Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I'm sick,

As in really sick, and I can't be bothered going to the effort to find my 'winnars' right now.
I will though, just wait.

If someone wants to come and kil me though, I'd like that.


Monday, August 4, 2008

Mums birthday

Ack, today is Mum's birthday. She will be home in three hours and I don't have anything to give her.
I'm in the middle of making her earrings, but they can't be her birthday gift as they arn't finished, and I don't have the stuff I need to finish it.
I can't make her anything out of resin because it won't harden in time.
I have heaps of paper, so I definatly will be making her a really cool card.
Maybe I should just bake a cake?
Though I really should be doing that anyway.
There is alot of polyclay lying about, I could make something out of that. But what?
could try some bookbinding or something, and make her a wee notebook?
Yeh, I think I'll do that.
And make her a wee brooch too.
Book, brooch, card.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

FREE!!! stuff.

One cold and rainy yesterday, I was sitting home bored and lonesome. There was nothing good on TV, I couldn't get the dvd or video working, so I decided to do what I always do when I'm bored, make crap with resin.
I couldn't be bothered with the molds, but I had a buttload of bottlecaps (Thanks Andy!!) to use up. I grab my box of paper, but was feeling totally uninspired, and kind of just sat in front of the fire glumly, surrounded with paper, bottlecaps and glue.
My brothers came home from school early, as both of their schools were flooding. At Emmett's school there was actually a chest deep puddle kids were swimming in. Gross, but whatever does it for them I guess.
Anyway, I go into my room to grab some money from Barrett, and sitting on my desk was a brochure from Alice in Videoland. I had grabbed it ages ago, 'cause I liked the imagery on it, but never got round to doing anything with it, finally, it's day had arrived!
I head back inside with a huge grin on my face, and start cutting out pictures and gluing them in bottlecaps. Spraypainted the caps gold and filled them up with resin.
I didn't want to keep them, but I wasn't sure what to do with them. Sooo, I have decided to put them on here, and have a wee competition, to give them away! Yay.

PICTURE!!! (kinda bad quality? Click on it to see it bigsized!)

Anyway, if you like them and wish for them to be yours, all you need to do is email me at t.boland22@gmail.com with 'Alice in Resinland' as the title, and your name and location as the message by friday august 8th in you are in with a chance to win! I will randomly pick two winners on the saturday (both will get 4 each) and announce it here, and contact you both. Anyone anywhere can enter!
Good luck!

Oh also, keep an eye on this blog, I'll be giving away stuff every month or so!


Sunday, July 27, 2008


I hate the days when I start crying for absolutly no reason. Now, almost everyone that knows me will know that I am a very sensitive, emotional person and it doesn't take much to make me cry. But more and more often I am getting this terribly heavy feeling and then I can't stop crying. Like now, nothing is upsetting me, noone has hurt me but still I am crying, and I don't know how to stop it, because I don't know why it started.

Sometimes I think if I had a boyfriend, or a job or whatever I wouldn't feel like this, that I'd be happy. But seriously? I know being with someone wouldn't make me feel better, I know that from damn experience. And working? Well, I tried that and I would spend my breaks in the toilets crying. I didn't have a bad job, my work was easy, my workmates amazing, it just still upset me.

I used to think that there was some secret to happiness out there. But now, I'm not so sure. So I am retreating deeper and deeper into some fucked up fantasy world. And I mean, that just depresses me even more when I pull myself back to reality and realise how unhappy I am with myself and everything around me. So I go back to my imagination to block everything out. It's a disgusting cycle that I can't seem to break. More and more often I am finding it hard to tell the difference between what is real and what is in my head, and that fuckin' scares me.

I don't know what I am writing anymore, I don't know what I am trying to say. I don't even know who the fuck I am anymore.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Yet more resin.

I actually made these over a week or so ago, but have been away and havn't had time to post them. A brooch of my sister for my sister ( close up futher down), The two long ones didn't work out as well as I had hoped - they were the most amazing pictures but cutting them down to size cut out some of the awesomeness so I got kind of careless with them so they have big air bubbles. I love the heart, something about bodybits really gets me going! Sprinkle heart - again! I don't like this brand of sprinkles in resin though so I don't plan on using them again. Another mermaid, I am real happy with this one. And a jester dude, which I think is pretty cool, except I cut the picture a bit small so there is a clear border around it.

The brain and heart.
Brain was made a while ago, but I wanted to photograph the two together, I reallyreally love them.

I made this one for my sister. I was reading through an old Tearaway magazine and there was a few pages of photos from Camp A Low Hum, and my sister was in one of them dressed for the zombie movie/party so I decided to make her a brooch of it. I don't know if she would ever use it, but oh well what the hell. I quite like it!

Thanks for looking!


Friday, July 11, 2008

Necklace for Jayde

Finished making this yesterday. Or maybe the day before haha I don't know!
I don't have a proper drill bit the right size to drill the hole, sooo I had to use a nail, which was kind of annoying as it leaves all the dusty stuff in it, but you can't really see it, which is good.
I cut an eyepin down to size and glue it in the hole, attached a jumpring (I only had 10mm ones, I wish it was smaller, maybe 6mm but it still looks fine?) and then put on the chain.
I used a heart toggle clasp to do it up, which I think added quite a nice touch.
I really hope Jayde enjoys it!!

Just a little bit liberating

Fuckin' hell it feels gooood.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Oh look! More resin!

Been doing a lot more resin stuff, it's seriously quite addicting. Haha.Anyway, after deciding if I put my pieces in a box by the fire to dry they cure in about a day, as opposed to the week they would take in the garage I have been much happier with what I make, and a lot less tempted to touch them and leave yucky finger prints!I think my favourite of these would be the mermaid (topless lady, can't really see her tail) and the dog.