Art

Stamping Fabric

Thought I’d share my project with the world in case other burners want advice.  This is reposted from Facebook.

So, there was this screenprinting ink that came with some kit from Michaels. I bought only the ink with one of the 50% off coupons, as it was about $7 for a tiny bottle. I think the key might be the stamp bit. I took a sheet of that “Foamies” junk and cut out the shape, then glued to a stiff board. It’s still not as nice as I would like. I think I’m going to try to get a fabric pen for touchup. Maybe make a second one and use an Exacto knife to cut out the man in the middle of the crab. This one was done by taking a pin and poking holes in the pattern I wanted.
UPDATE:
I bought a couple of fabric pens, which are kinda crap, but they DO work to color in the little man and make him stand out more. If anyone else were to try this, I’d tell them to use a paint brush, as the pens don’t give very nice definition. Also, I’m going to try to be green and use some of Herb’s t-shirts and hit up Yesterday’s Rose for more T’s.

HOW I DID THIS:
So, there was this screenprinting ink that came with some kit from Michaels. I bought only the ink with one of the 50% off coupons, as it was about $7 for a tiny bottle. I think the key might be the stamp bit. I took a sheet of that “Foamies” junk and cut out the shape, then glued to a stiff board. It’s still not as nice as I would like. I think I’m going to try to get a fabric pen for touchup. Maybe make a second one and use an Exacto knife to cut out the man in the middle of the crab. This one was done by taking a pin and poking holes in the pattern I wanted.

UPDATE:

I bought a couple of fabric pens, which are kinda crap, but they DO work to color in the little man and make him stand out more. If anyone else were to try this, I’d tell them to use a paint brush, as the pens don’t give very nice definition. Also, I’m going to try to be green and use some of Herb’s t-shirts and hit up Yesterday’s Rose for more T’s.

UPDATE 8/8

T-shirts were on sale at the thrift store.  Only 75 cents a piece!

What, Where, When Events Online

Here is a direct link to the 2010 Burning Man event schedule.

Our very own BloodyMaryLand Liquid Breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday morning from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.

You may also want to check out the theme camps and art installations to see what is generally going to be on the playa this year.  I especially like the Mant Farm and the Nowhere to Nowhere Monorail.

Also note that Kinetic Cab Company is one of the 2010 Honorarium Art Installations.  BloodyMaryLand will be participating in their event,  The Great Black Rock City Kinetic Sculpture Race and Treasure Hunt.

2010 Art Installation by the Sober Free Society

Fog Gun Cometh

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It was pricey and took a while to find, but I finally have the 1973 booklet that details how to make a working mist shower (dubbed a “fog gun” by Buckminister Fuller). The book has lots of testing details on various nozzles and configurations so with any luck I’ll actually be able to build one this year.

Artwork travelling to the burn

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From: Vislay, Donald J.
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 10:27 AM
Subject: Our Little Artwork is Going On a Trip

Hello, Fellow Ping-Pongers and Flossers!I have taken the liberty of embellishing Our Little Artwork for a trip to Burning Man this weekend. My crazy-a** coworker Zenon (already sporting purple hair in preparation for the week in Nevada) will be hand-carrying the attached piece and offering it up on the playa when they torch the big guy. I didn’t want to mess up the Ping Pong so I’ve only sent this to the four of us who have worked on the piece so far. I’ve included your names and states to give you credit for your contributions to this way-cool artistic exercise, and I hope you approve.A little bit of each of us is going to Burning Man!Don
 

Help Build the Basura Sagrada

The creators of this year’s temple need your help. The 2008 Temple, Basura Sagrada: (http://www.basurasagrada.org), is seeking materials and financial support to make the project happen. Those of you who went in ’06 only, or who have never been, missed out on the grandiose designs of years past. There is a 3-D rendering of the 2008 temple below that makes me think this year’s temple is going to be amazing. Please consider donating some personally inscribed cardboard cutouts from the provided templates, requested pieces of large junk (practical only if on the west coast), or moulah to the project. How big will it be? The creators say “If all goes as we hope, the entire temple space should be somewhere around 70 feet high and 120 feet wide.”

P.S. Yeah, I know I posted something about this already.  It’s such an easy way to help out other burners, I thought it was worth reiterating.

American Dream Machine Idea – II

What it is:

Okay, back to the American Dream Machine. Here’s an idea. Take the hair dryer and dress it up to look real cool and sci-fi like. Tell people they can put their heads in it and by adjusting the knobs on it they can psychically hear the American Dreams of people at burning man.

How it works:

Buy a pair of large style headphones, rip the speakers out and instal them into it. Attach a mixer to the front and disguise it to look frankenstein-like. Buy 3-4 cheap old ipods. Record random snippets of American Dream sounds onto the ipods. To half the number of pods needed record the snippets in mono and have different tracks for the left and right channel. All of us can contribute whatever we think would be cool and I can mix it all up. Then have all the ipods playing into the device (4 pods = 8 tracks of random sounds and snippets). People can play with the mixer to run thru the various sounds. Very unlikely they’d heard the same thing twice. The biggest challenge might be to make the mixer not look like a mixer and be a truly fun device to toy with.

If you want to be really interactive invite people at the burn to record THEIR american dreams in one of our RVS and we add it to the mix.Obvious challenges include keeping the ipods charged.

A visual component to this would be cool but much more expensive and challenging.

If we did do 8-tracks it would also be cool if they had “attributes”. A few that come to mind are:

  1. Money – Trump yakking, Game Show Fabulous prizes, wall street reports, etc.
  2. Fame – Sports arenas, rock concerts, politicians speechs
  3. The White Picket Fence – green acres is the place for me…
  4. Sex/love – Tooo easy. (Each of us has to turn in a recording of themselves having an orgasm?)

Others?

2008 Temple Details, Call for Junk

The 2008 Temple has been dubbed the Basura Sagrada, and they are looking for your trash to add to it. They are accepting things both small and large, and are also asking for donations. Read on.

From the JRS (Jack Rabbit Speaks) newsletter:

The 2008 Temple will be built by Shrine and Tucker, who did the Tasseograph Tea Temple “in 2007, and it’s called BASURA SAGRADA (“sacred trash”), a reference to Antonio Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

http://www.basurasagrada.org

Tucker writes:

“We are extremely humbled by this opportunity and hope to create a temple worthy of the name. The responsibilities that come with a project like this are incredible, but we are happily moving forward. Burning Man has been generous in their support of this project, and yet we know that it will take much more to realize the vision. If this is truly to be a temple for the community, then we need your help to make it happen. More than that, we want you to be involved!