featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
I'm getting ready to post some new stuff to my Etsy shop. I figured I'd give you guys a chance to look at it first, that way I can save on listing fees and you can save on shipping if you find something you can't live without. (It also saves me the trouble of trying to write a compelling Etsy description.)

Take a look over here, and let me know if there's anything you're interested in, will you?

(Also note, the new camera does a much better job with macro shots than the old one ever did. I am pleased with this turn of events.)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
I'm getting ready to post some new stuff to my Etsy shop. I figured I'd give you guys a chance to look at it first, that way I can save on listing fees and you can save on shipping if you find something you can't live without. (It also saves me the trouble of trying to write a compelling Etsy description.)

Take a look over here, and let me know if there's anything you're interested in, will you?

(Also note, the new camera does a much better job with macro shots than the old one ever did. I am pleased with this turn of events.)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
...and then, an unexpected return to my youth. *grin*

[livejournal.com profile] triadruid, [livejournal.com profile] matchgirl42, [livejournal.com profile] popefelix, [livejournal.com profile] ruisseau and I went out last night to see Fishnets and Floorshows do the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Screenland. We get in the door, having navigated the question "Are you here for RHPS, or the Bible study?", and are standing around idly (okay, I was gawking at a hot androgynous redhead... all RHPS troupes are apparently by law required to have a hot androgynous redhead, and thank all the gods for that really!).

Then, said H.A.R. is pointing at me. And saying "She's cute, let's ask her." Then, zie's walking over saying, "How many times have you seen this movie?". I fumble around in my brain for a number. "Well, I used to be in a cast in Florida, so, a lot, but it's been a really long time since I've seen the film." Zie says, "Good enough. Our Columbia can't make it tonight, could you be Columbia?" I say... er. And then, I say "Sure, but I can't tap-dance. Do you have a hat?"

And lo, it came to pass that I did not get to sit safely in the audience and yell out rude things at the screen, but instead, got to run around for two hours variously screaming, dancing, and flailing. Apparently, I did all right, (or they're really short of players) because they asked me to come back next week and finish the October run. I'm divided. On the one hand, it's a lot of fun, and I probably wasn't doing anything at midnight next Friday and Saturday. On the other, I have *no* costuming, I still can't tap-dance, and I woke up this morning with glitter in my eye. Hrm.

Anyway, they put on a very funny show. Since I haven't been to a production in manymany years, there's a whole load of new lines that I haven't heard -- you'd be amazed how many Sarah Palin jokes you can fit into the script. If you are in the area and have any interest at all in the Cult of Rocky, I suggest you buy tickets now. The show runs next Friday and Saturday and midnight. Saturday's performance is alleged to be costume night, with some sort of contest.

EDIT: In other news, [livejournal.com profile] triadruid wore PVC pants to the show. I believe the phrase "Hot Damn!" is appropriate.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
...and then, an unexpected return to my youth. *grin*

[livejournal.com profile] triadruid, [livejournal.com profile] matchgirl42, [livejournal.com profile] popefelix, [livejournal.com profile] ruisseau and I went out last night to see Fishnets and Floorshows do the Rocky Horror Picture Show at Screenland. We get in the door, having navigated the question "Are you here for RHPS, or the Bible study?", and are standing around idly (okay, I was gawking at a hot androgynous redhead... all RHPS troupes are apparently by law required to have a hot androgynous redhead, and thank all the gods for that really!).

Then, said H.A.R. is pointing at me. And saying "She's cute, let's ask her." Then, zie's walking over saying, "How many times have you seen this movie?". I fumble around in my brain for a number. "Well, I used to be in a cast in Florida, so, a lot, but it's been a really long time since I've seen the film." Zie says, "Good enough. Our Columbia can't make it tonight, could you be Columbia?" I say... er. And then, I say "Sure, but I can't tap-dance. Do you have a hat?"

And lo, it came to pass that I did not get to sit safely in the audience and yell out rude things at the screen, but instead, got to run around for two hours variously screaming, dancing, and flailing. Apparently, I did all right, (or they're really short of players) because they asked me to come back next week and finish the October run. I'm divided. On the one hand, it's a lot of fun, and I probably wasn't doing anything at midnight next Friday and Saturday. On the other, I have *no* costuming, I still can't tap-dance, and I woke up this morning with glitter in my eye. Hrm.

