Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tutorial Creating a Pillow Lining for Curing Polymer Clay !

So this blog post is the first in returning to my intended purpose for it, which is to share my art, and occasionally useful information, like tutorials.  Other than my basic perspective and philosophy about art, this particular blog will focus on topics related to my art which is mostly mixed media art sculpture, and doll art.  I write on four other blogs, with bleak mystique retired.  Dicky B. Haven is also an art related blog, but it delves into ontology, and Further Dispells, in that blog I write about anything; current events, both alternative, and mainstream news, there are no sacred cows or taboo topics, so in that blog you'll get my rational perspective of issues and subject matter often viewed with much bias. Bias is a precognitive unconscious state of mind, and to overcome your own biases is concurring your unthinkable, conquering your unthinkable does lead to reason, a strong argument can be made for reason, as an expression of enlightenment, I would strongly side in that camp, and leave my views about it in my other blogs. 

So this blog is a tutorial for making a pillow lining for glass baking dishes to cure polymer clay sculpture.  First of all I prefer glass with and without a liner for curing polymer clay.   Prior to making one of these I baked my figures or sculptures on a bed of polyester batting laid inside of the baking dish, and that can lead to problems first and foremost the loose polyester batting fibers do stick to polymer clay during the curing process.  From experience I know some polymer clay sculpture requires propping of some kind, and it can be useful if you want to avoid flat shiny spots on your artwork to use polyester stuffing or batting.  I find it particularly useful when making doll bust, and limbs, or fully sculpted figurines.  Creating propping pillows gives you the same benefits of using polyester batting without loose fibers sticking to your work, or melting as a result of falling to the floor of your oven.   The oven I use is a gas kitchen oven dedicated exclusively to polymer clay, I do clean it regularly, the last time I cleaned it I notice some of the fibers in the batting had made their way down to the floor of the oven and melted to it, they were easy to removed from a clod oven, but that could still pose a health or fire hazard so I decided to make the following changes the tutorial explains.

Materials List for Tutorial
 1.1/4 - 1/2 yard  100% cotton fabric, cotton and silk blend suiting can work also, but I recommend inexpensive bleached or natural unbleached 100% percent preshrunk muslin.  If you buy it new, I recommend machine washing and pressing it prior to using it for this project. You can also recycle almost any woven 100% cotton fabric.  Knitted cottons like tee shirt material has too much stretch for this project I don't recommend it.
2. A marking pen, you can use a ball point pen or fabric marking pen,  trim all the pen lines off anyway during the cutting.
3. Shape scissors / shears for cutting fabric. 
4. 3-5 ounces of craft store polyester stuffing, poly-fil™ is a brand name, but this is the material in most pillows, and modern plush toys. 
5. You'll need you baking dishes, to trace. 
6. A sewing machine.

Steps 1-2 
Step 1.  Lay your baking dish edge down on your fabric and trace all the way around, with marking pen, I do this to one layer of the pressed fabric.
 Step 2.  After I've traced the baking dish, I fold and double the fabric, then cut the block of doubled fabric from the rest of the yardage, I repress the fold at that point.
Step 1-2

Step 3. Since the baking dish has glass handles which extend about 1 1/4 of an inch at the center on both ends, I laid the baking dish back down and just marked from where the hands extends, then used a ruler to make a new trimming line, the seam allowance for this project is 1/2 inch, and the thickness of glass must be accounted for, the thickness of the glass is 1/4 inch.   
Step 4.  Trim all the way around, and cut where the new trimming line is, you won't need the handles in the tracing of your baking dish.

Steps 3-4


Step 5.  With right sides together after cutting out the fabric, I have used pins, then laid the fabric into the baking dish, I didn't make any alterations, didn't need to.  

