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Invisible Productivity!

Well, I did a lot of work today, but most of it was planning and file making for my annual family calendar, which means there isn’t really a picture of it.  However, I did make this lovely finger-painting with Ryan’s iPad:

Sailing Back to Work!

After a small break I am back to creating!  I got some work done on the Call of Cthulhu GM Screen.  It now features a tiny sailboat so you can understand the scale and size of Cthulhu.

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Nerd Canvas EXPLOSION!

Some time last week I posted about a handful of 4″x6″ canvases I had purchased.  I originally intended to make one large collage with all the canvases, but 15 canvases was just too much.  This idea brewed a bit longer in my head and became much bigger.

Now there are going to be four collages with seven canvases per collage and each collage with have a theme.  The themes are: Games, Books, Cartoons, and Space Travel.  Today I worked on the Games collage which will include a D20, a Portal gun, a Super Mario Bros. fire flower, a Bioshock EVE Hypo and Adam extractor, a World of Warcraft Horde symbol banner, a Minecraft creeper, and a Diablo 2 Horadric Cube!  Here’s my current placement for the canvas:

Obviously I have not painted yet, but all the images are sketched out. The D20 is actually painted, but it was upstairs when I took this picture.  I can’t wait to start painting.

 

The Blanket

Way back in the fall of 2010 I started crocheting a blanket for Ryan.  His mom had started a blanket that would match the new couch and, after watching her crochet, I asked her to teach me.  It was pretty easy considering I had previously had almost no experience crocheting.  She taught me the/an afghan stitch (I’m not sure if there’s more that one kind of afghan stitch).  Ryan picked out the colors to match his room; black, white, gray, and red.  I made many squares with a yarn that changed colors between black, white and gray.  We decided each square would get a border of red before all the squares were attached.  To learn to make the border I asked Ryan’s mom and she taught me because she’s awesome like that!  After making 49 bordered squares I attached them all in a large 7 x7 square blanket.  It was lovely, but it was not as large as we had hoped it would be.

And that is why I have gone back to making and bordering squares in my spare time.  In the past couple weeks I’ve completed 9 squares and I only need 6 more.

Here’s what it looks like:

New Start for an Old Project – Call of Cthulhu Screen

Quite some time ago, around November 2009, I started a special project for my boyfriend, Ryan, a Call of Cthulhu game master screen.  Ryan is very into tabletop role-playing games and is frequently the game master. After the first GM screen we made, I was excited to make the Cthulhu screen, but it kept getting put off and never finished.

The first screen we made was a GM screen for Whitewolf’s Mage:The Acension.  It did not take long to make and the whole process seemed faster because of how excited we were to be making it.  This particular screen has six stained wood panels with hand carved and painted details, as well as a fitted clip for holding papers.  Ryan recreated the necessary game charts to match the theme and they were attached to the inside panels.

Mage Book

Mage Screen, Book Front

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