Anyway, they put on a very funny show. Since I haven't been to a production in manymany years, there's a whole load of new lines that I haven't heard -- you'd be amazed how many Sarah Palin jokes you can fit into the script. If you are in the area and have any interest at all in the Cult of Rocky, I suggest you buy tickets now. The show runs next Friday and Saturday and midnight. Saturday's performance is alleged to be costume night, with some sort of contest.

EDIT: In other news, [livejournal.com profile] triadruid wore PVC pants to the show. I believe the phrase "Hot Damn!" is appropriate.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
You know, every year, when we go to the conventions, I pick up a ton of cards from artists, dealers, and suchlike, who have stuff I really like. And then, I get home, and put the cards somewhere Clever and Safe, where they are never seen again. This year, I figured I'd do a little better. So here, for your edification and my later retail use (in many cases), are some links I picked up around DragonCon.

MUSIC:

  • The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable - These guys were the first ever marching band in the DragonCon Parade. They are ... amazing. If I lived in Atlanta, I would want to join the band. Hell, I would consider moving to Atlanta, just to join this band. To date, it has never occurred to me to say "I'd go to bed with that marching band", but seeing this, I'd go to bed with that marching band.
  • Arc Attack. Arc Attack is a band made up of two Tesla Coils and a robotic drum machine. I do not need to tell you how cool that is.

ART:

  • Prism Studios. I covet their dragon and griffon dolls. I don't know what I would do with a dragon doll if I had one, but still.
  • C.J. Bloomer Fine Art and Illustration. They have some lovely deity art, as well as extremely fun and engaging art about Japanese mythology.
  • Alain Viesca Arts. Illustrator who does fairies based in various types of liquor. These are much more engaging than one might think. He also has a piece in which a train turns into an iron dragon and menaces a geisha. I am, as one might imagine, immensely fond of that one.
  • Marrus. Lovely paintings with wonderful stories (I bought one this year instead of just looking at them!).
  • Emblems from the Runes of Magnus. The Codex Seraphinianus, it ain't, but this guy does a lovely little book of woodcuts with a cypher to solve. Sadly, hints are given, so it's not as compelling as it might be, but still, nice to look at.
  • Meatspider Studios. Ever wanted to own a polyresin sculpture of an Elder God?
  • Lee "Fev" Camara. Fantasy illustration, including an ass-kicking Anubis. I really dig on ass-kicking Anubis.

COSTUMING:

  • Dragon Maker. Feather and foliage masks and headpieces. These guys have the distinction of making the most comfortable costume masks I have ever put on.
  • The Crafty Celts. Lovely brass and silver torcs, cloak clasps, and other jewelry and metalwork.
  • Brian Gibney. Jewelry cast on circuit boards, odd copper sigils, and other fascinating metal bits.
  • Kristi Smart. Overcoats to die for.
  • Paw Star. Odd combo of furry, goth, and cyber bits. [livejournal.com profile] triadruid tried on one of their fox hats. Fucking adorable. Don't you wish you'd been there?

MISCELLANEOUS COOL SHIT:

  • Playing Gods. Board game in which you play a deity, who is trying to take control of the planet from other deities, through conversion, evangelism, plague, natural disasters, and perhaps the occasional tommy gun.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
You know, every year, when we go to the conventions, I pick up a ton of cards from artists, dealers, and suchlike, who have stuff I really like. And then, I get home, and put the cards somewhere Clever and Safe, where they are never seen again. This year, I figured I'd do a little better. So here, for your edification and my later retail use (in many cases), are some links I picked up around DragonCon.

MUSIC:

  • The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable - These guys were the first ever marching band in the DragonCon Parade. They are ... amazing. If I lived in Atlanta, I would want to join the band. Hell, I would consider moving to Atlanta, just to join this band. To date, it has never occurred to me to say "I'd go to bed with that marching band", but seeing this, I'd go to bed with that marching band.
  • Arc Attack. Arc Attack is a band made up of two Tesla Coils and a robotic drum machine. I do not need to tell you how cool that is.

