• Imagen 1 Handspun Yarn Worsted Weight 100% Angora Chain Ply, 3 ply
    Here you have natural 100% pure white French angora rabbit yarn. Softer than cashmere, 7 times warmer than sheep wool. $86

Graphic Design for Film & Television

When most people think about graphic design jobs, they envision working in marketing or advertising, doing websites, logos, and creating promotional materials for print or digital.

Being a graphic designer for film and television, I would work on everything from props to set pieces, to the typeset on a dove tail banner. A graphic designer on a TV or film production is responsible for creating any graphic pieces outlined in the script. They also create promotional materials, like movie posters and digital content.

In my case working with Paramount, Touchstone, and Warner Brothers on multiple films I entered the set design department as an independent contractor and answered to the set designer. I worked remotely which was really something in the 2000's. I study historical periods to ensure the designs that are created are as real as possible. The idea is to achieve total immersion for the audience and for the actors on set, who use these prop pieces to get into character.

In a nutshell it's about moving the plot forward, and creating a compelling atmosphere through carefully designed visual solutions. 

Graphic Design work for film, includes The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Finding Forrester (2000), The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) for a full list of production work nancytranter.com





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BRIOCHE BABKA CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT recipe by @paul.hollywood

The chocolate babka recipe from Great British Bake Off. I was intrigued by this recipe because it called or only one proofing session. NY style Babka calls for 2 it can even be as long as overnight. I loved this recipe by @paul.hollywood The singular rise with the addition of instant yeast worked great and this will be the new recipe moving forward for the family. For those of you who aren't familiar, chocolate babka is an enriched bread that's plaited, stuffed with chocolate, and can be filled and topped with all sorts of sweet things like hazelnuts, streusel, and more. It's A BIG DEAL in New York City.

#christmas #christmasbaking #GBBO #britishbakeoff #brioche #pastry #pastrylove #pastryaddict #pastrygram #homemadebrioche #briochelove #babka #chocolatebabka #babkalover #winterbaking #covidbaking #homefortheholidays #baking #readyforbakeoff #greatbritishbakingshow




Dyeing with Wild Goldenrod

purchase this yarn at my store nancystoreonline.com
Goldenrod dye vat with mercerized pima cotton yarn and Pearl Ex. Here in New York, goldenrod matures and blooms from July to October. I carefully harvest the flower fronds, trying not to pick too many leaves or stems in the process then gathered enough to fill my dye pot 3/4 full. 

I used for the mordant aluminum acetate and the a tiny rust (iron) from the bottom of the enamel vat, perhaps making it a little hint of green. We will see what it looks like when finished. I use a 10% by weight-of-goods proportion of alum to cotton, checkout tutorial on mordanting by Botanical Colors it has a great tutorial on mordanting.  1 teaspoon of Pearl Ex Interference Gold check out the video so sparkly. I kept it on the stove to a simmer (not a boil unless you want a deep russet color) for 3 hours.

Soaked my mercerized cotton overnight in tap water room temperature. I placed it in the simmering vat for 1hr making sure it was mostly submerged. After an hour I removed and used the towel dry method for the yarn let dry, then rinsed 3 times, created a soak bath for 1/2hr with cedar essential oil, rinsed again toweled dry and hung up to dry. The Pearl Ex is still visible after 4 washings. Goldenrod definitely brought the sunshine it came out great.

#goldenrod#flowers#wildflowers#fall#autumn#naturelover#nature #forest #woods #woodland #solidago #floral #herbal #herbalism #natureheals #naturescure #wildflower #autumn #fall #autumnvibes #autumnequinox #fiberarts #handdyedyarn #artyarn #yarn #handspun  #pantone #knitting #cotton #yarn #fiberarts #weaving #makersmovement #spinner 





 


Rainbow Spiral Cookies (Gluten Free)

These colorful swirled cookies will take your sugar cookie game to a whole new level! They are made just like a jelly roll cake. All you do is roll and slice away.

Ingredients
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp. confectioner's sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups of one to one gluten free flour baking mix (I get mine at nuts.com)
rainbow non pareils
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple food coloring

1. Mix together granulated sugar, confectioner's sugar, and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the egg and vanilla extract. Set both bowls aside.
2. Beat the butter with an electric mixer until pale light and fluffy. Add the sugar mixture and whip until you know their are air bubbles -light and fluffy. Gradually add the flour and mix until just combined.
3. Divide the dough into 2 balls and set one ball aside this will be your white spiral. Divide the other ball into 6 pieces and dye each the color of the rainbow or any color combo you see fit.

