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Crafts gone by: Bush Head Pinata

In Uncategorized on December 9, 2008 at 2:11 am

It’s a typical dreary day: rain spraying up from inept drivers’ wheels while I sit here deciding whether or not to sneak over and turn up the thermostat. However shivery I feel, I can’t help but experience a little warm-fuzziness looking back through old pictures. Three weeks ago, I sold my crappy Dell Latitude with all of my old pictures and stuff still on it. The “accomplished geek” that bought it, sent me a disk yesterday of everything salvaged before he wiped its 4X4drive. Or whatever. Which means he also went through all my business: my berjillion pictures of the one time I went to a college football game, and the Humanities 103 essay, where I tried to use the word ‘quoth’. 

Anyhoo, so I was looking through all of the dorky pictures and documents from freshmen year and found a lovely crap-to-rad project from my dorm days.

This pinata of President George Bush’s head was made for the college democrats, who then decided it was a bad idea to actually break it open. Something to do with decency. . . but Isay, “hey, what about all those ‘Free Hugs’ strumpets, eh?” Well whatever, the pinata is mounted in the college democrats headquarters. I think I heard they were going to riff on the classic ‘two girls one cup’, fill it up with triumphant excrement, and set it on fire on the White House steps. Yea! Victory assholes! That would be fine with me.

All you need is balloons, newspaper and flour paste.  I used a blow dryer to speed up the project, and painted it with acrylics. I remember getting a lot of weird looks from hallmates. Like they have never seen a newspaper effigy of their president before. Odd.





The Makin Stuff BLog

In Uncategorized on December 4, 2008 at 7:08 pm

So here’s another DIY blog. But this one’s a titch diffrent – I make stuff from crap. * Sometimes the stuff made, is just as crappy and useless as its components. There’s something so satisfying about taking something worthless and turning it into something rad. I’m sure all you DIYers are like, “damn straight.”

This blog’s not about bitchin-original projects, more just an archive of crap turned to goodness.  You might be thinking, “gee, for being so hip and creative, you’re using a a blog template found on the fourth page of template options.Hmm . . .” Well folks, I’m just not that computery. And *pssh!* quit frontin’ anyhow, it’s so tacky to throw stones.

So anyhow, on with the show . . .


List of things Made Today:

poached eggs
lint collectorcritter

Today’s exciting project is especially special since it is a thingy to collect crap for another project. For Christmas I’m going to make fire-starters and so I have to accumulate lint, wax and paper egg cartons. In order to encourage my roommates to sacotton mouth cannot be donatedve their laundry, pocket, and bellybutton lint I made this lint-eating critter from a cereal box and a grocery bag. I thought about painting it, and making it really neat, but, I like its obvious recycled quality. Maybe I’ll abandon the fire-starting project, and make some neato lint critters for Christmas.