HAED Art and Sculpture Art

So we're almost at the 2 year mark and I'm probably only a quarter done! Woe is me. I've done quite a lot lately though, thanks to my new career of being a lady of leisure. However, despite no longer needing to spend 8 hours a day at the office, I still don't want to be replacing that time with just HAED-ing. I can really only manage 1-2 hours a day max while watching TV or something. Beyond that, I just want to chuck the whole thing away and cry. :)

Well here's my progess:

I've been swapping between that nice big blog on the top that's not really joined to anything and the holes in the side pages. That big blob is the really awesome page I started a while back and its the only thing keeping me sane while filling in the holes on the side. 
Other than HAED, I've been busy with a few other things. One was going to the Ron Mueck exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. See that sculpture on that front page of that site? When you stand next to it, an adult would probably come up to half way of its height. The exhibition was split between sculptures of giant people or tiny little people. And all super realistic. I got to see it pretty close up and you can't tell it apart from real human skin at all! Here's a photo I took with my iPhone (hence the not so awesome quality) of the hand from that same sculpture:

It was a really interesting exhibition, so if you get a chance to see Ron Mueck's work, I'd recommend you to go for it, it will amaze and slightly scare you. 


Prize Money Contributions

EeL's Contributions: AUD$471.63 (USD 415.69)

sAe's Contributions: RM$1681.51 (USD 494.56) (updated Apr)

Total Contributions: USD$816.12

(As of October 2009)

Competition Rules

Competition Begins: 1st May 2008
Competition Ends: Chinese New Year 2013

Goal: Complete a HAED design by the time allotted.

Designs chosen are to be of approximately the same sizes. Contestants are free to change their design half way, however it must also be of the similar size to the original design chosen.

Each month, each contestant will deposit USD$20 into a separate bank account.

Every fortnight, each contestant has to update this blog with updated progress pictures.

Prize Money:

If only one contestant completes her design by the deadline, she gets the total amount of money saved by both contestants.

If neither designs are complete, the entire sum of money is to be donated to a charity that is agreed upon by both contestants.

If both complete it on time, the money is divided in the following manner:

60% of the total goes to the contestant who completes* her design first within the deadline.

40% of the total goes to the contestant who completes* her design last within the deadline.

* For EeL, completion means full completion. For Sae, completion for the 60% winner total is 210,400 stitches, with the remainder stitches to be completed by the deadline.