Lusiana dot NET http://www.lusiana.net Lusi's wonderful weblog Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:45:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Making a Batik Painting http://www.lusiana.net/?p=810 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=810#respond Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:37:43 +0000 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=810 This is a short video to explain some of the materials, tools and processes I used to make a simple Batik painting.

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Monster in the Forest – Animation http://www.lusiana.net/?p=789 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=789#respond Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:14:01 +0000 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=789 During my art course I had to make a Stop Motion Animation.

The Stop Motion technique involves taking lots of pictures of a scene while the “actors” move around it. The photos are then linked together to create a movie.

This technique is most famously used by animators such as Aardman Animation

In my movie the actors are small plasticine models and the scene is a simple forest scene which I painted for this project.

I used a simple digital camera on a tripod to take a series of still photos. In between each photo I moved the characters slightly so they played out the story.

Once I had my images I uploaded them onto a computer and converted them from JPEG image type to GIF image type. I then linked the pictures into an animation. I used GIMP software for all the image manipulation.

The story goes like this:

Turtle and Deer are going for a walk into the forest.
They see Mrs Duck who is having her morning swim.
They stop to say hello.
Turtle see’s a monster coming out of the forest.
Mrs Duck is very afraid because this monster eats ducks.
Deer is also afraid but only sits down.
But Turtle is very brave. He runs to the edge of the pond and jumps in.
He chases the monster back into the forest and saves Mrs Duck.

Click the image to watch the movie:

Monster in the Forest

Monster in the Forest

Now I look back at my work and consider the scene and the characters I have some points I think I could improved on: I think I made the scene too dark, and in some cases the colour of the characters is also dark and similar to the scene. And also the characters are quite small in relation to the overall animation image size. These points combine to make the animation less clear than it could be.

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My Ragi (tempeh starter) has arrived! http://www.lusiana.net/?p=774 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=774#respond Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:54:36 +0000 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=774 tempeh-starter

Tempeh Starter Yeast (Ragi)

Yeay! My tempeh starter pack has arrived!

 

As I posted on the 3rd April I requested a small trial pack from tempeh.info

Well amazingly it got to me in the UK from Belgium after just 4 working days – impressive service…

So today I will start (again 🙁 ) the process to try to make tempeh…  say hello to the water soya beans!

The tempeh.info web site has some details about to do it which are not the same as the one I used in my other failed fermenation efforts. There are books about making tempeh and I thought about getting one, but for this time I will follow the instructions from the ragi supplier exactly.

I’ll let you know how it turns out in a few days!

 

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Trying to make “tempe” http://www.lusiana.net/?p=749 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=749#respond Sun, 31 Mar 2013 22:55:22 +0000 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=749
Tempe Goreng (fried tempeh)

Tempe Goreng (fried tempeh)


I love tempe… my husband loves tempe!
So I been trying to make tempe with some ragi (tempe starter culture) I got from a friend last time I was in Indonesia

But altho I had several goes its not success at all 🙁

So I will to get fresh ragi from this company who make Tempeh Culture and try again.

They seem to have a professional appearance and claim to have good results.

I will update again my blog again when I receive my starter kit, and tell you again about results when I’ve tested it.

 

Tempeh Starters and Books on eBay

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Yakso Organic Tempeh 175 G (Pack Of 6)

Yakso Organic Tempeh 175 G (Pack Of 6)
Current price:
£24.47
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Yakso Organic Tempeh 175 G (Pack Of 6)
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Yakso | Tempeh | 5 x 175g

Yakso | Tempeh | 5 x 175g
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Yakso | Tempeh | 2 x 175g

Yakso | Tempeh | 2 x 175g
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£8.42
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Yakso | Tempeh | 3 x 175g

Yakso | Tempeh | 3 x 175g
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Gold Jewellery http://www.lusiana.net/?p=711 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=711#respond Sat, 17 Mar 2012 22:11:20 +0000 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=711 Because of the softness of pure (24k) gold, it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry, altering its hardness and ductility, melting point, color and other properties. Alloys with lower caratage, typically 22k, 18k, 14k or 10k, contain higher percentages of copper, or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy. Copper is the most commonly used base metal, yielding a redder color.[15]

Eighteen-carat gold containing 25% copper is found in antique and Russian jewelry and has a distinct, though not dominant, copper cast, creating rose gold. Fourteen-carat gold-copper alloy is nearly identical in color to certain bronze alloys, and both may be used to produce police and other badges. Blue gold can be made by alloying with iron and purple gold can be made by alloying with aluminium, although rarely done except in specialized jewelry. Blue gold is more brittle and therefore more difficult to work with when making jewelry.[15]

Fourteen and eighteen carat gold alloys with silver alone appear greenish-yellow and are referred to as green gold. White gold alloys can be made with palladium or nickel. White 18-carat gold containing 17.3% nickel, 5.5% zinc and 2.2% copper is silvery in appearance. Nickel is toxic, however, and its release from nickel white gold is controlled by legislation in Europe.[15]

Alternative white gold alloys are available based on palladium, silver and other white metals,[15] but the palladium alloys are more expensive than those using nickel. High-carat white gold alloys are far more resistant to corrosion than are either pure silver or sterling silver. The Japanese craft of Mokume-gane exploits the color contrasts between laminated colored gold alloys to produce decorative wood-grain effects.

