SIMPLY NERDILICIOUS IS BACK!

I am back with a new blog.. new format and contents, enjoy!

NERD WEDDING IS A THING

Find out about what happens when geeks fall in love...

MY ART

some of my newest paintings

26.7.14

Painting #1



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I have been painting quite a bit lately, I really need to paint more but these are my first efforts and I am pretty satisfied with them.
they are acrylic and wax pastels, I am taking inspiration from materials and shapes mostly.

24.7.14

AAAAAND... I'M BACK!

Hello dearies!
After a long long long time I have decided to revive my old blog.

This is partly an exercise in perseverance and partly because I wanted to find a place to show the things I do.

I want to be a lot more creative and I am really working on it. I am drawing a lot, and I hop e to get my hands dirty on crafts and sewing a lot more, soon.

The blog has a new structure and features:

- I will feature posts in the picture slide header and you can find these posts also under FEATURED
- The menu  MY_ART will take you to my drawings, sketches and crafts
- The menu REVIEWS will take you to my short revirew of my favourite tv shows, books or people. I have so many talented friends that I want to have some interview with them.
- IT/EN/DE » I will try to  write the posts in 3 languages, but the main language will remain English, but the menu will make it easier to  navigate through the posts.

I will add links and feature with time and post the updates.

Happy blogging!

Nerdily yours,
Indil ♥

#nerdwedding is a thing



Is there a more perfect way to re-open my blog than talking about a very nerdilicious Love?
I don't think so.

And this is serious business... I have two friends (well, more than two actually), but this two friends in particular who are going to get married next year.

 ((these are my friends - cute, aren't they?))

"YAY!", you'd think "Why should I care?" you ask me. Because  the are both geeks who are trying to organize a nerd wedding, BUT they are penniless and in Italy the economic situation being what it is they are looking for sponsors to sponsor their wedding who would help them with products, services or publicity.

I know this is a thing already in the US and the Anglo-Saxon world, but it's quite new in Italy and they are looking for support, they already have some pretty neat stuff, like Chessex  sposoring D20s as a gift for the guests.

They are Claudia and Marco aka Daka and Dark, hence the name of the blog they created for their wedding: DIperDI. (It's mostly in Italian but they have a page in English and they are happy for every for of support)

I met Claudia on a Tolkien-related online forum about 11 years ago and we shared that passion ever since, so when they posted about their wedding I figured I wanted to help with the little skills I have.

So I figured I could make something out of fabric and I came up with the idea of making Coats of Arms for them, their House Banners. I am going for something fantasy-like for her and something sci-fi-y for him and also a banner for the new family once conjoined.

I have been sketching a couple of drafts and I will post them after I checked with the happy couple.
I am very excited about this, it is actually my very first commission.

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I'll keep you posted!
Nerdily yours,
Indil

22.7.14

Good News as Yule Presents!

Hi everyone!

Though I failed in creating my daily crafty Adventskalender I still have mede some things and I bring good news.
First!
On December, 15th The Impossible Girl by Kim Boekbinder was released. And I am listening to it in this very moment!

It is an amazing record, which comes with amazing art for every track.
I've been waiting for it for so long and now I am super happy and satisfied! It's just great!
You should definitely check it out :

HERE

or

HERE

It also comes with all kind of goodies: t-shirts, posters, cards, and - NEW! - a new cosmetic line from Sweet Libertine, inspired by The Impossible Girl!!!!

The Impossible Girl has the form of two eye shades and a glitter, available:

HERE

What are you waiting for???



Second!

I said there are some news.. and here they are.

I have a job!!! w00t!

Yes, starting from January I will work in the Tourist Office in Hinterzarten, a village in the Black Forest Highlands (South Germany), and I'm totally glad! I have been doing an internship in the Tourist company for the last 6 months, and I'm happy that I have been employed now because it means I have done a good job untile now and that everyone was happy about my work!

Mum told me she didn't want to talk to me the night dad told her I would stay in Germany to work. I can understand that. She knows I want to do this and it's a great chance for me, and she's happy for me, but I can understand that it makes her somehow sad, since I won't be going home that often anymore..

