Urban Alchemy

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

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And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.


-Chris Orbach: Jane


I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings



I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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what was once black, is now red.

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First photo is after the first coat of enamel. Second and third photos are
after the third one.

Supplies for 2 steps out have been ordered. Next thing I need to repuncture
any small holes that have been covered by the enamel, go downtown and get
some flat black paint, and touch up the INSIDE of the egg in the spots where
the red has gone through. Yeah that could be tricky but I have to get it
done.
29th Apr 2009, 23:50   | tags:,,,,

this has been some journey!

29th Apr 2009, 23:53

Caine says:

Moving into crucially delicate territory. Doing a whole body cross for you. It looks great - put a bunch of pillows down now in case it drops. x

29th Apr 2009, 23:55

bronxelf says:

it's actually stronger now that it's got all that enamel on it, so Im not overly concerned. MUCH more concerned about those interior touchups.

29th Apr 2009, 23:56

Caine says:

Yeah, the interior is problematic. Still, the only thing I can think of is to break some brushes at the ferule so they can be angled.

30th Apr 2009, 00:04

Euphro says:

This might seem like a silly question, but is it easier to drill once it has been coated and enamelled?

30th Apr 2009, 00:05

bronxelf says:

I may just carve up a fireplace match or a chopstick.

30th Apr 2009, 00:05

bronxelf says:

No. It's harder. Because there's now a coating on the shell, when you try to drill into it that coating tears, raggedly.

30th Apr 2009, 00:06

Viv says:

nearly there!

30th Apr 2009, 00:07

bronxelf says:

Yes. Lots of steps to go though. Need to do the interior touchups next and then...

On with the gilding.
Really, I mean that.

30th Apr 2009, 00:09

Euphro says:

Yes, now that you say it, it's obvious that would happen. It's looking great, by the way.

30th Apr 2009, 00:27

beth says:

looking good

30th Apr 2009, 00:30

bronxelf says:

I'll go tomorrow and get some flat black to do those touchups. That will be the tricky part.

30th Apr 2009, 00:31

bronxelf says:

Hand paint. if id sprayed it it would have ruined the inside.

30th Apr 2009, 00:59

Dhamaka says:

it's looking fantastic

30th Apr 2009, 06:46

Tori says:

It looks to be coming along very nicely.

30th Apr 2009, 06:51

Rich says:

fuck

I'm not sure I can take the tension.

I would be thinking that I'd finished if i've got this far.

Mentalist!

30th Apr 2009, 11:34

Stacy says:

so... why did you paint it black only to paint it red? All will be revealed in time, or something less obvious?

1st May 2009, 23:17

bronxelf says:

Both. But I can tell you. I dyed it black because I needed the INTERIOR of the egg to be black. This is (by far, believe me) the easiest way to get it that way. However, dyeing the egg black meant both the interior and exterior were black. I didn't need the OUTSIDE to be black, just the inside.

I needed the outside to be red.

It's being gilded in 22k. Just waiting for the supplies to arrive. I needed the red as a basecoat for the gold leaf.

1st May 2009, 23:20

Stacy says:

Gotcha. Couldn't tell from the images if the inside was black or white, and the photos of the one that broke looked like the inside was white...

2nd May 2009, 01:49