Some Plans and Projects

I have no idea what order I will be doing these in. Some are probably going to find their way to my etsy shop, others are just for the hell of it. But basically here are some projects I’ve been pondering over and need to get organized in order to actually get them to stop fighting over mind space and work on them.

img008Wings: I’m back to experimenting with glitter. I’m currently working on a more traditional butterfly set, and have a couple more sketched out. These got bumped to the front of the wing projects cue due to demand. But this isn’t all I want to do with these wing projects. I have some plans to make some paintings using the wings as canvas; especially a series of myth based sets. These will still be wearable, as all the wings I make are, but will be mainly created as wall pieces.

Story Cards: My writing recently has come to a near screeching halt (as anyone who follows my Subsequent Remnants blog has seen). I’ve been trying to hash out some world building in hopes of inspiration, but inspiration for a project that may help came instead. I’m going to make a set of storytelling cards, complete with plot jumpstarts, locations, people, characterists, creatures, times, and actions. Using a technique my business partner and I used to create a henna tattoo examples display sign, I will also be making a cloth playing board for them (you gotta love iron on transfers). If this turns out well, I may offer this on the shop, but mainly this project is for me. Shuffle the decks, pull out a set and go. I plan on making character building, worldbuilding, plot building ect… decks.

Picture 001 resizedHenna Paintings: I’ve taken a bit of a break off this series (there are several that I haven’t photographed yet sorry), but I have some idea sketches stashed away. I just don’t want to get burned out on henna so early in the summer since we are doing two farmer’s markets this year, and possibly more events soon. I would like to do a few more traditional mehndi paintings, but there is this really cool coiled dragon sketch that I plan on converting to this mixed medium. Also I am going to experiment with a colored paste that I’ll be using as a henna substitute on the canvases. It’s a mix of glue and foodcoloring that has an interestings stained glass effect. I want to combine this paste paint with the henna cone application method I’ve been using on the henna paintings.

iPhone App: I’ve had this idea floating around for an iPhone app, creating a choose your own story type model, but a little more interactive, possibly including mini games and such. This however is on hold until probably next tax season when I can purchase a mini mac or something to work off of sense I can’t find a way to create and test an app on a PC.

Copper Wire: Yes, this is a little random, but I have this HUGE spoil of 14 gauge copper wire sitting in my craft supplies stash that I need to do something with. I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to do with it. I’m tempted to make a wire tree sculpture, but I’m not sure. Maybe a wire dragon sculpture would be fun.

Some Writing Projects: My main writing project at the moment is of course Subsequent Remnants, but I have the attention span of that squirrel on Over the Hedge if I don’t have half a dozen projects going at once. So I’m starting a second writing project that has been tentatively named Tarradiddle Tales. What I’m going to do with this is play with mythology, fairytales, and legends of various cultures, as well as compare trends that mythology takes. This is something I’ve been wanting to do nearly as long as the Subsequent Remnants world. Since I finally let go of trying to full blown organize  Subsequent Remnants, which was allowing me to put off writing it for close to four years now, I figure what the hell, do the same to the myth thing. So yeah, Tarradiddle Tales will be a bit haphazard until I fall into a grove.  My goal is to get at least one post a week up on both, and work my way up from there. I’m also adding a link to both writing sites over on the side there.

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