2.3.15

week 26

hi again.

next portion cause i'm on a roll.

 unfortunately i don't have a dog.
but i know some and they all love treats. 
i have a recipe for scooby snacks
if you want it, i can make a baking thing,
i bake sometimes.

salsa chips. 
comes in guacamole green too.

clam chowdah, nothing without clams!
i don't know,
i've never tried it.
but i do like the shell print.

for hot feet.
not my problem, ever.
ice as feet always great.

eeee... i don't really like those.
couldn't figure out how to draw the seeds better,
but i like the idea of bigger strawberries.
i do already have a pair with berries
but they are really small.

 i was gonna do a design for another celebration
but i turns out that there is no other
sword-related holiday and i am
quite fond of such weapon
so here is this one.
and i wanted to do something
with silver and violet.

a sweet little piggy with 3d ears.
sorry you're a little muddy but my pen did a thing.

hope you enjoyed this,

and see you thursday!

love,

qofr

week 20

hi,

long time no see, eh?
what am i, canadian now?

anyway, here is, in true queenofrainbow fashion, a late tbt post. i'm late with a throw back, dear god...

 silver... eee, what are these called?
tabs? yes, tabs. 
i think ''bigger then usual''
size looks so
much more interesting with these.

 are you aware of penguins?
i hope so because they are the best.
just don't watch 
''march of the penguins''
with non-waterproof
mascara.

 i hate this one.
i hate it.
nothing more to say about that.

 ''fire can't kill a dragon'',
 but hot sauce sure can, daenerys.

 want a piece of apple cinnamon 
pie?
too bad i can't send you some.
have a sock instead,
just... don't eat it,
please.

peanut butter love.
i am really, truly,
sorry for those of you
who are allergic...
it's really good.

such a cool holiday, right?
this one is made to look like it's
inside out.
you know, the furry argyle bits,
the reversed colours.
i think this is my favourite one this week.
and it'll keep monsters away,
just like the chronicles of spiderwick said.

hope you enjoyed,

actual this weeks post coming up in a few hours
cause i'm in the zone.

love,

qofr

23.2.15

week 25

hi!

let's get started.

this week is a bit simpler, some of these are more of an association game.

 this is a pretty obvious one.
light, mind, creativity

 you know, he's famous for films with explosions?
i don't know, i don't usually do 
birthdays but i couldn't find anything good
for this day.
those explosions aren't even that cool...

 inspired by wines colours.
you can't really see the light ones,
but believe me it's there.

mint chocolate is probably in my 5 top chocolates.
and that's saying a lot,
since i can't be stopped with chocolate. 
now that i think of it,
it looks more like soil.

 i'm really proud of that one.
it looks a bit more cherry like
in real life but i'm shit
at editing.

cinnabons!
love them, want them on
my feet (not literally obviously)

saint lucia's doesn't look like that.
but it has these colours in this ratio,
so i decided to make some simple stripes. 
i haven't seen this combo before.

so there you go.

hope you enjoyed, see you thursday.

love,

qofr

22.2.15

taco cat

hi

i know, it's been a while. i'm sorry but i got into a big hole and couldn't get out.
but now i can write a post about inspiration, the idea of getting a vision out of other stuff, sometimes other people's work. i don't think i'm going to get into that right now but soon. anyway.

i'm back. i know i'm a month behind on the socks but i think i have a good idea on how to catch up. i'll be posting sockabrate for 4 weeks twice a week, each sunday the current week and on thursday, throwback thursday, i'll show you one of the missing weeks.

recently, i started to take my makeup a bit more seriously so, since i am a makeup art student, would you like to see something like that? maybe not special effects because gore might not be your thing but an occasional product review or a simple look, step by step? i want to get better at editing photos so maybe i could start with that?

on the other hand, i should draw more. next school year i have to do my diploma presentation, it's going to be kind of like my the other side of patchwork project but like 10 times as big. i already started thinking about what should i do, you know, marrying costume and makeup. maybe i should try to out up some sketches? to be fair, i don't have any.

my sister's dress has it's chosen lace and lining but i'm not the one sewing it (fortunately! it would turn out awful) so the freshest info is going to drop mid march. oh god, i really am a 40-year old woman who tries to be hip. what have i become.

i am going to post my thoughts on visions later this week, i have to focus on what i want to say, i feel like it's an important subject and since sometimes it's very had to deal with lack of inspiration, i want to express my opinion about it.