Step 6.  I have adjusted the sewing needle on my sewing machine for a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  Sewn all the way around,  leaving one end open, about the length of a handle.   After I sewed the seam I pressed, and trimmed it down to 1/4 inch, then I set it back down into the baking dish
  
 
Steps 5-6
Step 7.  I cut out wedges two on each of the four corners, depending on the fabric 2-4 just on each of the corners will be enough, I pressed the seam after sewing , prior to turning the lining pillow right sides out.   The entire project took only about 20 minutes even stopping to take the pictures, in fact writing this tutorial is taking longer than the actual project. I left the iron on the during the time I was making this to press properly.
Step 8.  Turn right sides outs, I use a wood sculpting tool to push out the seams, press again.

Steps 7-8

Step 9. Once the right sides are turned over, I filled with poly-fil, the density should be about 1-1/2 inches of thickness all across the inside of the pillow.   In order to insure an even layer of poly-fil I pounced the pillow against the corner of the desk, and agitated the filling between my hand palms facing one another say in a clapping motion, but kneading like dough instead, one I had enough poly-fil, I used a preset over-edge strait and zig-zag combo stitch to close the opening. 

Step 10.  I have used these pillows for the last 2 months, and I've found them to be wonderful, I've used them on small figurines, one of the things I noticed is that during the baking process the plasticizers, and mineral oils used to suspend the molecules of polyvinyl stain the fabric.  The figurines I've been baking have been solid clay, and I bake them for up to an hour without problems.  It was interesting to notice this phenomenon, I don't know if it effects the quality of the sculptures when those mineral oils exit the sculpture in the curing process, but I've notice stronger more resistant sculpture, with the consistency and density of a silk stone barbie.  I've also watched several videos on You Tube regarding some glazes becoming tacky or sticky over time with the charms made from polymer clay.  It may be due to the fact that when cured a small amount of the minerals and plasticizers remain saturated in the clay some do evaporate, but not all.  This baking method gives those mineral oils, and plasticizers an exit during curing, laying paper towels under the work might have the same effect too.   I'll write another blog about the issue later if I need to.  
Steps 9-10 The baking dish has a  13 x 9 interior.  Original sculpture by Alan G. Jong


Hope You'll enjoy this Tutorial, and Thank You, Best Holiday wishes, and endeavors.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

What Fails You ? \ & Boundary Relative Applied Metaphysics™




Say for instance consciousness, or consciousness'es, are root drivers in the contemplation of time, time of course being subjectively speaking; novelty of intelligence.  Boredom is its opposite resulting in various mental states of ignorance.  Sometimes the causes of boredom, are preconditioned, or adaptations of which both can be psychological blocks created in time, experiencing life.  Fixing those type of problems is simple.  When the causes are the result of financial burdens, or interpersonal abuse, both physical, or verbal, the only remedy is to exit the situations, that create those types of stressors. That is not always an easy thing for people to do, especially when there is material dependency in the  relationship.  Metaphysics are the individuals transfers and use of information, from a subjectively subjective state, to an objectively objective state, everyone uses this phenomenon in their every day life.   An individual can be conscious (cognitive) or unconscious (precognitive) in how they use metaphysics in their everyday life. Metaphysics is ultimately the exchange between informationally subjective realities, and the physical objective reality.   Most individuals rely on social conditioning, and therefore metaphysics is a subconscious relationship between their individual mind, and physical world, including their own objectivity.   
 Most of the language related to the metaphysics I describe in the psychology program, is rooted in psychology, and of coarse some of this will also relate to physics, specifically, the branch of science derived from astronomy related to gravity, these are dialectics of reason, based on subjective objectivity, indicative of  its root, which is of course astronomy.  In the historical record the language, and understanding streams from the 17th century, and from around the time of  Johannes Kepler.   The importance of metaphysics has remained undebated and unaddressed.  Understanding of metaphysics is lost in translation, by, and through the degrees of precognitive (unconscious) programming, or cognitive (conscious) knowing.

