Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Very old thing

Once a day is way too much. I'll be happy with posting twice a week or so.

Here's a book I made in high school:



My schedule for the immediate future looks something like this:

March 24 - math dept. picnic with faculty.

Until April 27 - write my thesis

April 27-29 Renn Fayre

May 14 - graduate


Saturday, March 17, 2007

composition sketch

composition sketch, originally uploaded by alicen.

A composition sketch for the painting I'm working on currently.

Friday, March 16, 2007


For lack of other content, here are pictures of some plants I haven't managed to kill yet.

An incredibly happy philodendron (I think):

Some plants that don't get enough light because there's no space by the windows:

I have no idea why this fern isn't dead:

Thursday, March 8, 2007


No pictures for a couple days, as I am traveling. Whee!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

corset mockup

corset mockup, originally uploaded by alicen.

A mockup of an underbust corset that I made a while ago, probably before Christmas. The tutorial was in this thread. There are a number of things I'd do differently if I was making the real thing, like line it and adjust the fit. It laces in front and back, but I'd probably cut it down to just one set of lacing. All of these things I will do, of course, in my copious free time.

(Corsets are particularly unsuitable for my war against my stash, requiring a fair amount of sewing time for less than a yard of fabric. Also my machine sucks and does not like sewing around cable ties I mean boning. So such projects are basically on hold until I've moved and procured a sewing machine that sucks less.)

Off to the East later this week to look at a grad school. And then back West to look at another. At least after that I'll probably know where I'm going to be next year.

Monday, March 5, 2007

A human heart

human heart, originally uploaded by alicen.

...made of play dough. Made at work on Thursday night.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

cleaning outfit

cleaning outfit, originally uploaded by alicen.

This is actually what I look like when I clean my kitchen.

(Computer was in the shop. Hence no posts.)