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 2: Out of the bleach.

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(technically, it's part 4, but I didn't shoot the first two prep steps.)

Needs touchups now.

Happy Birthday, Rerun. :)

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It's Rerun's first birthday today. :)
1st May 2009, 12:50   | tags:,,comments (18)

Saturday's Egg, part 1.

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Hope I'm not boring anyone with these, but hey, at least I'm posting.

A couple of days ago, Ed (that's wombat527 on MBUK)'s cat Saturday needed
emergency eye surgery, or she was going to lose her eye. I offered to make
an egg and put it up for auction to help defray the cost of the vet bills.

This egg hasn't been bleached yet. I just finished carving it, in fact. So
it kind of looks icky and ragged. But once it's out of the bleach it I will
be able to see where it needs touching up.

This one's done.

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All the interior touchups are finished, and the exterior has a layer of
protective wax on it.

Done.

With better lighting

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Natural light, not at 5am with a desk lamp.

It needs interior work but the exterior is complete.

That other egg.

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Exterior's done. Interior needs MASSIVE touchups.

what was once black, is now red.

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First photo is after the first coat of enamel. Second and third photos are
after the third one.

Supplies for 2 steps out have been ordered. Next thing I need to repuncture
any small holes that have been covered by the enamel, go downtown and get
some flat black paint, and touch up the INSIDE of the egg in the spots where
the red has gone through. Yeah that could be tricky but I have to get it
done.

signed, sealed, but a ways from being delivered.

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Ok the black egg has 3 coats of a water based sealant on it. Yes I know it's
not a very neat job. It doesn't need to be, since I'll be painting over it
completely anyway.

While this is thoroughly drying though, I'm going to be turning my attention
to the white egg. It needs 3 coats of white enamel before it can go to the
next step.