ART:

  • Prism Studios. I covet their dragon and griffon dolls. I don't know what I would do with a dragon doll if I had one, but still.
  • C.J. Bloomer Fine Art and Illustration. They have some lovely deity art, as well as extremely fun and engaging art about Japanese mythology.
  • Alain Viesca Arts. Illustrator who does fairies based in various types of liquor. These are much more engaging than one might think. He also has a piece in which a train turns into an iron dragon and menaces a geisha. I am, as one might imagine, immensely fond of that one.
  • Marrus. Lovely paintings with wonderful stories (I bought one this year instead of just looking at them!).
  • Emblems from the Runes of Magnus. The Codex Seraphinianus, it ain't, but this guy does a lovely little book of woodcuts with a cypher to solve. Sadly, hints are given, so it's not as compelling as it might be, but still, nice to look at.
  • Meatspider Studios. Ever wanted to own a polyresin sculpture of an Elder God?
  • Lee "Fev" Camara. Fantasy illustration, including an ass-kicking Anubis. I really dig on ass-kicking Anubis.

COSTUMING:

  • Dragon Maker. Feather and foliage masks and headpieces. These guys have the distinction of making the most comfortable costume masks I have ever put on.
  • The Crafty Celts. Lovely brass and silver torcs, cloak clasps, and other jewelry and metalwork.
  • Brian Gibney. Jewelry cast on circuit boards, odd copper sigils, and other fascinating metal bits.
  • Kristi Smart. Overcoats to die for.
  • Paw Star. Odd combo of furry, goth, and cyber bits. [livejournal.com profile] triadruid tried on one of their fox hats. Fucking adorable. Don't you wish you'd been there?

MISCELLANEOUS COOL SHIT:

  • Playing Gods. Board game in which you play a deity, who is trying to take control of the planet from other deities, through conversion, evangelism, plague, natural disasters, and perhaps the occasional tommy gun.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
I'm dropping my registration for this show in the mail today:



If you are interested in looking at my shiny things (and a lot of other cool stuff), please come by and see us June 6th, in the Crossroads. You were going to be up there for First Fridays anyway, right? :)

The nigh-unreadable text on these says "320 Southwest Blvd, Crossroads District, KC MO. First Fridays, June 6th 7p.m. - 9 p.m. For a list of participating artists, visit www.kcetsy.com."

Also, I have business cards for the jewelry thing coming in any day now. Business cards! With a web address for my shop on them!! This has never happened to me before. It's practically like I know what I'm doing.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
I'm dropping my registration for this show in the mail today:



If you are interested in looking at my shiny things (and a lot of other cool stuff), please come by and see us June 6th, in the Crossroads. You were going to be up there for First Fridays anyway, right? :)

The nigh-unreadable text on these says "320 Southwest Blvd, Crossroads District, KC MO. First Fridays, June 6th 7p.m. - 9 p.m. For a list of participating artists, visit www.kcetsy.com."

Also, I have business cards for the jewelry thing coming in any day now. Business cards! With a web address for my shop on them!! This has never happened to me before. It's practically like I know what I'm doing.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (little surprises)
WANTED: Your help with the Gaia Community Bazaar.

The Bazaar is, for those who haven't witnessed it, a weird little arts and crafts show, where you can show up, shop for handmade stuff, eat delicious cake, have a massage and a Tarot reading, and now, watch a lovely belly dancer and other entertainment.

It's going to be April 26 at Center High School, 8715 Holmes Road in Kansas City, MO. The Bazaar runs from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with space open for vendors from 8:30 to 10:30. Registration as a vendor for the event is $50, or $30 for Gaia Community members. Tables are available for a rental fee of $7 each.

If you are a reasonably local person (or willing to come in for the weekend) who makes and sells art, crafts, or ritual stuff, and you'd like to vend with us, you can register here. If you have a friend who fits the bill and would like to take part in our show, please feel free to send the information on. Registrations should be in by 4/16. The event is targeted at Pagan, New Age, and other such folks, but they're probably not the only people who will walk through the door.