In other worlds trusting the wrong people and ideas, especially those of a collectivized prospective. Being precognitive until now, made me susceptible to Psychological Hypnosis™ programming.  The following is one example of from my very own core resisting, what was a violation of my own self-determinism.   Art for me in this case was therapy to process out Hypnosis. This song was written by Berry Gibb of the Bee Gees & Madonna,  
"You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be
You're frozen
When your heart's not open
You're so consumed with how much you get
You waste your time with hate and regret
You're broken
When your heart's not open
Mmmmmm, if I could melt your heart
Mmmmmm, we'd never be apart
Mmmmmm, give yourself to me
Mmmmmm, you hold the key
Now there's no point in placing the blame
And you should know I suffer the same
If I lose you
My heart will be broken
Love is a bird, she needs to fly
Let all the hurt inside of you die
You're frozen
When your heart's not open
 If I could melt your heart" 

Anyway, the way I recommend reading any lyrics is to not personalize the projection in any way, That specific song can be written out this way, 

"I only see what my eyes want to see
How can life be what I want it to be
 I'm frozen
When my heart's not open
I'm so consumed with how much I get
I waste my time with hate and regret
I am broken
When my heart's not open
Mmmmmm, if I could melt my heart
Mmmmmm, we'd never be apart
Mmmmmm, give myself to you
Mmmmmm, I hold the key
Now there's no point in placing the blame
[And you should know I suffer the same
If I lose you]

" My heart will be broken Love is a bird, she needs to fly
Let all the hurt inside of me die
I am frozen
When my heart's not open
 If I could melt my heart"

Anywhere generalized wording exist in lyrics, "and you should know I suffer the same",  that is a subjective subjectivity, but more so than that it is a lie. Whatever a persons heart is, it is not for a very impersonal Madonna to melt, and the work I did was a resistance to those lyrics. In reality how I view it now, it's a reflection of the content in her, not Me.  Everyone has the key to their own Mind, Body and Soul.  A Women like Madonna can't have mine, ever.  In order to repeal that projection, and how it violated the deepest center of my being, I made a doll to work its influence out of Me, and then sold the doll.  The Friend who costumed it, I also paid $500 to dress it, and then I sold the doll on ebay.   He performs as Madonna at a show in Las Vegas called What a Drag, and what I recognize now is that, he's just a boy under a hypnotic spell, and a precognitive condition of it, which is unconscious, and performing in drag, as Madonna is his way of exercising His own metaphysics, maybe subconsciously it is to gag her image in performances every week, and that is the closes thing to Love a Women like Madonna deserves from someone who is true to themselves. Anyway Below is the Doll it is not Art, in the true sense, it was therapy.  It was a vessel of resistance of something that violated a center so deep inside of Me, I had to subjectively objectify it, and sell it, in the same way her music is used to sell all sorts of things, and her image is something an entire group of people work behind the scenes through.  Beyond that there is nothing left for Me to say about the issue, except that I know how to protect myself.  I am moving on, not as a precognitive (unconscious) Artist, but as One individual fully conscious of their Work, through applied metaphysics.
The concept of Public domain is constant, only subjectively is it not, and subjectively do laws, subjugate the objectivity subjectively of content.  In other words, all images and words projected by media conglomerates, to galvanize the public, whether they fail to or succeeds in their intentionality is irrelevant.  The content which the public at the individual level accepts, becomes that individuals property, so if someone puts a tatoo of a favorite character, or exercises creativity, as a result of what is projected into their minds, those are properties protected by the supreme intelligence of nature, within those individuals.  Companies do have the right to continue to exercise the use, sale, and distribution of those images, but they themselves as corporations have no dominion over the public, and individual minds into which those images are projected.  Hypothetically, if a thousand people are making character charms of say "Hello Kitty™"  and selling these things online or in craft fairs, those individuals have not violated what the Supreme intelligence of nature protects, and the same is true of all characters, from media specifically used to condition children and adults alike. Copyright laws therefore are a mirror which extends only to corporations, Natural Domain is Natural domain, there are people in this world who don't violate natures Laws.  There are many corporations, and people who have exchanged their soul, or image to corporations.  And there are corporations which violate natures Laws.   Metaphysics, is a natural phenomenon, and person who knows how to develop their metaphysics becomes capable of using Magic, to protect themselves, with and through Nature, a supreme intelligence.   Magic is also a form of Metaphysics, If you don't like my kind of Gay, then Leave I for You are not welcome.


