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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:52 pm

kaicrown, I wish I was talented like you in drawing instead of dreaming. That's a fine lookin' design.

I'm finally making myself a long vest to replace the one I lost in the dust. (On the way to the M&G). No pattern. Just a concept and plenty of time. Pin it, try it on, snip snip. It will be glorious.

Then I need to sew the tent, make a coat and circus big-top and finish my swag pile. How many days left?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:37 am

Ratty wrote:kaicrown, I wish I was talented like you in drawing instead of dreaming. That's a fine lookin' design.

I'm finally making myself a long vest to replace the one I lost in the dust. (On the way to the M&G). No pattern. Just a concept and plenty of time. Pin it, try it on, snip snip. It will be glorious.

Then I need to sew the tent, make a coat and circus big-top and finish my swag pile. How many days left?
And how many people wish they were talented like Ratty? Huh? Cause it ain't zero!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Mr. Just Right » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:06 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
kaicrown wrote:Worked on this design for my group. Pacific Northwest Burners.
Next to make decals, a flag, ect. Glad I work at a print shop!
Dang, do you take orders over the internet and send them off, or strictly local?
Oh yeah, we ship all over the globe. Shoot me a message on my email and we can talk. kaicrown@gmail.com.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:37 am

Hi Crypto, I had this BIG plan. I designed a painting in my head. It was magical and mesmerizing. I contacted The Artery so I could put it up on the outside of Center Camp. The 4' by 8' canvass was an ambitious project for me. I'm no painter and I can't draw but with several months I was determined. I explained to them that the snarky wit and wisdom of these boards is only enjoyed by a very few.

You'll love this..........the theme was 'Eplaya'. My painting was a landscape with a fence running down the middle and reaching far, far into the distance. One side was underwater with fish and such. The other side had bikes and round rocks. Everything was inscribed with quotes from eplaya. The fence was on fire. The smoke spelled 'Eplaya'. There was a hill in the distance with the man, (burning). A double or make that a triple rainbow. Birds and angels singing praises etc....etc....

They were going along with me. Then they told me I had to make it 8' by 8'. I agonized and then bailed. I don't have any area to work on that size and I finally realized I can't draw, paint or depict anything other than stick figures. So if you know any stick people I would be happy to paint them. Now the pressure is off and I can do what I know how. Sew, build, dream.

You have to admit though, It would have been something.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:58 am

Ratty wrote:Hi Crypto, I had this BIG plan. I designed a painting in my head. It was magical and mesmerizing. I contacted The Artery so I could put it up on the outside of Center Camp. The 4' by 8' canvass was an ambitious project for me. I'm no painter and I can't draw but with several months I was determined. I explained to them that the snarky wit and wisdom of these boards is only enjoyed by a very few.

You'll love this..........the theme was 'Eplaya'. My painting was a landscape with a fence running down the middle and reaching far, far into the distance. One side was underwater with fish and such. The other side had bikes and round rocks. Everything was inscribed with quotes from eplaya. The fence was on fire. The smoke spelled 'Eplaya'. There was a hill in the distance with the man, (burning). A double or make that a triple rainbow. Birds and angels singing praises etc....etc....

They were going along with me. Then they told me I had to make it 8' by 8'. I agonized and then bailed. I don't have any area to work on that size and I finally realized I can't draw, paint or depict anything other than stick figures. So if you know any stick people I would be happy to paint them. Now the pressure is off and I can do what I know how. Sew, build, dream.

You have to admit though, It would have been something.
Dammit! You should have cloudsourced it to us...

Actually, you can draw. Maybe not enough to do something so ambitious in the time allotted, but you can draw. Start with doodles, stick with it, and find your style.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:08 pm

May I steal the fence on fire motif?

I can't draw worth shit, but I can paint in an abstract style.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:26 pm

You have my permission, AntiM. Art is stealing. It doesn't matter, we all put our natural shape onto our work...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:39 pm

Antim, I would love for someone to paint or draw any part of what I can only imagine. Crypto, Sure I can draw. I can copy things. I can probably even paint but a weight was lifted when I decided not to do that thing. I'm much happier working in my element.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by trilobyte » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:46 pm

Or do the piece in sections. 8x8 is just two 4x8s. When we did 40' of mural for our camp last year, we did it in 10' sections. If your design has a fence running down the middle you've already got a natural divider that will help with the process.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by trilobyte » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:48 pm

That's an awesome design, kaicrown, congrats!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:01 pm

Ratty wrote:Antim, I would love for someone to paint or draw any part of what I can only imagine. Crypto, Sure I can draw. I can copy things. I can probably even paint but a weight was lifted when I decided not to do that thing. I'm much happier working in my element.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Mr. Just Right » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:39 am

Bunch of decals I made for gifting. More to come!
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Post by Oldguy » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:26 am

travel hammock, anorak, rubber bib overalls (bright yellow), hula-hoop (wrapped with tape), tan bucket hat, 6 ft. X 15 in. rigid wall collapsible pool, psychedelic kite, 2 sleeved blankets, set of watercolour brushes, set of tubed watercolors, 50 sheet tablet of newsprint 24"X 18", pepper-spray w. UV marker, 1 liter spray bottle, trailer tail-light kit, dried fruit tray, next-book tablet, extra large moisture lock training pads, psych meds, 120"X72" plastic pool cover, zippered twin mattress bag, brown Stetson brush poppers crease, Barry-Okee party microphone/ loudspeaker, and a large pickup sized windshield reflector...whew. :coffee:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:44 pm

Pepper spray? For what?

