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Time for Recreation…

-Heavy respiratory breathing then deep voice –  I have brought my TIE Fighter. I hope you enjoyed another one of my Star Wars oriented photo stories.  🙂 G. Winkler ©2016                    

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Posted in Star Wars, Toys

Beach fun – Star Wars Merc style

Went to South Shore Lake Tahoe in California the other day for a bit of relief from the heat and to enjoy the lovely water there.  It is my favorite lake.  There were some strange guys there…..   Not sure

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Posted in Photography, Star Wars

Wizard World Sacramento Comic Con

Just got back from the Sacramento Wizard World Comic Con. It was different from last year.  Some things have changed.  Not sure how I feel about the changes, so I think I will just list out what I recall and

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Posted in Comic Cons, Costume

Kage Warrior: Star Wars the Clone Wars Series Costume

So I have been busy lately and have not had much time to write for my blog.  I have a new costume that I have been working on that is a Kage Warrior from the Star Wars Clone Wars series

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Posted in Costume, 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

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

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