Sunday, January 31, 2010

Dolphins

So my friend told me when he was younger he got dolphins tattooed on his arm. I was teasing him and told him they probably have hearts all around them. So I quickly sketched up these three drawing and texted them to him. He laughed and said that one of these is actually close to the tattoo he had. He went and got another tattoo drawn over the dolphins.

The drawings took about 10 minutes or so. Scanning them and cleaning them up took the longest. I drew these on scrap paper and the writing on the other side came threw when I scanned the drawing. So I was mostly cleaning up the words and cleaned up the drawings a little bit. I didn't touch the drawings too much because they were meant to be sketches.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Purple Scarf Update

So I finished the purple scarf last week before I started on the hat. I messed up the scarf too, lol. The problem was, I started the scarf last summer and forgot what stitch I was using. Actually forgot to use the right stitch. I was using a slip stitch instead of a single crochet stitch. When I started it, I made the scarf very very wide. I forgot how to level up and as a result the scarf kept getting smaller. I finally finished it but I am going to unravel everything and start over. This time I will probably use a double crochet stitch or make up some design that won't take so long. Practice makes perfect.

Blue-Green Hat Update

So the hat is bascially done, but I messed up so many times. I am going to finish it, try it on then pull out about 10 rows to fix it. Some how I kept expanding the hat and then I tried to start decreasing which helped a lot but the hat was already still too wide. I want the hat to look better and be wearable instead of it living in a box and labeled as my "first hat". That is why I am going to unravel most of the rows, up to where I can see I started messing up and start over. It might take me longer because I have another project I have to start this week.


I am going to make a scarf for my friend. I was supposed to go to the yarn store this week but never got the time. I was going to go today but I was so tired and drained form this week, I never made it out the house. The yarn shops close anywhere from 5:30pm to 6pm on Saturdays. It takes me about an hour to get to Manhattan on the weekends because public transportation sucks on the weekends. Plus I don't want to go in there at the last minute because I am not sure what I want and I need to browse. I'll either try tomorrow and met up with my friend Pat for lunch or something, or go on Monday during lunch.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Purple Scarf

I'm making progress on my purple scarf. I started this in the summer and intended to leave it at my mom's apt so I had something to do while over there if I slept over. I started working on it again last week. I pulled out so many rows and did them over, I'm finally moving forward. I haven't crocheted in a while. I thought I was using a single crochet but I was using a slip stitch so it looks like I knitted the scarf.

I'm hoping to be done by the end of this week so I can start on my hat.

-- Sent from my Palm Prē

Sunday, January 10, 2010

About Enchanted Droppings

Original purpose

About two years ago (2008) my coworkers and I decided to do a one-a-day project. I didn't know what to do so Jen (mellowbeing.com) suggested that I use the vector pictures that come with Photoshop and create a graphic design piece with them everyday. I also wanted to get better at drawing so I decide to draw as well. At the time I had all the time in the world, so I was able to do both everyday (five days a week). After a while I started to have a creative block or I was busy and I couldn't keep up. I then decided to stop the Photoshop part and just draw. I started graduate school and work at my job became very hectic. Last year I only posted work about seven times. This year I would like to get back to drawing and updating this blog. Which leads to it's new purpose.

New Purpose

I decided to make this my "being creative" blog. I love Art and Design. Photography and drawing both fall under one of those categories. Last year I didn't draw a lot but I was taking a lot of photos. One of the classes I took in graduate school was a photography class which made me buy my Nikon D60. I also started crocheting again this year (January 2010). I learned how to crochet when I was about 9 years old and recent events lead me to start practicing/making things again. I am going to use this blog to post sketches, drawings, doodles, digital art, progress on items I am crocheting or sewing and my favorite photos that I take.

Origin of the Name

Enchanted Droppings is a spin off of special crap, or a polished turd. My stuff is crap but it's special crap :-). I also have a thing for faeries and faeries are enchanted.