i hope you're all well and still want to read my stuff, i just wasn't feeling well at all. still am but now i want to sort it out a bit.

i'm looking forward to new content,

love

qofr

p.s. taco cat, tac ocat

18.1.15

bug girl

bonjour!

today, let's go back to december, london, csm course.

as i said here and here, it was all a lot of fun but we had a project to make in the end.

so here is a summary of mine.

here is what i started with. we did some drawings, ''sculptures'', thingamajigs...

 i especially like that one.

we also explored more inspirations, used more drawings.

my wall.

back at the dormitory i did some more experimenting, focusing more on the bug theme.

those are glue strings, it was a nightmare to do.

next we did some yarn wrappings, it's more about the colour palette, textures that can be used. i was mostly inspired by the iridescent bugs.

 bug colours.
 sock colours.
 all together.

so, then i moved on to other parts, such as the screen print. i'm very proud of those designs, imagine using them for silk ties, blazers, scarfs...

i'm feeling especially good about this one:
maybe i'll do something with it in the future...

and that's mostly it. there are a few more things, but i'll drop them later. some of the techniques were very interesting as i said again and again. i would love to do more of mechanical knitting, maybe i'll try to track down a machine for that...
i'm kinda happy with how it turned out but if there is one thing i found out on this course is that the speciality in textiles is not for me. there is no actual final product, you can always add more. i would prefer to make use of the fabric, make costumes, sew with them... i guess i'll do everything :].

i hope you enjoyed that, let me know what you think.

love,

qofr.

btw: socks are coming tomorrow, i can't find the notebook.

12.1.15

week 19

hi!

sockabrate returns!

 remember your first drawings? 
the sky is always blue, sun's yellow
and in the corner and you have squiggly lines as birds.
why not put them on your feet?

 i know it's a religious holiday but i like
the idea of the three kings.
put on some solid crowns,
ideally in different colours in the pack.
oh, maybe i would sell them
in threes so you can have different 
combinations?
like three different colours for a king each!

 i don't even know,
this looks more like sand in macro shots
than any type of rocks.
but imagine this as a print rather 
than knitted.

 for a couple of days (nights to be honest)
i've been obsessed with this type of illustration,
lots of lines.
it results in two nights per page but worth it.
and it would look great actually knitted.

 i wish i could draw the pits better.
the idea is a sea of apricot with pits inside.

i don't know why but when i think of people,
i mostly think of eyes.
as eyes are the window to the soul, glasses
would be a bit of a mirror. peculiar
people would probably have extraordinary
eyes and glasses.
a bit psychedelic too.

this is just the simplest thing.
i think a pure blank sock in the pair
would be great.

sorry for the mild delay, other things happening!

hope you liked this post,

love

qofr

9.1.15

birds of paradise

hi!

a while ago i realised that i have some posts that i started to write or have photos for but never actually posted. most of the time it's just to late for them to be relevant (i'm horrible with timing, as we all know). but i want to post them anyway.
so very originally i want to start a 'whenever-i-feel-like-it' throwback thursday series.

we start with a summer antwerp post. as you know, the main thing i wanted to see there was the 'birds of paradise' exhibition at momu (website: momu). i loved this exhibit, it was everything i hoped for it to be. i've used feathers and bird themes a lot, still do. those animals are a bit magical to me, all the colours and, come on, they can fly! like, on their own! i'm very inspired by mcqueen's designs but i wanted to discover new ideas by others.
there were some historic pieces, like feather fans used by the belgium royal family
a uk based artist, kate mccgwire, she uses common
birds' feathers, like pigeons and crows, on some sort of frame.
the shapes are very organic, and beautiful.
i know it's out of focus, the lighting there wasn't very good for photos,
but look at the colours!
it's the famous marlene dietrich's swan feather coat!
and mcqueen's oyster dress!
chanel classic, in birds.
look at those intricate designs!

the exhibit featured works from chanel, yves saint laurent, dior, balenciaga. but there were also some less know names, belgian local Ann Demeulemeester. if you want to know more, check here: wmagazine.com and blog.momu.be.

it was one of the best exhibitions i've ever seen and this comes from a person who has seen a fair share of v&a works, also the best ones. i even bough the book, rarely do that, they are heavy! i might do a master post of feather history, it's very interesting from what i know. let me know what you think :]

hope you enjoyed this,

love

qofr