Yearly Archives: 2015

NaNoWriMo Preparation

It is two weeks before the NaNoWriMo writing event starts in November.  This will be my fourth time participating in this event.  I have never made the goal of 50K, but each year despite all the stupid stuff that happens

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Posted in Star Wars, Writing

Clone Troopers and Sumac

Every Fall the sumac leaves turn amazing colors of reddish orange, and I really love looking at these colors each year.  They last for a very short time, so I often feel the urge to photo them just to preserve

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Posted in Digital Photography, Star Wars

A Swedish Jedi Robe?

So it’s that time of the year again when the weather cools down and the leaves start to turn warm shades of Autumn and one starts thinking about the holiday season that starts with Halloween.  Ah the joy of putting

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Posted in Costume, Halloween, Star Wars

Clones Wars meets the Beach

I finally decided to take some time away from the stress of waiting for something to happen and go to one of my favorite places – the beach up at Lake Tahoe.  This was the one place I missed when

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Posted in Digital Photography, Star Wars, Travel

Back to School with Color Pencils

Traditionally back to school for the younger ages starts in the US around early September or late August when the temperatures used to cool down and the leaves would start to turn to the warm tones of Autumn.  So the

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Posted in Art, Education

Delay delay delay….DEEeee….Laaaaay!

The title of this blog should be sung instead of read.  It works better that way. So you might be surmising from the title of the blog that there have been delays in the projects that I have been working

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Posted in Art, Costume, Culture

Update on Leather Handbag Practice Project

My fingers are really sore from the hand sewing.  That was to be expected especially when using a thick material such as leather.  Despite the special three sided needle and poking holes with the awl like tool, it is still

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Posted in Art, Goals, Preparation