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Embodying Peace as Oppose to Looking for it Out There, In an Out There State of Mind.


Bodhisattva state of mind, it is not ecstacy, and that word to describe that state of mind, is an absolute falsehood.  It is an inversion of an individual Being from a state of objective objectivity into a prison of subjective subjectivity or (selflessness) in a cruel and ravenous world.  And for four years the supreme intelligence of Nature itself was intervening and aiding Me without the help of anyone, my state of mind, has recovered, not only have I recovered Supreme Sovereignty over my own mind, body, and Soul, but I know how to protect myself now.  The social reinforcers for a selfless being are every where in society, and culture, and there are various degrees of subjectively existing, all states of the mind conditioned subjectively can lead to various conditions of mental illness, because in many cases these states of the mind are induced hypnotically, or through cultural agitation. I am beginning anew, and there will be new art available from me in the near future.  Currently I am sharing a foundational psychological program, so that it may be understood where the line is between Objective individuality, and the subjectively subjective, and subjectively objective in relations to healthy individualism, the System is termed Boundary Relativity™.   Alan George Jong

The writing below this paragraph, which I zeroed out, with a definitive line , is all written from an inverted paradoxical state of mind, one in which the mind is psychologically inverted into a reality of subjective subjectivity, back to a centered state the inner burning resulting from one being collectivized to identify with all of mankind, as some divine family, or even the subjectively subjective concepts such as equality, those are just ideals.  I feel blessed to have been able to break through the hypnosis, and its psychological blocks.  Now I see things for what they are.  And writing in such general terms is due to an inverted world view.  I will make further videos on how this occurs and upload them to you tube.  But I want to make it clear, I view nature from a very objective prospective as being a supreme intelligence.  In order to break the hypnosis I had to dive back as far as I could in to my past and undo every conditioned psychological block, even the idiom Sticks & Stones may break my bones, but word may never hurt me, that is an absolute lie, but it is a conditioner that can create a psychological blocks from an unexpected Hypnosis induced psychologically.  God was another concept I had to break within myself shatter it completely into its proper order of just a word that can be classified as subjectively subjective, the way in which it is used, and the way in which it is projected or related to, will always be an individualized experience, at its deepest resonance.  All religion has no subjective grip on my objective reality.  I can say without a doubt my view on the issue is different today when it comes to religion, and God. Any addition I applied to the writing below is in parenthesis, and my view now is the paradoxical state of selflessness is a living hell you are trying to find a completeness outside of your being, because in some way your mind has been psychologically burdened to focus on problems beyond your capacity to fix. The problem Of Israel, and it's relationship to the rest of the world, belongs to the U.N. Since that was the Organization which ratified the State of Israel.  And Anyway the United Nations, does not speak or act on my behalf, neither do I blanket my existence with its declaration of human rights. It is that organization which placed a Psychological Hypnotist before it's World body, that is what Krishnamurti was, and the damage a person like that can cause to an individual human condition is detrimental.  Also the associations relating to his teachings had to be shattered too,  through first person sharing the first time I heard of Krishnamurti was in Zeitgeist the Movie, a documentary film, about 9-11 and other issue.   I see all those agendas as subjective objectivity, based on subjective subjectivity, now as opposed to having any importance, beyond a driven agenda.   It is my right to subjectively subjugate information, through my own determinism as valid or invalid to my well being of which I am the whole and soul sovereign over.   It took me four years to roll out of it, after watching at least a do-zen of his teachings.   
Perhaps, the image above, to some degree has been objectified through computers, and the internet is a virtual representation, of that mind (plural), that Buddhist, and Eastern religions, refer to it, as the God Head, the image itself is depicting the God head in very general terms, and it predates electricity.  The concept is an ancient one, therefore a resonance of the philosophical roots, do harbor across the internet.   The internet is not technically a God, but an information, and knowledge bank,  one in which virtual domains are limited only by ones imagination, if it has limitations,  time, and  perhaps corporate legislation as well.  However Law is legislated here it is a virtual reality, that has commercial and community value, and individual value as well. The reason why I even show this picture here is because, to some degree or another, it is the way in which Krishnamurti's Psychological Hypnosis to some degree or another subjectifies an individual, but his method of creating that state was a Hypnotic one.  If you look him up on You Tube, a percentage of his followers viewing his speaking where hypnotized. An unidentified and general speaker, was part of his gimmick.

