For Christmas I got an iPod Touch that I have named Franz (for Liszt and Schubert). I immediately made myself some wallpaper for Franz and, seeing as 90% of the people who I know read my blog have iPhones, I decided to share my wallpaper with you!
All my iPhone/iPod Touch wallpaper is made from my art or photos I have taken. All have my website’s URL in the corner just so my work doesn’t float around uncredited. If you want to download all the images, I put them in a handy little zip file. And if you like the artwork here, remember that the full uncropped versions are on my website.
So one of my sister’s friends had a birthday, and my sister decided that instead of giving her a typical birthday present, she’d make her an origami bouquet. Of course, my mom and I jumped on board to help. A word to the wise: if you try anything like this, keep it simple or start way ahead of time. Even with three artistic nimble-fingered people working efficiently, we still found ourselves bleary-eyed at one thirty in the morning poking holes in tiny blossoms and floral-taping them to wire.
(Dear Blogger, I do not know why you decided to spontaneously rotate half of my photos. Never mind, I’ve just gotten back from performing at a concert and I am too tired to deal with you.)
1.5″x1.5″ green squares to make into leaves.
Little yellow blossoms. Each petal is smaller than my fingertip. (And I have small fingers!)
Roses! Made out of gorgeous textured rice paper. Funnily enough there are actually roses this exact color. We have a purple rosebush in the garden, and my boyfriend bought me a purple rose once.
The yellow blossoms. They’re made out of a lovely marbly-yellow translucent vellum.
A close-up of one rose. Seriously, Blogger, what is up with you randomly rotating my photos.
A completed rose!
This looks suspiciously like a wedding bouquet…oh well, if wedding bouquets were made with origami flowers, then I’d actually want to catch one.
A lot of work for a bouquet that doesn’t die on you!
P.S. I actually did try re-uploading the photos…Blogger just hates me.
I was getting rather tired of using a template for my blog, so I threw together a new layout featuring my third-favorite color, aqua blue! (My second-favorite is gray and the first is red. Technically my third-favorite color is Tiffany blue, but that’s copyrighted.) Aqua blue is also a close relative of turquoise, which Pantone has declared the color of 2010, so I’m just being trendy too.
It’s absurdly simplistic, but I’m just getting to know the ropes as far as Blogger formatting works. Hopefully I’ll get familiar enough with Blogger to come up with a really nice, poppy design someday. For now, this will do. Besides, it feels good to change something up in time for the new year!