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The Sith Gardener

I thought I had posted this poem and picture a while ago, but when I searched for it to share with a friend, it was gone.  What happened?  I was really sure I had done so.  Am I getting old

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Posted in Art, Culture, Inspiration

Chewbacca and the Nobody

Recently Peter Mayhew, the actor who famously played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, passed away at age 74.  This hit me pretty hard.  Who am I?  I am just a nobody, but I got to work with him for

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Posted in Art, Star Wars, Writing

Snow inspired Hoth fun

Okay, so this is another one of my action figure photo series.  I think every writer should do stuff to get in touch with the characters they are writing for especially if the characters and setting are not based on

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Posted in Art, Inspiration, Star Wars, Toys, Writing

Jango Fett on Safari

I have been doing digital photography of action figures for many years now.  I do it for fun.  It’s a nice creative outlet that tends to cheer me up when I am feeling down.  I actually did an online comic

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Posted in Art, Digital Photography, Inspiration, Star Wars, Toys

Thistles

These are probably some of the most unapproachable plants in the area.  They kinda remind me of a Sarlacc pit with all those pointy things poking out towards the sky.  But they do have a lovely color and an interesting

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Posted in Art, Flowers, Nevada, Photography

Sith Happens when more than three show up….

Okay, I have engaged in the creative craziness again by wanting to create three new costumes for Halloween.  And the party is scheduled for 28th of October, so I have even less time to get things done. We decided to

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Posted in Art, Costume, Halloween, Star Wars

April Fools, Lord Vader!

    Gretchen Winkler ©2016

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Posted in Art, Star Wars, Uncategorized

The Force has really awakened for me

I am currently in a holding pattern again, but this time it is for better reasons than in the past.  I am waiting for contracts to be put together, gone over by lawyers, and then to be signed.  I am

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Posted in Art, Star Wars, Writing

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