Tom ordered this bad boy yesterday for our camp :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:12 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:Pepper spray? For what?
"Real" weapons aren't allowed, and you'd be amazed what kind of assholes turn up even at Burning Man.
I had one try to hijack my mutant vehicle one year... got tazered for the amusement of the tazer-er another time while driving my M/V - let's just say the Captain didn't react well to that... plus a few other incidents. The Rangers aren't going to do anything but watch. The cops are never where you need them. You pretty much have to take care of yourself!
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Post by Drawingablank » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:50 pm

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:24 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:
tattoogoddess wrote:Pepper spray? For what?
"Real" weapons aren't allowed, and you'd be amazed what kind of assholes turn up even at Burning Man.
I had one try to hijack my mutant vehicle one year... got tazered for the amusement of the tazer-er another time while driving my M/V - let's just say the Captain didn't react well to that... plus a few other incidents. The Rangers aren't going to do anything but watch. The cops are never where you need them. You pretty much have to take care of yourself!
Wow I had it easy then last year. Nothing happened.
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Post by TT120 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:46 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:Pepper spray? For what?

Tom ordered this bad boy yesterday for our camp :)
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Post by clocksnmirrors » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:52 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:"Real" weapons aren't allowed, and you'd be amazed what kind of assholes turn up even at Burning Man.
I had one try to hijack my mutant vehicle one year... got tazered for the amusement of the tazer-er another time while driving my M/V - let's just say the Captain didn't react well to that... plus a few other incidents. The Rangers aren't going to do anything but watch. The cops are never where you need them. You pretty much have to take care of yourself!

holy crap! now i have to figure out where i'm going to tuck a canister of pepper spray on my naked person....

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:47 pm

If you're real nice, and ask nicely, maybe TamaraKay will crochet you a pepper-spray belt...

(Okay, I'm not really volunteering Tamara. I just like the idea of a crochet pepper-spray belt...)

And yes, there are dangerous people at burningman. I know of two serial rapists who've gone, and the fact that one is dead and the other is in prison doesn't mean that I think there aren't any more.
I remember one year someone tried to knife someone during the temple burn...
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Post by Savannah » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:50 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:
Captain Goddammit wrote:"Real" weapons aren't allowed, and you'd be amazed what kind of assholes turn up even at Burning Man.
I had one try to hijack my mutant vehicle one year... got tazered for the amusement of the tazer-er another time while driving my M/V - let's just say the Captain didn't react well to that... plus a few other incidents. The Rangers aren't going to do anything but watch. The cops are never where you need them. You pretty much have to take care of yourself!

holy crap! now i have to figure out where i'm going to tuck a canister of pepper spray on my naked person....
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by tattoogoddess » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:52 pm

theCryptofishist wrote: I remember one year someone tried to knife someone during the temple burn...
We're they playing free bird?
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Post by clocksnmirrors » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:32 am

Savannah wrote:If magnets stick to your helmet, there might be some opportunities there . . .
ok you just opened up a world of possibilities for some kind of helmet based "blaster" or space ray gun.....


this reminds me of the old batman tv show with his wacky utility belt

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Post by TomServo » Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:54 am

theCryptofishist wrote:I remember one year someone tried to knife someone during the temple burn...
Soo...Daggers are out of the question?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:25 am

TomServo wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:I remember one year someone tried to knife someone during the temple burn...
Soo...Daggers are out of the question?
I am not qualified to answer that question. Maybe start with yggy. Or the llc, rather than the board.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by Ratty » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:16 am

I'm a shameless fiend for swag. This is what I'm bringing to gift.

Totally useless little coconut men on a handy clip.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:20 am

I like 'em.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by AntiM » Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:40 am

Huzzah for the coconut men!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by trilobyte » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:25 pm

On the subject of defensive weapons...If you've got a legitimate question about weapons at the event, send a note to playainfo@burningman.com with details of what you feel you need to bring in order to feel safe. The folks who man that address will route it to the right people.

Speaking personally, the only defensive 'weapon' I'd ever recommend is something designed to temporarily incapacitate someone (like pepper spray) - never something that would cause serious injury (like a dagger). Overall though, I can't say I've ever felt unsafe out there (either in the city itself or out in deep playa) and can't imagine that I'd ever arm myself. I could see a potential need for some (especially if they're involved with conflict resolution or securing big art/vehicles).

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Post by unjonharley » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:31 pm

the knives that are in the camp kitchen will pass muster..

Item for today.. tune up old hickory ( my cane )

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