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The Black Stallion Returns (to my desk)

The Black Stallion has been a guilty pleasure for as long as I can remember.  (Side note:  I think the movie poster is one of the most gorgeous movie poster designs.)   The beginning scenes of the book where Alec meets and befriends The Black made the deepest impression on me.   It was the same with the movie, and I have […]

Chudley Cannons!

Been working on this one when I can’t sleep.  I still have the back cover and spine to finish.  I’m pretty sure the real text is not “Glorius Past, Present & Future” but “Glorious” wouldn’t fit.  Any ideas? Here’s the original at the Harry Potter Exhibition:

Extra Supplies

When you’re making things you always tend to be on the lookout for a good deal.  I will sometimes buy five or six of something just so I can have things on hand when the muse hits.  Then fall cleaning hits and I realize how much extra stuff I actually have.  I decided to put […]

This Post is Full of Holes

Last year I purchased a Rosback perforator from eBay.  In simplest terms, a perforator is just a row of pins that can be pushed down as a single unit into a piece of paper.   Of course, there’s much more to this machine than that.  Weighing over 300 pounds, it took three people to unload […]

Dragon Age: The Black Vial

It is at last complete!  The sixth black vial from Dragon Age: Origins is complete.  I hope you enjoyed all the teases, now you can learn more about the finished piece.  (Be sure to scroll to the end to see a video of the revenant in action.  As the barista at Starbucks said, “Freaky!”

More teasing

Those who follow me on Twitter have seen the in-progress shots of this.  I really need to tie all my social media together, but that’s soooo boring.

"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things."

кухни I’m preparing to leave for Chicago tomorrow morning (yay for another visit to the Potter exhibit), staring down a monster load of laundry, and nursing a bit of a cold.  Yet I couldn’t let the day end without making SOMETHING.  These little bags are for a project I’ll post about on Wednesday.  I made […]

My friend HogwartsPaladin noticed that my potions label is being used on an exploding frog soap sold by HowardsHome.   I’m proud to have my potions label adorn Howard’s frog boxes.  The exploding frogs (they don’t quite explode — more like ooze) are exactly the kind of thing I’d expect to see in a wizarding […]

News and Nonsense

I finally bit the bullet. I created an Etsy store. There isn’t much in it right now, but what IS in it will be getting full write-ups in the next couple of days. These all came about due to a package I wanted to create for my friend Alex. Of course the package needed a […]

In which I am completely derivative

I was cleaning out my e-mails and had almost forgotten about this piece. As a housewarming / late wedding / general life present to my goodest friends Dina and Erik I rendered their house Carson Ellis-style. Completely ripped off her cover to Trenton Lee Stewart’s The Mysterious Benedict Society. I had missed Stewart’s discussion of […]