And yes, today though it's Sunday, I'll have to take some Italian journalist to ourr gorgeous Christmas Market and I will probably freeze to death.. I really haven't found the right winter shoes yet! damn it!!

Third!

It comes in the form of a sewing project.
It's actually a no sew man shirt recon: I had founf a tutorial on CutOut+Keep this summer fr this super easy project.. and no wI have two shirts and I have tried it. it's fabulous!

You basically need to button up two shirts together and then tie the sleeves on your back, and voilà! (Click on the image to enlarge)


You can find the original Tutorial: HERE.

On Tuesday I am travelling back to Italy to spend Christmas with my friends and family!

Nerdily yours,
Indil ♥

Zipper Flower Brooch/Pendant


MOAR ZIPPER BROOCHES!

It's vey hard to work with zippers but I like them so much!!And i think I'm getting better with every piece.

This I will use as a pendant, as I need to buy new pins to transform it into a brooch but I think it 'd do a nice effect, a little steampunk-retro feeling.




I believe I improved, though you can still see some of the thread in the front image, But that's because I chose a very light thred at the beginning which I then changed.

have a nice evening everybody!

Zipper Brooch


here's my new baby!!
you've probablt noticed I'm really into brooches more than ever!!

this one is something I wanted to do for a long time, and now I've finally come back at my parents' home where I have all the sewing stuff.. sewing machine and all sorts of materials and fabrics!! YAY!!! =)

I introduce you my zipper brooch, made from a 60 cm long zipper and thread.
very simple materials, but it's complicated to twist it and give it the right shape, so it took quite a while to end.
I haven't decided yet if I'll make an actual brooch out of it or a belt or some hair accessoire, I don't know yet.

Big credits for the inspiration goes to this girl: Skwarynia at BurdaStyle.com




I haven't got the chance to put the watermark on these, but please don't steal them.. or the art theft ninja will punish you!!

I know that the back is still a bit messy, and you can see the stitches in some parts, but I like the way it turned out being the first attempt.

=)

Nighty Night! ♥

8.12.10

Paintjoy - an Android application.

Hi everyone!

I actually meant to start this month with a creative Adventskalender, that is to say to create something everyday until Christmas. If you don't know what an Adventskalender is, you can google it and find loads of information, but it is essentially a countdown from the first day of December to Christmas's Eve, typical from Germany, where you have like 24 small windows with chocolate or small gift inside. Everyday you have to open the window relative to the day (they're numbered) and fin something new - without cheating!! ~ which, given my love of chocolate, is not that easy ~

I meant to, but things happend which stalled me. so I made only some works for some days.. mainly drawings, and I'm working on a bag.

The thing is ~ hence the title ~ I downloaded this free app for my phone: Paintjoy.
I have recenly bought an HTC Wildfire which runs Android and now I have experimented this app.

my fingers are not really tiny and the canvas are quite small in this free version, so the results are limited, but I must admit I am quite satisfied with what I achieved.
Here are some drawings I have made:

(( first is the Nerdilicious Nerdy Man - I like how it turned out.. it was the second try I think, a bit sketchy but I could not not show him here ))

(( second is one art nouveau ispired female character. could be a self portrait, it is not actually. I experimented with flowing lines - which I adore drawing ))

((third is a random female character. I wanted to try my chubby style on this app. the round shapes I like so much are a bit limited by the canvas size and the size of my fingers but I'm rather satisfied with this one ))


In conclusion, the app is fun to use, but not ideal for "art". Well, probably who wants to create art this way shall use a tablet device like an iPad or something. Rita Flores is an artist who paints on an I pad and does some amazing stuff, you can check her stuff at her homepage here: [ l.i.n.k. ] or you can follow her on twitter @ritaflo.
Another thing you may need to create art is obviously some artistic talent and technique, both things in which I lack, but then again.. I'll never claim to be an artist in this respect.

have a nice evening/day all,
hugs,

Indil ♥