Thanks for reading - I imagine there will be a few similar solicitations from me in the days to come as we try to get this thing up and running.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
WANTED: Your help with the Gaia Community Bazaar.

The Bazaar is, for those who haven't witnessed it, a weird little arts and crafts show, where you can show up, shop for handmade stuff, eat delicious cake, have a massage and a Tarot reading, and now, watch a lovely belly dancer and other entertainment.

It's going to be April 26 at Center High School, 8715 Holmes Road in Kansas City, MO. The Bazaar runs from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with space open for vendors from 8:30 to 10:30. Registration as a vendor for the event is $50, or $30 for Gaia Community members. Tables are available for a rental fee of $7 each.

If you are a reasonably local person (or willing to come in for the weekend) who makes and sells art, crafts, or ritual stuff, and you'd like to vend with us, you can register here. If you have a friend who fits the bill and would like to take part in our show, please feel free to send the information on. Registrations should be in by 4/16. The event is targeted at Pagan, New Age, and other such folks, but they're probably not the only people who will walk through the door.

Thanks for reading - I imagine there will be a few similar solicitations from me in the days to come as we try to get this thing up and running.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
OK, naked and semi-naked, but I had to get your attention. My friend and co-favorite photographer from Atlanta, [livejournal.com profile] arkhamrefugee, is looking to get into the business of boudoir and pin-up photography, and is looking for models to shoot to pad out his portfolio.

Hence, if you are in Atlanta (now) or in Kansas City (later this summer), and would be interested in posing for art's sake (and/or prints, and/or the amusement value of having your photo taken), please visit his post on the matter and talk to the man.

You can see some of the stuff he's already done here.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
OK, naked and semi-naked, but I had to get your attention. My friend and co-favorite photographer from Atlanta, [livejournal.com profile] arkhamrefugee, is looking to get into the business of boudoir and pin-up photography, and is looking for models to shoot to pad out his portfolio.

Hence, if you are in Atlanta (now) or in Kansas City (later this summer), and would be interested in posing for art's sake (and/or prints, and/or the amusement value of having your photo taken), please visit his post on the matter and talk to the man.

You can see some of the stuff he's already done here.
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So, as it turns out, [livejournal.com profile] arkhamrefugee has a new website for his photography business.

He does event and food photography, architectural excursions, and pinup photography, among other things, so if you live in the Atlanta area and were thinking "Oh dear, who will take pictures at my wedding/party/fetish ball?", give a click and check him out. Or, you know, if you just enjoy looking at beautiful women, lovely food, or amazing places, it's worth a click too.

Thanks. :)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
So, as it turns out, [livejournal.com profile] arkhamrefugee has a new website for his photography business.

He does event and food photography, architectural excursions, and pinup photography, among other things, so if you live in the Atlanta area and were thinking "Oh dear, who will take pictures at my wedding/party/fetish ball?", give a click and check him out. Or, you know, if you just enjoy looking at beautiful women, lovely food, or amazing places, it's worth a click too.

Thanks. :)
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
The Hot Nurse asked me to donate a piece of jewelry to the silent auction her son's school is having as a fund-raiser. I have no problem in the world doing that, of course, but she also said, "You know, you should include your business card so it's like advertising." This is also undeniably true. However. I do not have a business card. I do not have a business card because I do not have anything to direct people to via a business card. I need a website.

There are a couple of things that block me from having a website. I'm pretty sure I could put one together, even if was just a shop on a larger site, or something I put together with somebody's e-commerce toolkit. However. In order to do that, I'd need good photographs of my work. I do not seem to be capable of producing good photographs of my work. I think it would help me to have a light-box and some sort of display platform, which I could probably build. It would also help me to use a tripod. I think I have one somewhere. But that's all I know about. If some of you other picture-taking folks could point me to some tips on taking good up-close photos of shiny things, it would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I would need a name for said website, and the jewelry business it would allegedly represent. Any suggestions there would also be appreciated. I've been using 'Entropic Trinity' but, of course, it's just my work, and the entropic part perhaps suggests that the things are likely to explode or disintegrate at any moment, which is not really what I want to convey.

