And Forest Rogers, my friend takes Gold for 3-D illustration AGAIN!
That she is getting the recognition for her talent makes me very happy indeed.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you “The Morrigan”:
Let’s all do a big happy dance to celebrate the truly wonderful Forest Rogers.
There is a link to her blog/website in my blogroll so you can always check in her.
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This sucks, I had better intentions than to start a fresh spanky new year this way.
In my defense, J had a health, well not crisis, but it is damn sure not pretty. He had emergency surgery and is in for a sort of long recovery. So that is keeping me very busy as I am playing Nurse Pammie. Stop laughing, it isn’t that funny and while I’m not going to win any awards he says I’m good at it.
Think healing thoughts for us. I’ll try to get back to blogging as soon as I can.
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And a Very Merry New Year!
From Me and Eloise
and Piglet, Pooh, Tinkerbell and Frosty the Snowman (the blue one-armed one, who I had since I was a baby)
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Yeah we are all rushing around like crazy people trying to get all sorts of stuff done. Everyday stuff like the laundry and holiday stuff like decorating and gift shopping. No News There.
However I think there are things we need to stop for a moment and take a breath for. Like reading one of the best pieces of advice I’ve read in a while. Specifically this blog post by Greg Ruth over on Muddy Colors.
Like me, you’ve probably read similar posts before. I’m really glad Greg took the time to write this now, as this time of year is when we tend to forget to think about how important this stuff is. How no matter how busy our lives are that we need to set aside a least a little time to think; that’s it just think.
So take ten minutes and go over and read this truly excellent advice.
Also a little oddball vintage sci fi humor to cheer your day.
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Now some of you are no doubt saying to yourselves “What the heck is a Makie?”
Allow me to explain: a Makie is a 10 inch tall doll which has a customized 3-D printed head and an injection-molded body with detachable parts. Like the hands and the feet so they can be dressed easily and so that optional extra parts; like alternate pose hands* and cool shoes (some are slip on and some are like alternate feet).
Yes, I totally missed the boat on the entirely 3-D printed Makies (last ones went at the end of the summer) but thanks to a wonderful review of the new body by flyingpurplemonkfish I now have one of the new dolls.
Here is my very first Makie, named Thorn, fresh out of her box:
Please note that she is bald because I asked for her wig to be left unglued so that I could swap out her wigs (that cookie envelope on the right of the photo is a blue wig). Also please forgive the background, this is the only spot that still had enough sunlight for photos.
This closeup shows the body color vs the head color. The match isn’t too far off — I think part of the problem is that the head color has a depth and radiance due to the white nylon showing through the skin dye, whereas the body color is opaque solid plastic. It matches better than this in real life to human eyes.
And here she is with her wig on:
Now that she’s here I can see a definite resemblance to “Carla Conner” from Coronation Street though I didn’t plan it that way.
Her digital preview:
The create-a-makie on the makie website is addictive, I can spend waaaay too much time here designing faces. Oh yeah, the primary attraction of a Makie is that you design the face, including choice of three skin colors. If you try it make sure to click on the more options button to turn on the custom face screens. The ears don’t show in the digital preview so here is a screen shot of the settings I used for Thorn’s ears. Yes, Thorn is Fae, as in Faerie.
I guess I should mention that Makies cost $75 US, they ship worldwide, and that they are very poseable and fun. They also have a range of disability accessories (like hearing aids) and they encourage kids to be Makers. The new career packs (Musician, Veterinarian, Archeologist, Photographer) that they have just released for the holiday season are very cute. So are the new shoe packs and glasses packs.
So head over to Makie land and have some fun.
*The alternate pose hands for the new body aren’t available yet, but hopefully soon.
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I find the seemingly endless human capacity for hate, violence and ignorance increasingly appalling.
It is appalling that our world, our humanity has slipped so far towards hopelessness that people fall to this.
Je Suis Paris
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Yes, things have been crazy busy here. I am squeaking in with a short but sweet halloween greeting to everyone out on the inter webs.
Love all those goolies appearing in the upper right!
Wishing lots of good things to eat and drink but not so much that you get sick. Ever the pragmatist, that’s me.
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