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The chaotic sphere of apocalyptic resonance is born of fear no doubt.  I've tried to reveal evidence that the Universe we live in is not malevolent, it is benevolent.  We are creatures of little understanding with that respect.   All the conflicts born of ignorance hold us back from the process of flowering as a species into the states of being which transcend the present state of global conflict.  Reflecting back on Wars of aggression, even prior to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, I voiced my opinion in opposition to such conflict, whenever I could, and what I witnessed was people can give you the dirtiest looks when you don't agree with what they are spoon fed by the media.   Another issue the media cowardly betrayed conscience with is criticizing domestic foreign policy in relation to Israel. 

  When it comes to criticizing Israel, for what it engages in it is the most sacrilege exercise of freedom of speech in our society, which in general acts so cowardly, in the face of the injustices perpetrated on innocent Palestinians, day after day.   A questioned often posed is does Israel have the right to exist?   This question is asked in a false pretext, Israel, exist through imposing an intimidation on the world, it is a highly militarized manifestation of extreme ethic centricity, and domination through a perpetual militant occupation.  And it has not defined boarders because it embodies colonialism at its worse.  Palestinian Families have been forced into exile as refugees.  Their properties often seized with no accountability, and in this state Palestinians throughout the world for the most part have not been made whole as of yet.   All human beings have a right to exist, (exist as a result of rights extended by Nature).  It should be absolutely clear Jews have no divine right to what for lands which once where Arab dominated known as Palestine; which for the last 1000 years was mostly an autonomous Arab state.   There are no chosen people preferred by God in this World.  And the point of this post is to admit I've been wrong when that question is posed to Me Does Israel have a right to exist, I've answered yes in the past, but what Israel represents are not my values, they will never be within the sphere of my values.  My answer today is it should not have the right to exist as it currently exist, and there is no greater obstacle to Peace in the world, that is due to the fact that since founded Israel exist in a state of creating endless conflict, and aggression, that is the antithesis to Peace.  Peace is destroyed in states of endless conflict, and aggression. Peace is a state of being, that is the plain and simple truth. I wanted to be in solidarity with Palestinians resistance to Israel's, occupation, expropriation, and exploitation, resisting these tyrannies is a divine right.   Everything sought in this world, material and non-material alike, is to conserve, preserve, and embody pleasurable states of being, happiness and comfort for the most part, these don't have be sough at the sacrifice of another Human beings right to self determine, and when they are, conflicts are born.  Conflicts always have a source resolution, in all situations of this nature it is right action. Right action in the case of this conflict instigated by occupation is resistance.   The Sun the source of life, is capable of sustaining life on the Earth for it is also a living being, but one of it's duties is to transmute resonances of conflict because they don't serve a purpose, that is in alignment with the benevolence of the cosmos, and are destructive to the process of our evolution, sometimes it's reflected through phenomena in nature that threatens our existence on the planet. One of the absolute truths we should be aware of is life on our planet was seeded.

 This Song is one of many social conditioners which can reinforce a person who is under hypnosis.
I still like the music, and that aspect of it does not change, the only part that changes is the music is now a projection contemplated from an objectively objective frame of reference, as a opposed to a subjectively subjective state of mind.   That makes a huge difference.