Urban Alchemy

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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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Front row @ Cirque du Soleil

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29th Apr 2009, 00:50   | tags:comments (8)

Let's try that again.

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Total carving time=4.5 hours.
No problems with this one. It's drying now and when it's thoroughly dry I'll
hit it with some sealer before I move on to the next step.
28th Apr 2009, 19:53   comments (14)

back to the drawing board.

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What happened:

You see the part in the foreground that looks like black paper? Apparently the egg hadn't been in the bleach long enough, so there was still some membrane left in the egg. THAT is what got dyed on the inside, not the shell itself. Eventually, after all the wet/dry cycles the membrane began to delaminate on its own. which is fine, but how to get it out?

I would have killed for a can of compressed air.

For almost an hour of shaking and blowing and pulling tiny bits out of the holes, I had just that little bit left.

And then it slipped out of my hand and shattered. I'll blow out another two as soon as Im back from the store. Im out of vinegar for the dye.

Im less upset about this than you'd think, because at least now I know HOW this has to be done. Next one should be fine if it makes it through carving.

The color of light.

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There is no difference in the eggs in these two photos. None.

The first egg was taken the same way the other photos were- on my desk with
a desk lamp as a light source. It was making me crazy that what was coming
out of the camera was NOTHING like what I was looking at on my desk.

The second egg is the exact same egg. No additional dye was added. All I
did was move it across the room and shoot it in what passes for natural
light around here. THIS is what *I* see when I look at it.

Amazing, huh?
27th Apr 2009, 21:07   comments (6)

round two.

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I'm just going to keep adding color til I get what Im looking for.

Which,btw, is black.
27th Apr 2009, 20:35   comments (0)

dye, round one.

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just out of the bleach.

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theyre trees. a couple small flaws in this one I have to fix too.
27th Apr 2009, 14:27   comments (7)

once more into the breach...

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Just came out of the bleach bath. Needs work.

ETA: All fixed. Needs paint, but I think I need a nap first.