Monday, February 22, 2010

Commercials that make you go "WOW!"

Wow wow wow!!! Amazing advertising!!!!




And since I am on the subject of amazing advertising, check out this commercial. I dare you not to laugh.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Polymer Clay Alien in a Chair - Stage 1

I started working on this guy about a month ago. It was supposed to be a birthday gift for Husband but it takes a long time to make and since I am taking a rather demanding class this semester I have only been able to devote a few hours a week to this little fellow. The final product should be an alien sitting in miniature version of Husband's favorite chair.

The chair frame is done. It is white polymer clay over copper wire, which may not have been the best idea because the copper must be leaching or something into the clay and it's turning a bit orange. Will probably have to paint it in the end, which is too bad. Looking back I would have done this different, maybe made the whole frame and welded it and then covered it in clay. Instead I just covered individual pieces of the frame and then put them together using clay. Not as cool! For the moment I have a piece of foil serving as the fabric but it will be polymer clay in the end. I want it to have an impression of the alien's bottom in it so I am waiting till he is all backed.




And here are some shots of the head, the only piece of the alien that is done. The "before" head is basically aluminum foil core, covered in gray clay with two pre-baked black eyes pressed in. Not very impressive.




The "after" head has features like the added cheek bones, back of head, brow ridges, eye lids, nose and mouth. I follow the basic theory described by Katherine Dewey's book but from past experience I know that I need to bake the piece after each feature is added or I squash all my hard work while working on the next features.


Monday, February 15, 2010

Lando's Deal

How is it I have never seen this before? This hilarious :)


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Why do we need to care about Palin's palms???

I am sad and angry about the state of discourse in this country. Sarah Palin, a woman clearly unqualified for any political office, continues to appear on the national stage leading to discussions like these:



I adore Stephanie Miller and listen to her show every day. I also love Ron Reagan and am sad that with the bankruptcy of Air America he is no longer on the air. But what makes me so angry is that while there are real concerns with some policies of the Obama administration and legislature in Congress, we spend our time discussing whether or not Sarah Palin wrote notes on her hand before an interview or that Obama "doesn't go to the bathroom without a teleprompter." How is this of any importance? What difference does it make? It's not news, it's entertainment. And I am entertained but not informed by this. Grumble...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Top 6 Superbowl Ads of 2010

I do not watch the Superbowl, not even for the ads. But I did look through this year's best and worst, and here are my picks for best commercials:

#6 - Cars.com



#5 - Motorola ft. Meagan Fox



#4 - Bridgestone ft. Killer Whale



#3 - Dove



#2 - Audi ft. Green Police




And the top spot goes to the coolest, sweetest and most well timed/executed commercial - Google. Enjoy!