Rare Form

Last week you guys met Kaleidoscope, the young superhero with color manipulation abilities. After witnessing her father’s local Hawaiian shop getting robbed, Kaleidoscope knew she needed to use her powers to step up even if her parents insisted that she stay as far away from trouble as possible. On the night of her middle school dance, Kaleidoscope rounded up her two best friends Marlene and Violet to help her. They told their parents they were on the way to the dance but instead ended up downtown at a costume store. Kaleidoscope knew that she needed a disguise since the tall man who robbed the store had seen her face. The girls immediately went for the animal masks. This was their new identity.

When making this combo-photo picture, I combined four different images. I chose to make it black and white to show how Kaleidoscope isn’t always colorful. She can make the world void of color as well.

Movie Posters IRL

This was an extremely time consuming process but I loved it so much I just had to make my life more difficult and make several! First of all, having to coordinate a time to meet up with my movie poster “models” was quite possibly the most difficult part of the who thing. Then I decided that I would hand write all of the titles for the movie posters. I’m a perfectionist when it comes to my handwriting so each took at least a couple of tries. Next I made a background in photoshop and compiled the images together to make it into a gif. In hindsight I wish I had added more frames so it looked less choppy, although it already took me plenty of time to create the ones I had. I think the my favorite of the three is the 40-Year-Old Virgin movie poster. It’s simplicity is reminiscent of the original poster, and I think I liked my handwriting best for this one.

 

Up close and personal

This one is kinda tricky. I wanted to find something challenging but also an object that had significance to me. I was sitting at my desk in my apartment and noticed something had fallen behind so I reached down and pulled out this flower! It had been made of palm leaves twisted into it’s floral-like shape and secured with a rubber band. Honestly I don’t remember how long ago this came into my possession but it had to be at least 10 to 12 years ago. My family and I were staying in Charleston, South Carolina. Near the waterfront there was an outdoor market where people were selling various homemade goods. Although the hot item being sold were hand-woven baskets! Women lined the streets waiting patiently for someone to approach their table all the while weaving their incredibly intricate baskets. I wanted one so badly! So my parents let me approach one lady to ask how much a basket would cost. I pointed out the smallest basket I saw near her feet, no bigger than my head. “$400”. Quickly I ran back to my parents. No baskets for us today. We continued to walk along the waterfront and back up into the city streets. Just as we were nearing our hotel, I saw a little boy out of the corner of my eye. He sat under an awning in front of some local shop with a basket of palm leave flowers next to him! I was so excited I ran up and asked how much, hoping they would be significantly less than the baskets. He stuck out his hand, placed the flower in my palm and shook his head. I felt bad that he wouldn’t accept any money but was way too excited about my new flower. It must of had an impact on me because all these years later I’ve still held onto it.