I’ve loved designing t-shirts ever since the early days of Cafe Press, and have owned many shirts over the years designed by fellow fans. It’s an ongoing quest nowadays to find the right print-on-demand website that will do everything I want since screenprinting is not financially viable. I’m currently settled at Spreadshirt, which gives me the most options, but is far from perfect.
As you may know from my sidebars and this page, I make geeky crafts, and I’ve decided to put up more tutorials, especially when making things that aren’t going up for sale.
My favorite medium is enamel paint, the kind that’s meant for model cars and the like, on copper blanks that are usually used for enameling. There probably aren’t a lot of people who do this, which makes finding storage options tricky. Fortunately, getting creative is something I’m pretty good at.
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.
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.
Probably because my brain never shuts down, my dreams are usually very detailed and insanely complicated, like any given episode of Moffat-era Doctor Who. A few nights ago, for example, I found myself in some gypsy woman’s RV taking part in a ritual to say goodbye to an old (but still very much alive) friend.
This week my position at work was eliminated, so today is my last day. I leave on good terms, with no hard feelings, and no regrets. Unfortunately, I don’t have another income to fall back on – yet. With student loans and the lovely economic situation, I admit I’m a little scared. Though I’m confident I’ll find another job (hopefully a full-time position), I have no idea how long it…