 

Unique Style Polki Indian Gold Plated Earrings Wedding Wear Jewellery

Unique Style Polki Indian Gold Plated Earrings Wedding Wear Jewellery
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Unique Style Polki Indian Gold Plated Earrings Wedding Wear Jewellery

Unique Style Polki Indian Gold Plated Earrings Wedding Wear Jewellery
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Unique Style Polki Indian Gold Plated Earrings Wedding Wear Jewellery

Unique Style Polki Indian Gold Plated Earrings Wedding Wear Jewellery
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Elegant Women Stainless Steel Engagement Small Gold Hoop Earrings Jewellery

Elegant Women Stainless Steel Engagement Small Gold Hoop Earrings Jewellery
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gardening http://www.lusiana.net/?p=623 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=623#respond Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:23 +0000 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=623 GARDENS
20090324 Flowers in garden
  • 20090324 Flowers in garden
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    ♥♥♥ Lusiana Collections Shoes ♥♥♥ http://www.lusiana.net/?p=601 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=601#respond Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:18:31 +0000 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=601 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
    ♥♥♥ My favorite collections of shoes ♥♥♥
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    1. 22- Ralph Lauren Lace Up Ankle Boots
    2. 21-Stretch ankle boots
    3. 23- BLUE DENIM SLIP ON SHOES
    4. 24-Fashion Ankle Boots Lace Up
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    Protected: PRIVATE PHOTO ALBUMS http://www.lusiana.net/?p=576 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=576#respond Mon, 13 Apr 2009 22:43:37 +0000 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=576

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    My Bags Collections http://www.lusiana.net/?p=558 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=558#respond Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:42:45 +0000 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=558

      ♥♥♥ B A G S ♥♥♥


    A bag (or a purse) can be made of paper, cloth, plastic, leather, or some other flexible material.

    A bag is used for packaging and/or carrying items.
    For the latter a bag may have one or two handles; a shoulder bag has a strap to carry it on the shoulder (the bag is either carried on the side of the shoulder carrying it, or the other side). A rucksack has straps to carry it on the back. There is also be a string bag, with two strings which go over the shoulder and can be used as the fastening as well.

    A bag may be closable by a zipper, snap fastener, etc., or simply by folding (e.g. in the case of a paper bag).
    Bags vary from small ones, like purses (e.g. as an alternative to putting small objects in pockets of clothing) to large ones for use in traveling like a suitcase.

    See my bags collections

    1. 070911_Louis Vuitton Ladies Bag
    2. xxx
    3. xxx
    4. xxx
    5. xxx

    see other bags

     

    Women Lady Evening Clutch Bag Bridal Wedding Shoulder Handbag Purse Party Golden

    Women Lady Evening Clutch Bag Bridal Wedding Shoulder Handbag Purse Party Golden
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    £0.99
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    Seller: eBay

    Women's Be You Linen Blend Trousers White Ladies Size 8 New in Bag

    <div>Women's Be You Linen Blend Trousers White Ladies Size 8 New in Bag</div>
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    MENS LADIES WOMENS GENUINE LEATHER HOLDALL TRAVEL GYM SPORT FLIGHT OVERNIGHT BAG

    MENS LADIES WOMENS GENUINE LEATHER HOLDALL TRAVEL GYM SPORT FLIGHT OVERNIGHT BAG
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    £69.89
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    MENS LADIES WOMENS GENUINE LEATHER HOLDALL TRAVEL GYM SPORT FLIGHT OVERNIGHT BAG

    MENS LADIES WOMENS GENUINE LEATHER HOLDALL TRAVEL GYM SPORT FLIGHT OVERNIGHT BAG
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    ♥♥♥ High Heeled Shoes (Sepatu hak tinggi) ♥♥♥ http://www.lusiana.net/?p=551 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=551#respond Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:00:39 +0000 http://www.lusiana.net/?p=551 &#9829
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    High-heeled footwear
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    High heels is footwear that raises the heel of the wearer’s foot significantly higher than the toes.
    When both the heel and the toes are raised equal amounts, as in a platform shoe, it is not considered to be a “high-heel”
    However there are also high-heeled platform shoes.
    High heels tend to give the aesthetic illusion of longer, slender and more toned legs.
    High-heels come in a wide variety of styles, and the heels are found in many different shapes, including stiletto, pump, block, tapered, blade, and wedge.

     

    Irregular Choice Size 7 Women's High Heels 4 Inch

    <div>Irregular Choice Size 7 Women's High Heels 4 Inch</div>
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    Womens High Heels Pointed Toe Slippers Summer Suede Pumps Pumps Sandals Shoes Sz

    Womens High Heels Pointed Toe Slippers Summer Suede Pumps Pumps Sandals Shoes Sz
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    Womens High Heels Pointed Toe Slippers Summer Suede Pumps Pumps Sandals Shoes Sz

    Womens High Heels Pointed Toe Slippers Summer Suede Pumps Pumps Sandals Shoes Sz
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    Womens High Heels Pointed Toe Slippers Summer Suede Pumps Pumps Sandals Shoes Sz

    Womens High Heels Pointed Toe Slippers Summer Suede Pumps Pumps Sandals Shoes Sz
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