My Shirt! 07/08/2011
isn't it awesome?

Batik Tutorial 07/07/2011
You go to sleep. you wake up. End of story? I think not! Have you ever really THOUGHT about what you lay your head down on at night? Have you ever really LOOKED at your pillow. Go. Look now. Is it totally BORING? You bet it is. But with a bit of time (and maybe a well placed hairdryer and some paint) can make a beautiful masterpiece such as the one to the immediate left. By the way, this tutorial is based off the one made by That Artist Woman.

In order to make your pillowcase lest drab, you must first have a blank canvas. Get a pillowcase of any color you choose (don't choose a totally ugly color, though) and smooth it out. This is used at a different time, though. Along with the pillowcase, you will need a white sheet of paper, a pencil, a black marker, some freezer paper, many colors of acrylic paint, and washable gel glue.

In order to start the total transformation, sketch out a design you want on your pillowcase. I decided to do a wolf, but you can do whatever. After your design is sketched and you know that's what you want, trace over it in black marker, as shown (you can see my pencil sketch beneath). Make sure your design isn't too complicated!

After you've done that, take your pillowcase and slip the design beneath the first layer, where your pillow would go. Make sure it's centered and straight (assuming you want your pillowcase to look straight and centered.)

Now comes the hard part; tracing your design in glue. Take the gel glue and follow the lines you made in black marker.This might take a while, but be patient! When you're done, slip out the paper, and leave the pillowcase to dry.

(time elapsed: about 1 day) The glue should be dried, and now it's time to paint! If you want to stay clean, you might want to wear an apron or an old shirt - acrylics stain! First, slip your freezer paper (shiny side up!) into your pillowcase where your drawing used to be. Then, take your paints, and put them onto a plate or anything else that can serve as your palette. Take your paintbrush and add water to the colors - this way, you'll use less paint, and more of the colors will stay in the pillowcase. You can use any color paints, but remember that where you put the glue will be the color of your pillowcase!

Let the paint dry. Then, put your pillowcase in the wash (alone, sicne the colors will bleed out) and let the glue and colors that don'tstick weash out. Then you should have  abeautiful pillowcase, as will be shown when mine finishes!

Unless you speak French, you wouldn't know what that means, unless you can guess. In case you don't know, the title means 'Person Number One' because I'm writing about a random person I met today.

So, this little form I'll be using!

Name: What I think their name is
Appearance: what they were wearing (or at least what I remember)
Occupation: what I think they do for a living

Name: Juliette Andromeda Marcello
Appearance: chocolate-colored skin, dark hair tied in a slightly messy ponytail - I think it was a lime green ponytail holder. she had a hot pink head band on, and diamond earrings - they might have been cubic zarconium (fake diamonds) though. she was wearing a navy blue sweatshirt with Maryland on it (or at least I think she was) and jeggings. She wore pink-and-black zebra socks and moccasins.
Occupation: student
S’mores on a Pole

Today a challenge was bestowed upon us so that we may have experience in the culinary world; we were asked to create a concoction that reflects the spirit of American freedom and the need for individuality. And so, we took a classic American dessert, the s’more and put it on a pole. First, our lovely instructor;

If this tutorial does not satisfy your need for s’mores on a pole, then you can blame her. Now, the s’mores on a POLE!!

Now, in order to create s’mores on a pole, a sort of culinary finesse is needed, along with these ingredients, so therefore, you will need;

-          Graham crackers (made by Alexander GRAHAM Bell)

-          Marshamallows (straight from the marshes of home…)

-          A single bag (no boyfriend, girlfriend, married partner or otherwise)

-          CHOCOLATE!! (sorry, Taylor made me put it in CAPS. :P)

-          Poles (about the size of lollipop sticks – DO NOT USE A FLAGPOLE!!)

-          Wax paper (the wax should not be from your ears.)

Our display of these crucial materials is below;

Now first, you must stab violently the marshmallows with your poles, as displayed below.

The next step in making this masterpiece is crushing the graham crackers (see above list for specifications)

Now the purpose of these graham crackers is one that may alter the fate of the world. In order to have this life changing event happen to these crushed gluten-inclusive cinnamon slathered crackers, you must melt the chocolate; it is best if you use chocolate designed for that purpose, and if so, read any instructions included. However, if you’re just melting a Hershey bar, then be very careful or the chocolate will burn or burn you. So, stir it carefully, as shown beneath this block of text.

This picture displays the consistency of the chocolate after it has been thoroughly melted. Then, you must take your delicately stabbed marshmallows, and dip them in this cocoa, milk and sugar concoction, aka chocolate. Thanks to the instructor (her picture is seen above) and her total act of being an imbecile, as well as her incapability to do anything right, lost this vital picture. However, after this you must take the graham crackers (which have been crushed to a fine powder, as seen above) and pour them onto a platter. Then, take your chocolate coated white puffy thing (the commoners refer to it as a chocolate covered marshmallow) and roll it in the graham cracker powder. Also thanks to the dopey instructor (who can also be referred to as a nit-witted dumbsicle) we lost this picture as well. However, the finish product should be this;

We hope that you enjoyed this sarcastic commentary as well as this symbol of American spirit, othwerwise known as s’mores on a pole. See ya whenevs