So, what do you think?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
The Hot Nurse asked me to donate a piece of jewelry to the silent auction her son's school is having as a fund-raiser. I have no problem in the world doing that, of course, but she also said, "You know, you should include your business card so it's like advertising." This is also undeniably true. However. I do not have a business card. I do not have a business card because I do not have anything to direct people to via a business card. I need a website.

There are a couple of things that block me from having a website. I'm pretty sure I could put one together, even if was just a shop on a larger site, or something I put together with somebody's e-commerce toolkit. However. In order to do that, I'd need good photographs of my work. I do not seem to be capable of producing good photographs of my work. I think it would help me to have a light-box and some sort of display platform, which I could probably build. It would also help me to use a tripod. I think I have one somewhere. But that's all I know about. If some of you other picture-taking folks could point me to some tips on taking good up-close photos of shiny things, it would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I would need a name for said website, and the jewelry business it would allegedly represent. Any suggestions there would also be appreciated. I've been using 'Entropic Trinity' but, of course, it's just my work, and the entropic part perhaps suggests that the things are likely to explode or disintegrate at any moment, which is not really what I want to convey.

So, what do you think?
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (a votre service)
It's like being clergy or something. Anyway, I'm looking for some help, and here's the deal.

From now until Imbolc (that's 2/2, for you mainstream religious types), Gaia Community is collecting money for Heifer International. Heifer is a charitable organization that gives livestock to poor families to help feed their families and their communities, and have milk, eggs, honey, wool, and suchlike for trade. We're trying to raise enough money to sponsor a flock of sheep for Imbolc, in honor of Brigid.

Wanna help out? You can drop by my donation page and make a donation, or you can join Gaia Community's team and canvass your friends, family, coworkers, whoever, for help. Or, of course, you could just go to Heifer's website and donate there, but I'm trying to make our team look good here! :)

Thanks for reading, thanks for donating. Now, I'm gonna go see [livejournal.com profile] orcjohn up at the hospital. Catch you later.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
It's like being clergy or something. Anyway, I'm looking for some help, and here's the deal.

From now until Imbolc (that's 2/2, for you mainstream religious types), Gaia Community is collecting money for Heifer International. Heifer is a charitable organization that gives livestock to poor families to help feed their families and their communities, and have milk, eggs, honey, wool, and suchlike for trade. We're trying to raise enough money to sponsor a flock of sheep for Imbolc, in honor of Brigid.

Wanna help out? You can drop by my donation page and make a donation, or you can join Gaia Community's team and canvass your friends, family, coworkers, whoever, for help. Or, of course, you could just go to Heifer's website and donate there, but I'm trying to make our team look good here! :)

Thanks for reading, thanks for donating. Now, I'm gonna go see [livejournal.com profile] orcjohn up at the hospital. Catch you later.
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  • KKFI 90.1 has a rockabilly show on Friday afternoons, about the time I get off from work. This is absolutely ideal for my drive home. I've been making [livejournal.com profile] triadruid listen to it. I feel that this is only fair, as he often plays things in the car like Dio.

  • Ted's Montana Grill, while not local, scores big on most of my other scales for restaurant evaluation. Food is exceedingly tasty and pretty affordable, to-go boxes are paper and foil rather than styrofoam, they serve sweet potatoes, and they have very, very good chili. They do have a buffalo head on the wall, which is creepy, but, on the other hand, they do serve buffalo, which makes it somewhat less alarming.
featherynscale: Schmendrick the magician from The Last Unicorn (Default)
  • KKFI 90.1 has a rockabilly show on Friday afternoons, about the time I get off from work. This is absolutely ideal for my drive home. I've been making [livejournal.com profile] triadruid listen to it. I feel that this is only fair, as he often plays things in the car like Dio.

  • Ted's Montana Grill, while not local, scores big on most of my other scales for restaurant evaluation. Food is exceedingly tasty and pretty affordable, to-go boxes are paper and foil rather than styrofoam, they serve sweet potatoes, and they have very, very good chili. They do have a buffalo head on the wall, which is creepy, but, on the other hand, they do serve buffalo, which makes it somewhat less alarming.

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