Friday, January 30, 2009

Giant Emo Head

Here's a giant emo head that I painted with my awesome chum Nicole back in high school...we ended up sneaking in early and hanging it up on the wall. This was the only painting that I ended up getting back when I used to abandon them in school, and it currently resides in my bedroom. Creepy? Definitely.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hundreds of Paper Doves

OK, this is the last art-related thing I did in high school; I put this up around my last day of high school, and it stayed up for a couple days. I folded hundreds of little paper doves and hung them from the ceiling with fishing line, then had the woman painted on posterboard. Took forever to hang, but I ended up with the effect I was going for. Best of all, instead of suspending or publically flogging me, the principal was super awesome about it and let it stay up for awhile.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

An Awkward Introduction

Hey gang! So this sort of my first blog, although I had a high school embarrassment-filled xanga that I like to pretend never existed. I made this one as a place to keep pictures of all the stuff I make, talk about things I've been doing/things I'm into, like movies and artists and the like, and as a driving force to keep me motivated. I started out by uploading a bunch of crap I've already done, both in high school and my first year of college, so at least there's something to look at!

SO although I'm guessing most of the people reading this will know me already, here we go: I'm Hannah, I live in Athens (and Marietta), GA, and I'm a 19-year-old student (although my birthday is in a couple weeks!) I'm an art major and a laziness minor. Sadly, due to loss of camera charger, this is the only picture I have of myself since my haircut a couple weeks ago, and it's a shady Myspace-style bathroom photo:

Attractive, I know. Anyway, let's hope that I'm not completely lame and that this blog gets updated (hint: it will!) and that at least one person out there won't roll their eyes and press the back button on their browser.

Japan Goodies

Japan-inspired goodies! I made this set of stationary, a sushi pillow, and the Prince from Katamari Damacy for a swap on Craftster a long time ago.

Packing Tape Air Guitar

One of my favorite graffiti artists is Mark Jenkins. He does a lot of cool stuff with clear packing tape, and I wanted to try it out for myself, so I made this literal air guitar:

More ATCs...with Villains!

Some villainous ATCs, starting with the Decemberists' Shankill Butcher and ending with a Wizard of Oz flying monkey:

Hurray for retractable hidden weaponry:

More ATCs...with Folding!

More folding ATCs:

More ATCs...with Brads!

ATCs using brads:

More ATCs

More ATCs:

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)

Awhile back I was really into making ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards. These are really awesome tiny pieces of art (2.5 x 3.5 inches) that people make and trade online or in person. If you want to try it out, my favorite ATC sites are:

ATCs For All

Illustrated ATCs (this one's juried, so you'll have to submit some previous work before signing up.)

Here are a bunch of the ATCs I did, starting with my very first one: