, then the design would stand alone. Pretty darn pleased with this one. Wish I could keep it, but there's another one out there......this one will also got to FuFu's ETSY Store.
Got this helmet for my 40th B-day, it's been sitting around (I'm not into 'skid lids'), so figured I would dress it up a bit. The purple might not sure up to well in the photos, but it's actually pretty nice blended in with the red and orange. Might even put this one on FuFu LeDuex's ETSY Store or ebay and see what happens.
Friday, November 2, 2007
While I was working the clutch purse, my Boeri snowboard helmet looked like it could use some help. So, laid on the white stripes, with the White Stripes playing, mixed up a dirty green and surrounded the Deep Cove and Pay Up Sucker stickers. Come on Mt Baker!!! Bring us some magic this year!!!! Just need to finish the liner for "Blew By You" and pad that helmet.
Finally back from 'island time' and back into the brushes. Still working with the Persnickety folks and they've been ultra-supportive and great to work with in designs and ideas. This one is a start on one of their clutch purses. Hope to have some ready by Christmas, but on 'special order' only.