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Analog 365 Project Day 174

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Bathroom montage. In a subtle way I wanted to show off my new “Pickles” jar my friend Zoe gave me! Shot indoors with flash.

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Analog 365 Project Day 172

 

 

 

 

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I was feeling inspired to try an Andy Warhol-esque pop style multiple exposure image. There is only one can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup, I shot one exposure with a dark blue flash gel, another exposure with just the plain flash and then a third exposure with a yellow flash gel. The result is cool, but not as trippy as I had hoped. I’d like to play around with this concept more for a future day.

 

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Analog 365 Project Day 164

Recently I went to the Photographers Adventure Club‘s Phoenix Monthly Meeting at Epiphany Studios. The meeting featured a guest, internationally renowned Wedding Photography, Melissa Jill.

Melissa Jill talked about how to get and loyal following on your blog as well as shared a few of her experiences as a photographer and how she started her business. I hope to keep the blog experience for you guys refreshing and interesting with some of the great tips I learned!

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At the end of the meeting there were prizes raffled off, Scott of Tharn Photography, was with me and we each went home with prizes! My prize was this spiffy travel cup from Smug Mug. Scott won the coolest prize, a snazzy little camera bag from Think Tank!

All in all it was great catching up with local photographers, getting lots of great info from Melissa Jill and of course, scoring some sweet prizes to boot. Thanks to PAC organizer, Nick, for a fun (and educational) night out!

365 Photo Specs: The photo of the Smug Mug cup was shot indoors with flash and pale violet flash gel since I was using a solid white background!

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Analog 365 Project Day 62

Day62 Sunday was another awesome Coffee, Cookies and Crafts event featuring amazing artists, designers, creatives, bakers, businesses and more! We had so much fun!

They day was a bit overcast so I made sure to use my flash for this shot. The subject is one of the amazing robot sculptures by Voigt Metal. I used the flash, but forgot about the flash gel again (d’oh!) I think the red would have popped more without it.

I definitely am going to start taking my camera with me on all of my adventures. I even switched out my purse for a messenger bag that can fit multiple cameras! The first rule of Lomography after all is: Take your Lomo with you wherever you go!

 

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365 Project 24, 25, 26

Thankfully sketching can be done lying down, from the comfort of my couch. I feel really icky today, but found some energy to draw in between naps.
This first picture (Day 26) is a reworking of the “zombify” logo from the makeup jar sketch from the other day. I can’t decide if I like 2 eyeballs in the gooey words or not.

This second sketch (Day 25) is for yesterday, since I didn’t feel up to drawing. It’s a zombie punk girl eating the heart of her date. Just in time for Valentine’s Day.

This final sketch is Day 24’s. I drew it on the 2nd but didn’t have the energy to take a picture and post it. She sort of looks like Draculaura from the Monster High series, but it wasn’t my initial intention.

To keep my fluids up Frankie Stein lended a hand in making me some raspberry vegan jell-o…
And now I think I’ll take another nap.
Hope you all are enjoying your week!
Stay Spooky,
Gothcupcake

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365 Day 4 and Vegan Sneakers!

My Gothmas gift from the s/o came in the mail today! My vegan sneakers from MooShoes. I’m really chuffed that this particular pair of Macbeth’s even say “vegan” right on the sneaker!

I also love that these ones are all black and have super cushion-y insoles (and song lyrics printed under the insoles!!) I can’t wait to wear these tomorrow ^_^

For day 4 of my 365 project I’m really having great fun drawing these spooky lasses! I’m also really digging the silhouette in this sketch and the cute little bat!


It’s late and I’m too tired to post the muffin recipe tonight, but I will be sure to post it soon…promise!

Stay Spooky,
Gothcupcake
P.S. Yes, those are khaki pants, I was too excited to change out of my normie work uniform before taking a picture of my awesome new sneakers ­čśŤ
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365 Day 2 PLUS Cupcake Recipe!!!!

Here is my sketch for day 2 of my 365 project. I like drawing tentacles and I saw this great picture of a woman with an octopus on her head that inspired me to draw a woman with tentacles for hair. I may play with this idea further as I also think it ties in nicely with my cthulhu women.

Many of you asked for it on facebook, and after bringing them into work I got many requests for the recipe from coworkers too! So here is the recipe for Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes! Tweaked slightly from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s wonderful book Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World.

Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients

1 c. non-dairy milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar (white vinegar works too)
1 1/4 c. wheat flour
1 c. granulated sugar
2 Tbs cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder (I was out so I subbed 1/8th tsp baking soda+1/4 tsp cream of tartar)
1/2 tsp baking soda (If you use the baking powder substitute still add this too!)
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c. olive oil (or Canola oil or pretty much any vegetable oil so long as it isn’t flavored)
20 drops red food coloring (I actually substituted purple)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350F and line cupcake pan with liners.
2. Whisk together the non-dairy milk and vinegar. Set aside to curdle.
3. Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa and baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl.
4. Add the olive oil, food coloring, almond extract and vanilla extact to the curdled non-dairy milk. Whisk to combine. Gently fold in and mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until there are no large lumps.
5. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full to give room for the cupcakes to rise. Place in your preheated oven and bake 18 to 20 minutes checking with a toothpick for doneness.
Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Ingredients
1/4 nonhydrogented margarine, softened (NOT melted)
1/4 c. vegan cream cheese, softened (Tofutti is vegan and tastes great!)
2 c. confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
*2 Tbs water (This is optional, and only used if your frosting turns out a bit too dry)
Directions
1. Cream together margarine and cream cheese until just combined.
2. Add confectioners sugar in 1/2 c. batches. (This step is easier with a handheld mixer, but I just mixed by hand with a wooden spoon!)
3. Mix until smooth and creamy, then mix in the vanilla extract. Keep tightly covered and refrigerated until ready to put on your cooled red velvet cupcakes!
Stay Spooky,
Gothcupcake
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