Friday, March 6, 2009

{Feelin' Lucky: Day 6 - blulima}

BluLima - Sharon
Etsy shop: http://www.blulima.etsy.com

Item
An 8x10" print featuring metallic gold, aqua blue, royal red and black inks. Titled - "On gossamer wings"

Bio
Sharon is a 37 year old Histotechnologist from Nebraska (she makes microscope slides for Veterinary Pathologists.) She has a BFA in sculpture and art history and has done everything under the sun-from ceramics to welding to glassblowing and now is addicted to printmaking. She's married to an amazing guy who runs his own business (with help on the books from her), Coffee Emergency, and is a master coffee roaster. Yum! Together they are raising two kitties and a very agreeable Wire Fox Terrier named, Otis. Sharon's only desire is to have more time to create the ideas that flood into her mind and the unlimited energy it would require.

Favorite Materials
paper, paint, canvas, found objects, photocopies, coffee, steel, copper, rust, junk, ink, graffiti

To win the unique print, leave a comment answering the following:
What is the most creative use for duct tape you can think of?
Mine is a prom dress - which I have seen! A girl from my high school wore a duct tape (and electrical tape) prom dress and her date wore the same type of tux - it was one of the coolest/weirdest things I have ever seen!!
BTW - There is even a scholarship contest associated with Duct tape prom wear!
winner will be announced March 13th

27 comments:

KB said...

My daughter had a school project this year called the "sugar baby". The 8th graders had to duct tape a 5 pound bag of sugar, decorate it as a baby, name it, then take it to school and care for it for a week. We bought lots of bright colored duct tape for the project and had a ton left over. My daughter and her friends made the cutest bracelets with the left over tape!

Faith said...

Working in costuming/wardrobe means you find MANY creative uses for duct tape - the best one I've had personal experience with is having to tape back a male actor's... ahem... personal business so that he could play a female character with VERY revealing clothing. That was an interesting day on set.

Becca said...

I can't top Faith's comments :-) but I use duct tape around my horse's hoof when he loses a horseshoe, so his hoof won't get ragged edges. It's like a broken fingernail. The tape works well!

Leslie Hoggatt said...

My brother has made a duct tape wallet before and uses a lot of different colors. They seem to hold up really well and he can just throw it away when he's tired of it and make a new one.

angela said...

i saw a duct tape purse that i thought was really cool looking...and also hear that they use it at beauty pagents to get the maximum cleavage!!!

felicia said...

Remove lint from clothes!
http://thezac.com/ducttape/

She Became A Butterfly said...

2 years ago when i moved into my condo, i always had big black ants that came in thru the top corner of my shower. so, last summer, i taped it with duct tape and never had visitors again!

she
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emily@silvermaple.com said...

My friend kaylee wants to be a costume designer and she says she can make personal mannequins of the actors by wrapping duct tape arounf a t-shirt.

Katherine said...

I had a hard time thinking of something that no one else has said so I googled the thought! I found this one which I like because it's something I never would have thought of: Tape it on the back of finished puzzles that you want to hang up/save. It allows it to stay together and be flexible at the same time!

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Allen said...

Tape the mouths shut of everyone on TV reporting about the economic meltdown... I swear, they are just making it worse.

Tricia said...

I made a wallet years back. But currently I am using it to keep a diaper on my almost 2 year old otherwise he tears it off!

Heather said...

I remember seeing high school prom dates make a dress and tuxedo out of duct tape. Sweet!

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Tj and Amy said...

I think one way is to make a Clothes line
So you are camping and your kids got soaked and you don't want to take home wet clothes. Make a clothes line out of trees and duct tape. Find two trees that are close together. Wrap duct tape around the first tree and while your heading to the second tree, twist the duct tape so it forms a rope. Then walk to the other tree and wrap the tape around that one.
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Briann and Shaun Neeley said...

My friends sister actually used the colored duct tape and made a purse/messenger bag! It was so cute and colorful!

jeanine said...

I"ve seen people make ties out of duct tape.

Darcy said...

My 5-yr-old son just went to a Hannah Montana-themed birthday party. They covered up toilet-paper rolls with colored duct tape and stuck a ball of foil in one end - instant microphone. Totally cute.

I feel the need to tell you that my word verification word is: ableworm. It's inspirational, seriously.

Jefftexas said...

The most creative use I've ever heard of for duct tape was in an emergency situation-a farmer found one of his cows injured from a coyote, he was miles away from help so he used to duct tape to "stitch" up the wound until he could get the cow back to a veterinarian.

Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful print! Good luck everyone, Jeff

Natalie said...

My friend made a straight-jacket out of it. Really interesting.

JeansandTs said...

I'm gonna fix a new 52" HDTV with Duct tape.

lawyergirl said...

Before I learned to sew, I used duct tape to hem my pants...gotta love college

jilldaisbrenne said...

I've seen loads of duct tape wallets and bags and such....and when I was young, my mom used it to hold her broken glasses together until new ones arrived.

Sweet Tea and Mascara said...

My mom duct taped a piece of are bumper back on when I was in middle school. I made her drop me off in the parking lot...

Alan D said...

You can use duct tape to repair rips/holes in clothing. THank you.

Jim said...

I took several colors of duct tape and wrapped the front of a cardboard mask form, then trimmed off the excess. I cut out holes for the eyes and nostrils, attached elastic to the back and voila! A great mask for this year's Mardi Gras party.

abnsigoslady said...

Welllllll.....while prepping to travel to China last year, we were advised to bring a roll of duct tape. I couldn't figure it out. Then, while reading on a chat room about China adoptions and travel, the duct tape mystery was solved. We were told to put duct tape over any open soar or scratch or cut on our bodies before taking a shower while in China. Crazy. Something about keeping the yucky water off of the wound. Luckily, no gaping wounds for us. I would not like to have to rip that tape off of my hairy skin...ha.

KristenH said...

The most creative use of duck tape I can think of is to use it to cover holes you might have in furniture like a table or to use it for a pair of shoes. I think you could make a cool pair of shoes out of duck tape. Maybe a pair of earrings as well. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.
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Allen said...

I received my print from BluLima today!! What a nice treat -- I love it! Thank you so much Sharon... and Southern Flair. You girls are the best!