Urban Alchemy

by bronxelf

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

To read my grudging babblings about design, click the button.



And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.


-Chris Orbach: Jane


I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings



I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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Saturday's Egg, part six: Painted, gilded, touched up, antiqued, finished, touched up, waxed, DONE.

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The final finish is an crackled tortie. The gold is real 22k, gilt. Hand
antiqued (as if there were another option in this case..) 3 coats of
finish, an INSANE number of touchups at every stage, and waxed.

This egg will wind up at auction, with proceeds to go towards the vet bill
of Saturday, wombat527 and onceupon's cat.

In the meantime...

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I'm working on this. Leaf is on. Needs touchups, lacquer and wax.
6th May 2009, 17:48   comments (6)

the problem with fragility.

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Shit.

so very fragile

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each time you dye the egg, the shell gets thinner. This one has had nine
dye baths.
5th May 2009, 11:50   comments (5)

In the meantime...

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This one is coming along.

(More Saturday's Egg photos tonight. The replacement is dyed but I need
sleep before painting it)

Saturday's egg, part 5: I can't believe I just did this.

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This is entirely my fault. I was just finished painting the tortoiseshell,
and was pushing down on the lids of the paint pots to seal them shut. I was
reading something at the same time and pushed down on the top of the egg
instead.

Will be back later with round two.

This was really dumb.

Saturday's egg, part 4: Dyed to match.

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Basecoat's done....

Saturday's Egg, Part 3: All touched up.

Ready for dye now.