April 5, 2021

Life Plans Part 2

April 5, 2021

Life Plans Part 1

December 31, 2020

Bittersweet vibes to end out 2020.

December 29, 2020

December 28, 2020

There are no rules when it comes to drawing trees.

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December 20, 2020

Adventures in Film Photography (Yashica 635)

Continuing my adventures in film photography, I borrowed yet another camera from my dad, this one a Yashica 635. The Yashica is a box camera, meaning that the viewfinder flips up, and you look down into it to compose the photo. Unlike the Canon AE-1, the Yashica is full manual, so there was no Automatic setting, aperture priority, or shutter priority.

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November 28, 2020

Memento Mori (Part 1: Carving)

I have a few pieces of jewelry wax that I've been hanging onto for awhile now that I haven't touched. Recently, I've become inspired by those old-timey memento mori jewelry pieces and wanted to bust out the wax and try some lost wax casting for myself. Memento Mori, in case you don't know, is Latin for "remember you must die".

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November 27, 2020

Sewing a Corset

I'm very much tired of looking in vain for bras that fit and are comfortable. I've decided instead to try sewing an everyday corset, meaning that I can make it to my own exact measurements and therefore have something that's guaranteed to fit.

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November 5, 2020

The Gardener

I decided to enter a local art contest where the prompt is "your mental health in 2020" because if there's been one theme for my 2020, it's been mental health. I had never really thought about mental health until this year, but now it's been on my mind a lot. It's hard for me to express in words how I'm feeling, so I tried making a sculpture to represent it.

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October 18, 2020

This is what happens when you give me a lava lamp and photo editing software.

October 4, 2020

The Flower Wars

If you read the last post, you may or may not have noticed that on one of the journal pages, I referenced a comic titled THE FLOWER WARS that I had completed. THE FLOWER WARS was a project that I undertook when quarantine first started.

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October 3, 2020

Journaling

I recently started my 4th journal, so I thought I should talk about my experiences with journaling. I started back in February 2019, and have since filled up three journals with all sorts of events in my life, both big and small.

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September 30, 2020

Adventures in Film Photography (Canon AE-1)

A few weeks back, my dad gifted me with a film camera. The camera in question is a Canon AE-1 Program that shoots 35 mm film and has shutter priority. I have never owned a camera before and therefore don't have any references to compare it to, but in my humble opinion, I believe it to be an excellent camera.

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September 26, 2020

Night Driving

I made this animation in Procreate because I didn't feel like sleeping. I didn't feel like doing anything, so animating seemed as good an idea as any.

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September 24, 2020

Sunday Boba Bike Club

School has claimed my soul. As is probably apparent by the fact that I haven't posted anything since my comic, distance learning has taken up much of my free time. While I understand the need for online classes, I can't pretend that I like this form of learning and don't miss the social aspect of school.

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August 11, 2020

August 9, 2020

vampire house

On Vampiresque Houses

I'm mad at my mom. My mom is a Nebraskan born and raised, and she now wants to return to her hometwon of Omaha when she retires. In the meantime she has been looking at a LOT of houses for sale in Omaha.

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August 7, 2020

constellation quilt

Constellation Quilt (Part 1: Preparation)

There's something really comforting about quilts. You'll find them in flea markets and thrift shops: stitched together fragments of color like a kaleidescope, complete with the rips and holes that indicate its repeated use. Whenever I see one I can just imagine the care and hours of work that went into it, the hands that passed over it a hundred times during its making. The result is something to be treasured.

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August 6, 2020

it is me

Howdy

My name is Laine and I'm interested in anything and everything. I also have the attention span of a goldfish, which leads for a pretty hectic kinda life. I'm constantly bouncing between projects -- baking a cake one week and hand-embroidering an accurate map of the stars the next. This blog is an attempt to document my ventures into these varied interests as I try to figure my way through life. Enjoy.