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Author Topic: A year of Challenges  (Read 1861 times)
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« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2021, 02:16:27 am »

Oh and I'm also going to do another youtube channel for some slightly more unconventional projects a sort of Autodidact journal as it were:

-KonMari minimalist organizing
-learn to flip food in a pan
-roll a coin across my knuckles continuously
-fire eating
-firehandling
-learn fire breathing
-a routine of magic tricks
-juggling
-decorative napkin folding
- pen spinning
-card throwing
-learn 10 different dances
- calculate the day of the week of any date

and that may get me tthrough June if things go well, at which point I've got a huge list to pick more from.
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« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2021, 06:44:41 am »

The alphabet project in Feb. approaches. the goal is to make something for each letter of the alphabet in the month. It could be try calligraphy for the letters, or a page for a childrens book with a picture for each letter. Or more challenging. I made a prompt list for those interested, you don't have to use any of the, but you are welcome to use any that you like, or mix and match them.

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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2021, 10:25:47 am »

Quite a challenge you've set yourself, rovingjack - I wish you every good luck with it!
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« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2021, 04:34:15 pm »

Impressive.
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« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2021, 07:28:51 am »

O is for origami crane:

metallic gold wrapping paper turned out to be terrible paper for my first time in over a decade doing this again. and the shine makes it harder to see, and almost impossible to photograph. But yes it is on the face of a US dime, our smallest coin, with likely enough room for another. I swear I remember folding three that fit on a penny together back in the mid 2000s.
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« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2021, 11:13:51 am »

That is impressive!
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« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2021, 10:16:04 pm »

L is for leathercraft:

I might stain or decorate it more later but for now it is my gaming storage box, for dice and gaming pieces.
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« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2021, 06:48:41 am »

e is for egg painted with nail polish, just to see if it could be done.

and P is for pyrography: aka wood burning
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« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2021, 05:20:39 pm »

Watching with interest and awe
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« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2021, 12:07:20 am »

thank you. this next one is very scary, so brace yourself for...

F is for felting little ghosts with needles
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« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2021, 03:25:52 am »

R is for ring, made out of red oak.
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« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2021, 11:25:20 am »

You are doing really well, rovingjack - I like your pyrographic fork, and the ring, especially!
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« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2021, 04:34:25 am »

U is for Ultraviolet ink on glass

so some context: UV-C light doesn't penetrate glass too well, so I got a frame that sandwhiches pictures between to pieces of glass and drew a symbol on the from and back faces. So without UV light they are both invisible, and with uv light only the one the light is pointed at lights up while the other side remains invisible.
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« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2021, 01:05:40 am »

I'm trying to reldearn how to effectively ride and keep a bike mantained in spite of my worsening vision.
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« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2021, 02:34:58 am »

I'm trying to reldearn how to effectively ride and keep a bike mantained in spite of my worsening vision.
good going. I believe in you.

And back to adding things to the list

W is for when we whittle little wooden whistles (say that five times fast)
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« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2021, 04:14:03 am »

K is for knife kit

It needs some finishing but it's pretty good. I still wanna grind my own blade and make the part myself at some point. but for now I made a knife.
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« Reply #41 on: February 24, 2021, 05:35:06 am »

I'm trying to reldearn how to effectively ride and keep a bike mantained in spite of my worsening vision.
good going. I believe in you.

And back to adding things to the list

W is for when we whittle little wooden whistles (say that five times fast)

Did fifteen laps today (vs at best four and wanting to die at the end with the old chainring.) Legs still hurt arms are sore, but this is the pain that comes from progress. Trying to figure what i could do to improve my bike further, but for the time being 'ride it to improve me' seems like the order of the day. I mean i could remove and redo the pedals, or this or that, but for the use case i have it actually is pretty good to go.


Your own works are going quite admirably well. Keep us updated.
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« Reply #42 on: February 24, 2021, 05:45:54 am »

H is for hair of the dog... and some hair of me too, made into small brushes for painting.

I is for inlay,

silver wire inlay on ebonized oak ring
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« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2021, 12:18:56 am »

T is for tape tool belt

Q is for quilling

G is for Glass etching
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« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2021, 12:22:48 am »

D is for dough (salt dough, making dollars aka some dough, and an angel and a snow man.)

N is for napkin ring

J is for Jewelry (made from cherry pit, pistachio shell and linen cordage with red and silver wire)
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« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2021, 02:48:28 am »

s is for sgraffito

y is for Yeseria


both of these are heavily improve home hobby craft attempts of lesser known and underappreciated  artforms, so I'd say you should definately check out these real world crafts online where you can learn true examples that exist out there that would amaze you.
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« Reply #46 on: February 27, 2021, 03:25:17 am »

I suddenly can't see any of these images, including the ones I could see before.  Angry
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« Reply #47 on: February 27, 2021, 05:30:50 am »

I can see them OK....maybe you've got your hoodie on backwards?.... Wink
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« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2021, 06:16:32 am »

I will note that the image at the top of the page here that was my list to pick projects from is absent for me. And I think this has happened for other pictures I've posted to the forum in other threads. I think it has to do with the fact that the only way I can seem to post pics is to post first to Facebook, then copy the image link from facebook and paste it in here. I'll have to figure out a better wayto get photos here.

In the mean time since I'm in quarantine, and my printer ran out f ink and the templates for my astrolabe can't be done right now (even if I ordered ink it would cost over $100 and take weeks to get here, or I could get genarics that will arrive in a week and run a 50% chance of wrecking the printer if the reviews are anything to go by), I'm switching over to acrylics for that one, but it's still going to be a new to me project that I'm excited to try.

and while I was at it, looking at collage for C, and how similar it was to Visual Focus Depth Art (VFDA) I opted to play with another C instead but in a very unusual way.

here's to some fun making crazy projects.
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« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2021, 12:28:46 pm »

You are always impressing me with your originality and capability Rovingjack. Keep on going, whatever the challenge!

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