4. Create two layers. the uncolored dough on top of a silicone sheet rolled out into a 10 x 12 inch rectangle. Roll each colored ball of dough into a long sausage shape and line them up  on another silicone sheet 10 x 12 inch. Gently press together and place another silicone sheet on top. Roll out into a rectangle. Stack the sheets and put in fridge for 1 hour.

5. Remove uncolored dough silicone top. Flip the rainbow dough on top of the uncolored dough. Trim the edges. Position the dough with the long edge facing you and roll the dough away into a spiral. Wrap with silicone sheet or plastic wrap and place in freezer for one hour.

6. Slice the dough into 1/4 inch thick slices and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325*F for 15 minutes, until the edges are golden. Cool for a few minutes and enjoy.


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Free Face Mask Pattern


Here is a face mask pattern it allows you to use elastic or ties to secure it in place and you have the option of inserting a P2.5 filter between the two layers and adding a wire nose guard. This PDF download is the easiest version to sew. Click on the picture to the right to download PDF. Please hit the like button for my facebook page in the left column if you like or use this pattern.


















Materials:
  • Two 8″ fabric squares for outside of mask
  • Two 8″ fabric squares for inside of mask
  • 1/4″ elastic
  • wire
  • filter (optional)
  • fabric marking tool
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • printed face mask pattern 


















































Face mask instructions:


  • Cut out inner and outer face mask pattern pieces on the solid lines.
  • With fabric right sides together, pin pattern pieces to fabric or just trace cutting lines onto fabric. Cut out inner and outer face mask pieces.
  • With right sides together, sew 1/4″ seam along the inside center face mask pieces. Repeat for the outside center face mask seam.
  • Cut notches into the curved seam allowance just sewn or use pinking shears to trim curved seam allowance. This will reduce bulk and help the seam to lay flat. Gently press to one side.
  • Turn under 1/4″ along the short side edges of the inner face mask and press. Stitch in place.
  • With right sides together, pin inner and outer face mask pieces along upper edge, matching center seam. Stitch using 1/4″ seam allowance (backstitching at the beginning and end).
  • Turn right side out and press seam, extending 1/4″ fold along the outer face mask edge.
  • Top stitch in place 1/8″ from folded edges.
  • Turn under 1/4″ along the short sides of the outer face mask and press.
  • Fold this edge again (5/8″) so that it meets the pencil line and press.
  • Transfer solid casing line (1 1/2″ from raw edge) onto the wrong side of outer face mask pieces using marking tool.
  • use a 1/4" elastic for around the ears cut 2, 6-8" lengths (depends upon size of ears), place elastic inside of casing and stitch along the inner folded edge, creating a casing for elastic or ties.
  • insert P2.5 filter I buy mine on ebay
Yes, some of that fabric is Dolce and Gabbana and Cavalli ;) They are in my shop nancystoreonline.com
#facemask #covid19 #DolceGabbana #D&G #facemaskhomemade #covidfacemask #covidfashion #covidfacemaskchallenge #cavalli

Rose Clay, Charcoal, Goats Milk Spa Bar

Rose Clay and Activated Charcoal are great soap ingredients for several reasons. They have great purifying qualities and introduce beautiful natural coloring to your melt and pour soap.
Rose Clay is a very beautiful clay that adds a dusty rosy pink color and gentle exfoliation. Clay can be added to Melt & Pour Soap up to 1 tablespoon per pound.  The easiest way to add Clay to your Soap is to mix it with a small amount of rubbing alcohol prior to adding it to your Soap Base. Creating a smooth liquid with the clay and rubbing alcohol will help keep the clay from clumping when you add it to the Soap; the rubbing alcohol will evaporate out.
Activated Charcoal has so many cleansing and purifying properties. With charcoal, a little goes a long way. 1 teaspoon should be plenty tret it the same way using a small amount of rubbing alcohol until it disolves
For a great skin nourishing soap, I used goats milk soap base a proprietary blend from Brambleberry. Goat milk contains a certain fatty acid that helps skin prevent the moisture loss and its PH is similar to that of human skin. If you want to receive all the benefits of goat milk in melt and pour soap, Goat Milk Melt and Pour Base is your best bet. If your using Rose Absolute you would not want to waste it in the heat up process during saponification. The oil is too precious and expensive to just burn off. This soap has a lot of skin-loving ingredients that are perfect for facial skin. However, everybody’s skin is different! Some may be more sensitive than others. I would recommend trying this bar on your face and seeing what you think!
To make this soap you will need:
56 ounces Goats Milk Melt & Pour soap
1/2 teaspoon Activated Charcoal
1 tablespoon Rose Clay
12 mL Rose Otto Essential Oil 
12 Cavity Rectangle Mold
Start by cutting up your goats milk soap base into small cubes. I have learned that keeping the cubes small and evenly sized will help make the melting process go a little more smoothly – pun intended! When you have all the soap base all cubed, divide the base.
Put the small soap portion in the microwave for intervals of 30 seconds and stirring in between. This will allow the soap to melt evenly without scorching. The goal is to get a nice smooth melted soap base without over heating. 
Divide the soap into three portions: plain goats milk, rose clay, and charcoal.
Use a very small bowl and measure out 1/2 teaspoon of activated charcoal into the dish. Add rubbing alcohol until it’s well hydrated and easy to mix (up to 1 Tablespoon). Using the mini mixer or small wisk, carefully blend the charcoal to break up any clumps and get a smooth liquid consistency. Set that aside. Use the same technique for the rose clay. 
get your mold ready mist with rubbing alcohol and pour 
Once the entire tray has completely cooled and hardened, you can carefully unmold it. 

