Welcome back to LJ! I'm sure you have loads and loads you want to get done, so I'll let you get to it:)
Welcome back, sweetie! Glad you had a good time... :)
Coronado ahs one of the better food courts at Disney in my opinion, though I admit I didn't look for vegetarian selections.
Mmmm, Boma...I think I could eat there every day...
The Pepper Market is cool! I had an enormous platter of nachos (they left the chicken off for me) - it was about 3x as big as I expected, lol. Black beans - guacamole - corn salsa - yum!!! They fixed up an amazing alfredo pasta for Matt, and an enormous cheese calzone for Kachina. Later that night we ordered pizza from room service too, hehe!
Glad you had such a fun time!!!! ...But dang we missed you!!!
Love that keychain too!!!
I saw the website, it looks really nice there. It looks like a whole culture and civilization was rebuilt there. Very cool.
Do you mind if I ask you how you do those canvas prints? As I am a digital artist I think it would be neat to be able to print my work on canvas. I know they sell small 8x10 canvas sheets for inkjet printers but how do you do the larger ones?
I have a wide-format printer, and I buy Fredrix Artist's Canvases that are made specifically for giclees/injet prints. They come in a variety of sizes - I buy the two sizes they sell at MisterArt.com :http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/8846/FREDRIX-Desktop-Inkjet-Canvas.htm
I then take the print and hand accent it with my acrylic paints & paintbrush, adding small details, signing and numbering and dating, adding extra highlights, etc.
The next step is incredibly important - you need to seal & set the inks (otherwise it will smudge right off the canvas and wipe off with ANY humidity or moisture!). I use this stuff here: http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/8416/GENESIS-Inkset-Clear-Giclee-Gloss-Coating.htm
You brush it on with a normal paint brush, and then bake it in the oven at 265 for two or three (two and a half works in my oven) minutes. This will set the inks, make it light-fast, and completely waterproof. I spilled a whole glass of water on top of a stack of them and it sat there for a few minutes, and came out completely 100% perfect with just a few dabs with a paper towel - amazing stuff!
I'm not sure how well a digital painting would look on a canvas - I've only made canvas prints of my acrylic paintings that were already on canvases, but it could be fun to try!
Thank you! I'm hoping it will come out okay, I am painting something now in Photoshop at 16x20 inches (makes my computer crawl along because the file is so big) and I'd love to have it done in time to sell for Halloween, but the problem is that digital art is not considered as valuable as traditional media and does not sell as well as a result. I am hoping that printing it on canvas will up the value a bit.
I have an inkjet printer but I don't know if it will print on canvas, I'll have to ask the company (Epson).
I think a canvas giglee (especially if you limit the edition) would be a great way to offer a kind of "original" to sell digital art! I know what you mean - I have a Wacom tablet that I play around with a lot, but I never really use it for any kind of "serious" art that I'd really consider selling. A lot of the reason is because of what you mentioned - there's no real "original" piece to sell, just prints or a digital file. I might experiment a little with that....
Most newer Epsons will print on canvas - if you go into the printer settings it might even have an option for "inkjet canvas" or "canvas sheet". If it doesn't offer it, see if there is an alternative like "Thick Photo Paper" or even use the "Cardstock" setting. As long as it knows that it will be a photo treated surface on a thicker substrate, the printer should accept it!
Aww it sounds like you had a great time!
Damn it! I want to go to Florida lol!! Oooo I had a clicky on your links, that resort looks amazing, the pool is so big!
Glad you're feeling a bit better, the keychains are so cute lol! Alice in Wonderland is my all time favourite film. I've loved it since I was very small hehe!
I'll let you get to work now :)
Hi! I like the keychain...looks very cool. I wanna holiday in Florida *stomps foot*. It's really bizarre, I'd never wanted to go to florida, but the things you describe sound wonderful. Like that resort, the lizards, etc.
I'd actually never visited Florida until just a few years ago. We had been thinking about moving to California at first, but then we discovered Florida which had a lot of the same aspects that I liked about California (and it's much less crowded and expensive), so we settled in here. I love it!
I love that metal keychain! Are you going to have different designs or just the Cheshire Cat??
lol, I love the music on the Coronado Springs Resort website! Brock started talking in a sexy spanish accent about random things when it came on, LOL!!
I think this first run of keychains is just going to be the Cheshire Cat - he's really cute!
He is cute! I love him! Must have him...
That is way awesome! Sorry I haven't been around much, I have been swamped with AP Calc.
I am glad to hear everyone is okay and you still have a house in one piece.
Hey Phillip! Thank you!! Oh man - AP Calc - I'm getting high school flashbacks again, hehe....
I missed watching you paint, but i'm glad you got to visit with your family! Did your sister ever find a place down there?
Love the keychain!!!!
Hope you feel better soon!!!!
I love this particular one that cat will always remind me of you and Matt so I'll have to buy when you make it available! Welcome back!