Monday, September 21, 2009

web design

I haven't been able to work on my personal projects lately because I've been working on a few websites that I've been dedicating all my creative energy and time to.

Below is a screen shot of a Flash site that I just completed recently for author Jennifer Liu Bryan :

This website features artwork from Jennifer Bryan's two current children's books, created by illustrator Jenniffer Julich.

I had to modify some of the illustrations to fit the needs of the site. It is always fun for me to find the different ways to incorporate artwork from the books while delivering all the necessary information clearly.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

First flats

Here's what the shoesies look like together! Not only did I make the left one too small, I also messed up the the direction of the lining on the sides...whoopsy!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Practicing for shoe making class

I took apart one of my shoes that had a hole (I only buy the finest of the finest quality of pleather shoes in NYC of course), separated all the parts, and then traced them on to new fabric and lining and then stitched them up. I reused the sole from the shoe that I took apart. The first shoe came out pretty good, if I may say so myself, but the left shoe (not pictured) came out a bit too small.

What I learned from this experiment is that shoe making is definitely a precise art. A few millimeters off in cutting out the pieces or when sewing them together can mess up the whole shoe. I think my mistake was that I sewed one of the heel seams too wide. I think the felt will stretch a bit, so they should be just fine for shuffling around the apartment with.