Just back tracking, catching up on some commissions and sending them out to the costumers, paint jobs…work work…life..But the lead up was great, From the Pride Parade, and the After party was even epic, Got to work with some great artists with the Art show in the city, then a Great Vacation on a island for a week.
On a side note, After dressing up and down for the parade, I never have made out wu with so many people before.. A big ego and self-esteem boom!!!
Then off to the Island, after a few days and few nights of working with some epic artist and musicians. ~^.^~
After the show and night and fire works.. worked hard and ready to leave to the island trip.
Finally On my island…
That has been my two months..
Ducky Fett.. out to quack you..
It has been a very busy summer, I had to put much of my propping and cos-play work on hold.
Work and Life has become very stressful, I took a small vacation that was wonderful for the time, being transferred to another location for work….just life.
Sadly things have been rough for me right now and needing to take care of it before I can focus on my hobby.
I have expressed myself tonight..I feel good, may need a towel.
Late Night strange night of cravings…. bwaah! 3am..
Adler Planetarium Ex telescope, inside the facility that holds the telescope, really trip’y.
“That’s Awesome ~_^”
pi day, I dint get a chance to post any pics.. me and my dates for the night ~_^ we were able to get into an after hours party over at the Adler Planetarium, 6pm to 4am. It was a closed door event, drinks, pie, pizza..pi.
It was a great Event and time.. Drinks, Dj, food and just a nerdy geeky party.
A Pie eating contest… :p I lost but worth it.
I will say..after a few drinks and buzzed.. sitting through the mind blowing universe in the Grainger Sky Theater.. lets say the mixture of awe and motion sickness..
The really cool aspect of the night was access to areas that wouldn’t be during operational hours.. and to their telescope… even in the cold of the lake..it was just majestic..able to see Jupiter, and clearly as well the Seven Sisters and Pleiades star cluster, The moon…. a wonderful night ~_^
I did try the new function on my camera for landscape pictures…but…. i shouldn’t when tipsy..
Just a Progress pic of my messy set up as I work on the Helmet…
Neil deGrasse Tyson reading from Carl Edward Sagan, “Pale Blue Dot”
I think I cried,..
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Galactic bad-ass…
To hear him, speak was amazing! The man is truly funny and just personal. Even with his brilliant and intimidating intelligence. His love of science, and the cosmos is present as well his sweet kindness to continue teaching even if he is just having a beer or chatting to students with said beer in hand. So much happier being a total geek,nerd..
Oneof two dead space markers…this one is a bit more intense as it is a sculpted… so far the plan is to engrave the Marker lines from the tips to mid section, then coat or fill the gap with a resin that is died a red color, so when i add the LEDs it will pop!.. just something I am working on as i wait or kill time,.
As I think and look at all the pictures and comments I have… and the amount i posts I will put up, cause I don’t want to post bomb my own page… but I feel a wee better about myself. That I haven’t wasted my time, or myself.
making the head hole, a bit bigger…
i wonder if that is a term…”head hole”?
Another Project that I have dusted off…Is my ODST trooper!! I am a major HALO Fan girl! And with the free time and the just bunch of angst energy fueling me…I have worked on my ODST helmet…Modded it and some how lost a whole night and a half …just working straight on it.
the air vents.
I really want to thank Jose for all of the great work and encouragement even when I didn’t want to bother.
I was really tempted to leave it a metallic silver chrome .
“Kisses Kisses Candy Red Kisses”
I had to mark it up my respirator.
To show that I wasnt so inactive with my prop-making over February and March So here is Samus Chest Is NOW fully cured and solid, I will line the chest with carbon fiber strips before i rondo the inside.. Already test fitted it.. aside from it pinching at the neck (which will be modded so it doesn’t) it is a great fit, enough room for my chest, and electronics, as well movable and i still have the abilities to rotate my arms… that may change once the shoulder balls come into play.
“Come hither friend to the fire for a meal…”
Wow it has been a while, just to be upfront I do have a rant’y/journal kinda page on thumblr that I have been mostly on, I don't want the cross over from it, or what ever i say on it stays there and not here…I will mention whats going on in life or post a random pic of myself..that wont change. Just some of the things i say can be a bit too blunt..
So………o… what have I been up to, Well February was a mix bag. Oddly I had two birthdays. What I mean by this is that, what my closest friends did for me. Considering that my birthday landed in the middle of the work week.. I didnt expect anything. But Nooooop! I was surprised with going out for a nice cut of beef! They took me out to one of the few steak houses I wanted to go to but just couldn’t afford… It was great to have such a lovely night out.. in my work clothes at a high end restaurant. I was very happy and contently full from steak’gasm ..
