(Incidentally, this card I sent to my friend Chace is in no way meant to make fun or veterans affairs in any way. )This all started when Chace posted this pic of a very strange art installment in his home town of Macon. One thing led to another, and soon we were singing the praises of those who fought valiantly at the Battle of Funyon Ridge (the old timers spell “Funyun” with an “o”) Click here to see Chace narrating what happened that fateful day.
Here is the art thing!
My friend Lynn has a rather bad kitty named Mike. 🙂
Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas,Hannukah,Festivus,or whatever you celebrate!
Oops, I should explain: no stocking i ever received in my youth was complete without a can of Hershey’s syrup. Uncle Steve now continues my parents’ tradition with a bottle of the stuff! Mmmm!
Well, with all the animal rescue stress I am dealing with, I announced a few weeks ago that I wasn’t doing cards this year. People understood, but I felt bad. I LOVE making cards and I get ecstatic over receiving cards, especially handmade ones. I like to imagine people getting my individually made cards catered to their pets or hobbies or my pets or characters that they like, and feeling special. So, I did it.
I forgot to scan all of them as I made them, so I have been being a heel and asking people to please photograph them for me as they receive them so I can document them. Here are a few–click to see descriptions!
My pal Melanie is a librarian, and loves dragons!
Stephanie is a friend from high school and loves her German Shorthaired Pointer(although I don’t have the color quite correct–it would look like just a dark blob if I had used the right color marker.)
Heidi is a puppeteer friend who makes amazing little sandwich puppets at InJest Puppets.
My buddy I call Dunny thinks Tiny Clude is hilarious so I put him on a card. 🙂
Charles is another puppeteer friend who belongs to the sinister “Death by Puppets” group! 😉
Puppeteer pal Brett does magic tricks with a little rabbit puppet he commissioned from me.
Jill lost her beloved kitty Poppy to illness this year.
So Aunt Liz here had a little Christmas money, and I took myself to Vintage Village to unwind after a particularly idiotic morning getting the morning chores done in holiday traffic and since I was off that day.
A few weeks earlier, when Uncle Steve and I attended the marvelous Candlelight Shopping event at Vintage Village and Curious Possessions, I completely fell in love with a teddy bear in a charming little display in a booth called “Fritzis”:
And here we have the rest of the Armor Party Manual for my friends’ Christmas gifts. Click on the images to read about them. 🙂
When we have armor parties, Kenny(purple) and son Kent(green) bring brownies and chicken wings. Karyn(orange) usually brings treats from Trader Joe’s.
I got Steve(blue) a mouse sander for Christmas a couple of years ago. Although I have never abused it like this, I am guilty of using tools in unorthodox ways.
Ashley(yellow) was once working feverishly on two costumes at once, with a small army of people assisting. This is Joann(lavender) and Karyn, pinning and tucking and patterning. Joann is often who we go to for clothing sewing needs, and Karyn has about nine hundred Jedi costume patterns in a box.
One thing we nearly always create at armor parties is a huge damned mess.
One of my most beloved sayings of my dear Karyn is her phrase “Dear Gussy..” Used in various ways, it can mean anything from “oh my!” to “oh crap!”.
I saw Kent smelting some aluminum cans at one of our last get-togethers, with full safety gear on.
Kenny has a fantastic Lobot costume and the little bald head to go with it. He also has an adhesive to put Lobot piece on said little bald head. I often wondered if …..the wrong glue were used…
When we gather at Kenny and Kent’s place, their little cat Misty often “helps” us. Also appearing in this is the not-often seen Jason, Joanne’s husband(red). Who, in actuality, is often outside having a smoke when things happen. 🙂
Jason, Joanne,Karyn,Kent,Kenny,Ashley,Steve and me. My little gang.
I’ve often alluded to my toys I snuggle with and this is another of them, Big Dummy. He is a giant size Doodle Dinosaur (link shows a regular size one). The big ones are a bit hard to come by, but I got all four of the small ones when they first came out–more on them later.
I feel bad sometimes about his name, but because he is so mooshy and floppity he has a tendency to fall off the side of the bed and I started mumbling, “you big dummy”, without thinking, and it stuck.. 😀
YOU BIG DUMMY!