Pantone color of the year 2020 Classic Blue 19-4052

Handspun CLASSIC BLUE Art Yarn Beaded, Rose Sapphire, dk to Light worsted 247 yards - free shipping. This yarn is so rare and unique it is made mostly of Rose fiber it is very similar to bamboo in appearance and feel. It is a new cellulose fiber made from rose bushes, it is environmentally friendly, green eco fiber. I hand dyed this shade of blue to represent that special time of twilight. a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk. It also has glass beads crochet into it. 

Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience.

CLASSIC BLUE Art Yarn is a one of a kind yarn that I carded and spun. The dkweight varying to worsted weight yarn looks amazing in finished products! Handspinning and carding is a slow craft technique which results in the yarn looking very different from a machine made yarns. Coordinating hues in of Brilliant Blue, Royal Blue, whites, aqua, and black. Hints of Miyuki glass beads in blue. Firestar and Glitz create a metallic effect. This Yarn is soft.
Its made out of rose fibre 55% flax 10%, viscose 10%, faux cashmere %10, merino wool 5%, firestar 5%, glitz 5%. I would use this for projects close to the skin or outerwear.You can purchase this yarn at my store https://www.etsy.com/listing/797748199/handspun-classic-blue-art-yarn-beaded 


      

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sources: leatrese eishman,  Laurie Pressman, procato

Houndstooth Shawl


#weaving #houndstooth #artyarn #homespunyarn #yarn #iceyarn #shawl
English Houndstooth, French "Pied de poule", Dutch “Hanevoet”is one of the most classic patterns for fabrics. Whether on a scarf, coat, skirt, purse, chair, blanket, or umbrella, the houndstooth never seems to go out of style. If you have it in your wardrobe, you will have a piece that will always be fashionable, at least in pattern. Although the pattern must have been known for centuries, it was made famous mostly by Christian Dior and is still frequently used in many variations. It is a non-exhaustible source of inspiration for fashion designers.I am using a 24" rigid heddle loom for this oblong shawl; however, the houndstooth pattern may be created in the same way on many other types of looms. You should only need to adapt it to your loom’s particular warping method. Weaving the Houndstooth is the process of creating a fabric from 2 perpendicular thread sets. One set is called the warp (vertical), the other the weft (horizontal). The weft thread crosses either over or underneath the warp threads and the precise about rule where to cross over and where to cross underneath determines the weave type of the fabric thus made.This weave is the simplest version of houndstooth – a 2×2. This size is also known as pinwheel and puppytooth. The addition of Reindeer antler buttons are supplies from my Sami bracelets inspired from Swedish Lapland. 


Vector Design AI file Middle Eastern Motifs Digital download (1 File) Adobe Illustrator, Vector Format

 

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Vector Design AI file Middle Eastern Motifs Digital download (1 File) Adobe Illustrator, Vector Format
https://www.etsy.com/listing/775720955/vector-design-ai-file-middle-eastern

INCLUDED WITH THE PURCHASE OF THIS LISTING: Vector Design AI file Middle Eastern Motifs (Digital File) Collection contains everything you need to start creating beautiful serpentine arabesque designs. Perfect for logos, posters, print advertisements and on the web. Complex complementary color palette. The Borders and frames have a unique design, and can easily be adapted to fit any rectangular or square shape. All designs are 100% vector and have editable strokes which allow you to change the weight/thickness of the lines.

--- FEATURES: - contains 14 vector designs

- High Resolution 800 dpi scalable vector format
- 300 DPI for photographs
- AI format Adobe Illustrator required or compatible software that would accept an AI file
- 3.7mb file size

copywrite law: You are not allowed to claim this file as your own or resell the files. Can be used for Commercial reasons .

