Month: July 2012

July 18 / / Crafting

So, I was checking my FB feed (I know…. I know….), and I saw a plea for help from one of my favorite bloggers that she needed photos of handmade pincushions (made by her readers, of course), and she needed them TODAY! Read the Post Little Project

July 14 / / Digital Art

Welcome back, my fans!

Today, I have a special treat for both of you! I was digging through my old files, to make sure that all my “important” files are backed up properly, and I found some old-ish (last year or the year before) art that I had made. I had downloaded a wonderful program called Apophysis (only available for Windows, alas), which creates fractals. I had also found a cool tutorial on how to create a specific type of fractal called a “Grand Julian”. I think it has a fab Steampunk look to it, between the “gears” and the “flowers”. Here’s a sampling of what I made… Read the Post Some Steamy Fractal Art

July 11 / / Crafting
July 10 / / Jewelry

Guys! I just found this awesome little watch, and it still works! I’ve had it a while, and “somehow” it ended up in Woman-Child’s stash, so I politely asked for it back. I’ll be fixing it up for the fabulous Dr. Who/Steampunk themed wedding bash I’ll be attending later this month. Here are some photos: Read the Post Steampunk!

July 9 / / Crafting
July 8 / / Musings

I have decided that I need a new camera. To be precise, I need a much better camera than the one I typically use. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my little Olympus FE-340 digital. It takes “good enough” (i.e. “snapshot”) pictures, and is compact enough to take just about anywhere. I have 2 extra batteries for it, and the XD card holds about 1,000 photos at a pretty decent resolution. Read the Post What a Girl Wants

July 7 / / Musings

So, it should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that we recently moved from the Pacific Northwest to the Mid-Atlantic. We had a mild winter here, but we are now getting slammed with an unbearably hot and humid summer. The high temperatures have been in the mid-to-upper 90s for the past couple of weeks. Top that off with severe thunderstorms that left about a million people without power last weekend, some of whom are still without power today, and you can see that it all adds up to a whole lot of discomfort. Luckily, we were only minimally affected by those storms, and we’ve had power and AC all week. Read the Post And in other news…