Yest the love kept on coming… I was just planing on a singles day out on the town hit a movie, stop by a friends and see what they were up to…. NOP! Feeling it unfair to have a birthday party mid work week sucked.. my friends felt that a real party was much needed! It was a full day of random fun and drinking out on the town, from an ice bar to ice skating to going out to an archery range for some fun shooting (learned i am scary shot..) to hitting some of the best pub for music…then! off to the geek bar for a dungeon and dragons bar crawl and adventure… to finally out to a Star Wars burlesque show..yet getting a show then going n stage to take part in the show… (i blame the booze) It was a hell of a Saturday.
That is the good news, the bad news… is that my major source of a pried and income, as well years of working toward a career has ended this month. It was mostly do to a issue with “life style” “choices” that the department felt would put in question my abilities and stability. So for “my” safety and the safety of “others”, I was let go.
I both understand and very disquieted in their response, it is very unnerving to which has given me a spat with depression as well anxiety that has caused me to second guess myself.
So with a swift encouragement for a early vacation… i went up north during this insane winter…and snowboarded till the point were i became one with the board, if the ground wasn’t moving it felt wrong..
I know it is a bit late, but with my work schedule and the holiday blues still hitting me… i haven't been in the mood to do anything but just be “meh” But I want to share..what happened this past christmass, what true friends are to me.
With the holiday gift giving and festive cheer, I normally just hunker down with Chinese food and hit the movies, possibly brake into local golf coarse to play a few rounds…. mostly drunk.
But to my surprise my friend and her boyfriend invaded my apartment, not to crash, or need help but to check on me…. they were coming from a family party, but yet they thought of me.. not only did they come to see me…but brought me gifts… and wouldn't leave..they wanted me to open it up in-front of them and see me.. as i opened the gifts, With paper flying I broke down in tears..they on Christmas eve, came to see me..to make time and effort to involve me in their lives, with a plate of food and colorful ribbons and paper. I cried, nearly freaking out her boyfriend at the sight of me in tears.. but I tried to explaine to them, they smiled and gave hugs, and more cookies. It was a very wonderful Christmas Eve, that they in that moment made the horrible month just wash away…
yet the love didn't end,
The fallowing day be it Christmas Day, my friends came to see me after their families and “festive” church going, knowing my o'l tradition of sneaking in food into the movie theater. This year was Chinese food…we all went to see the Hobbit..and just sat there eating and spending the night together in cheer.. i felt really lucky and loved that day.
Later that night, a special someone gave me their gift basket and we opened it together, to my surprise, it was total nerd-ing out… but i was given a new-style makeup kit, and lipstick from Jeffree Stars line ~_^, as well new hair, and highlights! as well a wonderful pick of clothing for me.. total diva’d out, what top it out was a spa and makeover day at designer down town which i can’t wait for ~_^
After those days, I really knew who my family is and my friends are, granted i spent most of the two days in happy tears and a mouthful of warm home cooked cookies and muffins…and food…. “droooool”…
I felt loved and really part of a family, without having to explain or beg or ask for…they acted on their own, with their hearts
I know someone is going to ask about the Harbor Fright Tools, it is from my dad.. I got to see him once i came back the fallowing day, and we spoke..about a lot of things… his concerns about my job, my life..as well my “life style” choices.. he is slowly coming to terms with me and who i am, it is still a lot for him to deal with but with time. In the end we are closer then before.
Sanding and priming… going to try to mix a batch of filler and rondo for to line the inside and outside so i can “try”…to engrave the outside so that the LED lights shine through..
Trying to do some prop work, and painting …with one arm and still some pain…. I was able to get first couple of coats of primer, and filler on the guns..letting them dry..
As for the nice glossy black one.. it is for my ODST trooper costume, I am still detailing and fixing some of the helmet work, ordered an visor..yada yada…
Just another frustrating day..
Working on something for someone one.. I already made something like this for a friend as a birthday gift, I may even add the LED lights for a red glow and engrave some of the detail in the resin process of the build..
On the much needed sun-shine pick me ups.. A doodle i have done ages ago, found its way onto someones skin. ~^.^~
I'm honored and surprised to this person wanting something i just threw on paper while in a fit..
The bondo, rondo mix didn’t cure over six hours… this Samus helmet is…fuc’
Dreading having to redo the whole thing….but it is looking like I will..
One of the few things me and my brother get along with is tattoos, it has been a while since we sat down and we talked about anything. Wish it was more then just ideas. it was nice for once, I don't pick up the needle and ink in hate.
The Walk way inside my station.. it will be cooler once I finish it but…it has a creepy-ness to cathedral feel..
Look! I’m driving! I’m driving!..
“Damn it! My side of space is starting to get crowded… eat mega death missiles."
I either need to relocate or build FASTER!! more turrets and drones!
Gotta thank SAGE! For the biggest and most Bad Ass turrets ..All i did was add four rail guns and a remote to control them safely in the Control and Command Center.