Last week I road-tripped with a couple of friends from Los Angeles to Seattle, cramming the trip into a couple of days so we’d make it in time for the second annual GeekGirlCon. I have to say, it was a different beast than last year’s convention. The organization went up about five levels, the location was more centralized and in the actual downtown part of the city, and the scope in general was beyond what you might expect from a con only in its second year.
But it was a completely different experience for me, since this year I decided to go as an exhibitor.
According to the calendar of obscure holidays, July 7th is Chocolate Day, which should make it my favorite day of the year. I’m going to go find a Sees Candies, and while I’m hunting truffles, you should check out this treasury I compiled for Quirk Books:
I don’t normally do tutorials of my crafts because I always forget to take pictures of the steps along the way. At some point I’d like to do a time-lapse video when I paint something for my Etsy store, but I don’t currently have the setup. When I got the idea for this little Discworld figurine, however, I reminded myself to document the process for anyone curious as to how I made a miniature model of the Great A’tuin, world turtle, from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series.
I love technology, but it can’t be said that the feeling is mutual. I’m particularly prone to losing bits and pieces of various devices – so it was with flash drives. My first, a skinny little 1G with a turquoise case had a cap and attached to my keychain by way of a plastic loop – which broke. Then I lost the cap, resulting in a mangling of the metal…