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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

You won’t believe this…..

Remember how yesterday I posted that I am waiting for the body form to be shipped and it was supposed to be in town already.  Well, it is not.  It’s in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I am not in Las Vegas. 

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Posted in Art, Costume, Star Wars

Challenges Unexpected

So I have been preparing to start this costume project for a friend.  He decided he wanted a Jedi Temple Guard costume from Star Wars, and I am basing the costume design on the Star Wars Clone Wars animated series

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Posted in Art, Costume, Star Wars

Helm of Awetumn….

Okay, I could not resist the pun.  You see the symbol in the center of the painting is called a Helm of Awe and there are Fall or Autumn leaves…. get it?   The Helm of Awe is part of

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Posted in Art, Asatru, Painting

It’s going to be a Jedi Temple Guard!

A couple of weeks ago I posted that I had a friend who wanted me to make him a Star Wars themed costume, well, he has made his decision that he wants a Jedi Temple Guard costume.  This is exciting

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Posted in Art, Costume, Star Wars

Artist blues on customer service

Hello fellow artists and business humans.  Last month I wrote a blog about how I was disappointed with the customer service of Daniel Smith – the art supply company.  And well, I was hoping to have a follow up blog

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Posted in Art, Business, Culture, Professionalism

Customer Service Blues

It’s not in my nature to complain about everything, but it seems as each year goes by that one has to complain vigorously to get things corrected.  And that’s a shame.  The professional world has really taken a nose dive

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Posted in Art, Business, Culture

A Mandolorian, a Wookie, and Jedi walk into this casino…..

My husband and I decided on doing new fun costumes for this Halloween and an upcoming comic con in Reno, NV.   So we started making our plans in mid summer so that we would not feel so rushed.   Yah, ….famous

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Posted in Art, Costume

The Great Seal of Nevada – My way!

The State of Nevada is about to celebrate its 150th birthday this October 31st, and being a native Nevadan, I decided to do some artwork to celebrate this occasion.  Since I was born here and went to school here, I

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Posted in Art, Culture, Halloween, Nevada

Courage

Courage comes in all sorts of packages. Sometimes courage is grandiose and fabulous with death defying feats while sometimes courage is small but meaningful like a baby’s first step. I am writing about courage that is more akin to the

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Posted in Art, Inspiration, Painting