Part of the Women's March in Chicago, as seen from the bridge in Grant Park over the Metra tracks near Michigan and Van Buren
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WIP Weekend: Forward, March!

Hello, yes, it is Tuesday and not the weekend! But it’s taken me this long to marvel at all the incredible creations assembled for the Women’s March on Saturday, to say nothing of all the other protests, marches, actions, and other events that have been happening of late. And of course, your …

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Science Avatars

Last week on Twitter, I put feelers out asking if anyone would be interested if I did a sale on custom avatars. Little caricature type drawings for US $20. I wanted to earn some extra cash to maybe buy some new salamanders (as is my wont, don’t judge) and maybe …

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WIP Weekend: Death Eater

For the next installment of “My Friends Make Cool Stuff,” this Death Eater mask styled after the ones from the later Harry Potter films is just one part of what will eventually be a full costume.

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WIP Weekend: Don’t Boo, Vote!

I’ve been super-busy this week and only able to keep up with the chaos that is American politics via the occasional social media break. And maybe a quick speech here and there, or more often just a snippet. So when I saw the incredible reaction to the phrase “don’t boo, …

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WIP Weekend: More Paintings

For the first time in my life I have a convenient place to paint and make art and it’s really shown in my productivity. I don’t have to go somewhere far/haul supplies up five flights of stairs/paint in my bedroom or garage/rearrange the furniture all the time because the room …

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WIP Weekend – Beachy Necklace Part 2

Yesterday I posted about the beachy found object necklaces I was planning to make.  Today I am excited to share the final stone necklace I finished over the weekend. First I wrapped black wire around the ends to help hang it. Front Back.  Not the most elegant job, but it …

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WIP Weekend – Beachy Found Object Necklaces.

Last week I was in California for a vacation and industry event.  My Cali friend and I walked the beach at Crystal Cove State Park.  It was gorgeous. I know you aren’t supposed to remove shells from the beach, but I couldn’t help myself.  I mean, just look at them! …

A mold for a supergirl crest.
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WIP Weekend: Supergirl

I’m working on a Supergirl costume right now. I’ve never worked with spandex in a serious way before, so I’m learning a lot. I also plan to make the “S” crest on the chest out of cast silicone. I made what I thought would be the mold for it last weekend, …