Venom

Last week my son’s school had a “costume day.” He wanted to be Venom of Marvel lore, and told me so a week before. Welllllll I forgot until the day before. So I did a quick google search, made a list, and after work, hit up a Goodwill, Dollar Tree, hardware store, and an art supply store on my way home. I came home with this:

Dinosaur masks, paint, spray paint, long-sleeved t-shirt, and black jeans (not pictured).

At 11:30 PM, I was done.

Typical me, I look at this and think of all the improvements I could have made, but then I remember that I had to wake up early for puppy and work, and I did the best I could with the time and resources I had. Besides! The boy was OVER THE MOON with this outfit.

I’ve promised him that if he’s Venom for Halloween, I’ll make some upgrades. So far, that’s the plan. I just LOVE these challenges- making fantastical costumes with few resources (the more repurposed, the better!!!), and with a time crunch, I think I do my best work. 😉

Happy crafting!

Galactus finds a gumball machine!

I am a big fan of silly, geeky humor.  A lot of the t-shirts I’m designing are based on comic book or anime characters in silly situations.  Today I made a new design with Galactus.

I had never heard of Galactus until my son became a big fan of Silver Surfer last summer and I heard lots and lots and lots about them both! The big takeaway with Galactus is that he is a devourer of planets. So….. I started to imagine him in different scenarios involving planets to eat. That’s how this idea of a young Galactus encountering a planet-filled gumball machine came about! I made a few sketches on paper, but it really came together when I messed around with it on Krita.

galactus gum

 

I am so tickled by this idea of a child Galactus encountering a gumball machine filled with planets!  I just hope he has a quarter!

Making the planets was the best part of this process!  I used all sorts of different tools in Krita to make them unique, and I think they turned out great.  My mom didn’t know what this design meant, so clearly you have to know a bit about Galactus to get it.  And that’s ok.

If you haven’t heard, for the past few months I’ve been designing t-shirts to sell on threadless!  Here’s the listing for Galactus Finds a Gumball Machine.  https://henryx4.threadless.com/designs/galactus-finds-a-gumball-machine?fbclid=IwAR2xD4NENw6betFiLFqkHzUWAiuYd5SonV62RE2uapnrN5SImWBpth3ahBE

Happy drawing!

I won! And more!

The other day when I went to Yarnapalooza and Northwind Books and Fiber, I entered to win various prizes. I ended up winning a gift certificate for $5!   I used it toward a game the kids and I can play on the flight home on Friday.  

In other news, if any of you follow the Yarn Harlot’s blog, you’ll know about the bike rally and the karmic balancing gifts you may win if you donate to the cause. Well, having been on the receiving end of the karmic balancing gifts a few years ago, I thought it would be fun to donate a prize this time around. Well, I finally got the news today that my gifts would be on her blog today! 

http://www.yarnharlot.ca

I donated a few geeky project bags- I’ll send them out tomorrow and I hope the recipients love them! 

Well, that was a cool day in knitting/knitting-related pursuits!