The licensed asset can appear in up to 5,000 end products for sale:
-Up to 5,000 physical or digital end products for sale
-One business social media account owned and managed by the licensee
-Unlimited physical advertisements for local markets
-Digital paid advertisements with unlimited impressions
-Broadcast and streaming for up to 500,000 lifetime viewers

Cannot be used for: -Native apps, web apps, or games 

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Lane Cake an American Classic

lane cake
The history of the Lane Cake is an American colonial cake from the south circa 1800’s.  This cake is mentioned in the book To kill a Mocking Bird. This is a modified gluten free version by me
Cake Batter Ingredients
3  cups sifted gluten free vanilla cake mix brand nuts.com
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
3 eggs
3/4  cup of water room temp

Filling Ingredients
8 large egg yolks, 150 grams
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, 250 grams
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (65 to 67°F) /1 stick, 115 grams
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup bourbon or brandy /4 ounces/115 grams
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup finely chopped raisins, 145 grams
1 cup finely chopped pecans, 115 grams
1 cup grated coconut, preferably fresh, 90 grams (optional)
1/2 cup finely candied pineapple, 115 grams
1/2 cup finelydried apricot sulfur free, 115 grams

Boiled Frosting Ingredients
1 cup granulated sugar, 200 grams
1/3 cup water, 80 grams
2 large egg whites, 60 grams
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:
Position a rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F (325°F for a convection oven). Grease three 9- by 1½-inch round springform pans, line the bottoms with parchment paper or wax paper, grease again, and dust with flour.
To make the batter: stir together the gluten free mix, oil, eggs, and water.
Divide the batter equally between the prepared pans. Bake until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean and the cake springs back when lightly touched, 20 to 25 minutes for 3 pans
Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to wire racks and let cool completely, at least 1½ hours. The cake can be wrapped and stored at room temperature for up to 1 day.


To make the filling:
Place the egg yolks in a 2-quart saucepan and lightly beat. Add the sugar and beat until smooth. Add the butter and salt and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until thick enough to coat the back of the spoon and almost translucent, about 10 minutes. Do not boil.
Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the bourbon and vanilla. Add the raisins, pecans, and, if using, coconut and pineapple. Let cool, but do not chill before spreading.

To assemble:
Arrange a cake layer on a serving plate and spread with a third of the filling, about 1 cup. Top with a second cake, spread with half of the remaining filling, and place the third cake layer on top. Spread the remaining filling on top. Place in a covered container.
To make the frosting:
In a small saucepan, stir the sugar and water over low heat until dissolved. Stop stirring, increase the heat to medium-high, and boil until it reaches the soft-ball stage and registers 238°F on a candy thermometer.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the egg whites on low speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Add the salt or cream of tartar, increase the speed to medium-high, and beat until soft peaks form, about 1 minute.
In a slow, steady stream, beat in the hot syrup. Add the vanilla and beat until cool.
For a 3-layer cake, spread the frosting over the sides of the cake. If not serving on the same day or for leftovers, store in the refrigerator covered.


source: recipe- nancy tranter, history- gil marks

Collage and Ideasthesia in Painting

A playful combination of empathy, surrealist automation, and ideasthesia

Collage #4
acrylic, ink
on masonite 8" x 12"
2010

 

nancy tranter

 

The Crown


 It's no mystery that graphic designers wear many hats to get the job done. I fell into a side hustle of jewelry design and after sometime taking care of a 8 and 10 year old princess crowns became a big thing. So I got to thinking and before you know it partnered up with a factory called CAFINE and created one.  Introducing the ELIZABETH crown. A new product which was created in collaboration with CAFINE Factory. We created some vintage style baroque crowns inspired by Northwest European culture. Gold and diamond Swarovski crystal crown. The tiara is suitable for weddings or other celebrations, princess, pageant, bridesmaid. Absolutely fabulous crown. Has a great weight and a lot of sparkle! A truly stunning tiara full of beautiful detailing with varying sized crystals. Timelessly elegant, and breathtakingly gorgeous piece using the best materials available very high quality. nancystoreonline.com

The Countess of Computer Repair turning geek into chic everyday


















Broke down graphics day - all the charging cords died had to build a Frankenstein swapping parts all around, playing with soldering tools and triple checking the polarities. So glad it works. I wonder if I can stick computer repair under my resume at the very least I can maintain my equipment in a pinch. Certified apple OEM Guts, cords from Hong Kong. Countess of Computer repair turning geek into chic everyday nancytranter.com for graphic design #womencomputer #womenengineering

43 of the Best Print/Web Design Books You Should Read

my new favorite

 

 

https://medium.com/@valkyrie8411/43-of-the-best-web-design-books-you-should-read-91dd1462d49

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