As a geeky fan-girl, it's nice to have my work featured on a bunch of geeky websites. But it is absolutely thrilling to have a fellow geeky fan-girl send me a photo of herself with a the cyberman purse I painted standing next to a Dalek at Fan Expo in Toronto.
From Kathy's sweet message to me, "Everyone loved your design.... I was in a lineup for an autograph from John Barrowman... when the 3 teenage girls at the beginning of the line, looked my way and squeeled. I looked behind me... didn't see anything ... and they were squealing about the cyberman purse. "
Kathy of KatKreated is a Dr. Who fan and she has a bunch of great crafts at her etsy site at etsy.com/shop/KatKreated. I LOVE her Tron card.
I read very few blogs due to lack of time or lack of interest in mostly everything.
The blogs that I actually read give me a lot of pleasure, information or insight. So I have created an award to show my appreciation. To explain the image, you can go here. Or you can just take my word for it that it is a cake, compiled by me. It's about the only thing I make, therefore it's very, very special.
The winners of the Let Them Eat Cake Award are:
The Newtown Pentacle. Mitch Waxman airs out Newtown Creek and surrounding areas in his photo-rich and fascinating blog. Plus, he's my husband and I think he's amazeballs. newtownpentacle.com
Elaine4Queen. Elaine has given me so much to think about over the years in one forum or another. I am enriched daily by her insights. She also has a particularly stunning dog. elaine4queen.wordpress.com
Dotty Headbanger. Dotty is a she-hermit. Dotty is mental. Her poetry is on par with the Vogons. I am her British/American translator. Just roll with it. dottyheadbanger.wordpress.com
New York Shitty. Miss Heather has an eye for photography and a will to shit-stir, making her the most valuable Greenpointer that I know. She is fabulous. newyorkshitty.com
Lucy's Football. If I actually wrote on my blog, rather than post pictures of bacon and Star Wars things, it would sound just like Lucy's football. lucysfootball.com
I've been painting purses. It's fun. I love it. And like all my crafts, hopefully I can sell the end result in order to buy more supplies with which to craft some more.
I started with a bunch of Dr. Who themed purses and some skulls before I came across a really cool vintage purse that demanded to be painted like Boba Fett.
I posted it on flickr and in some craft/Star Wars/Sci-fi/geekery Flickr groups and it certainly found its market. Social media for the win!
It was picked up by geekcrafts.com from their Flickr group. From there it filered out across the interwebs.
neatorama.com's Jill Harness said "I don’t know about you ladies, but I could sure use a great purse like this Boba Fett one by Catherine Penfold-Waxman."
I'm big in Brazil at garotasnerds.com and nerdice.com where Google creatively translates from Portuguese to English "Catherine Penfold is an American who has a lot of creativity to customize bags. She has customized several exchanges with the theme nerd, but this is certainly the coolest of Boba Fett! Very beautiful is not it? Unfortunately she was a single piece and has already been sold, but the Etsy of Catherine 's other models really cool too."
fashionablygeek.com said "Etsy seller Catherine Penfold-Waxman turned a vintage purse into the Boba Fett masterpiece you see before you."
geeksaresexy.com posted "While this deliciously geeky receptacle has already been nabbed, Catherine Penfold-Waxman makes some other gorgeous geeky girl wear so you might want to check it out"
rampagereality.com said "Catherine Penfold-Waxman’s custom Star Wars Boba Fett purse might be the only purse that I would hold for my wife while she climbs out of the Sarlacc Pit with me."
The chaps at unrealitymag.com say, "But now I have an example of this that I might use if I accidentally switched genders one day. This Boba Fett purse looks like a normal modern design to outsiders, but to geeks? It’s pretty clear what’s going on here."
dorkly.com keep it simple with, "Stay fashionable while you bag another bounty."
The end is nigh. To the year, that is. Soon it will be 2011 and I can feel even more in the future than I did last year. I look back. I look foward. Still no personal hover craft. Cheated, I am (said Yoda).
All in all it's been a good year. Lots of bacon. Lots of Star Wars. Lots of Dr Who. And that's mostly thanks to my friends for sending great stuff for me to look at during morning coffee.
This blog is a place where I keep the cool stuff I like, so I never expect much traffic or interaction with anyone. I do enoy a wander through the fun stuff and wish I commented more on things. I am officially a writer. I write for a living, yet I have no voice here, on my own blog. Maybe that's the new years resolution, to write more for fun. What do you thnk? Should I?
March 20, 2010 is Obscura Day. Mitch and I went to the Vanderbilt Museum, Long Island.
"A tour of eccentric playboy William K. Vanderbilt II's astounding natural history collection. An avid sailor and explorer, Vanderbilt traveled the globe collecting artifacts and specimens for his own private natural history museum. We'll be getting a guided tour through the "Hall of Fishes," one of the largest private collections of marine specimens in the world, containing a mounted whale shark, the largest known piece of fish taxidermy."
ABOUT OBSCURA DAY Obscura Day is an international celebration of curious places happening around the world on March 20, 2010. It is sponsored by Atlas Obscura, a guide to the world's wonders, curiosities, and esoterica.
This is my favorite picture of the day. It's through the keyhole of the door of the hall of fishes.
The door itself.
Some weird animal doing something unnatural to a man in a hat. How New York.
All done. Except a seriously good cleaning and a whitening. Check out the before braces pictures.
Thank you to all the excellent people at the "Straight teeth in 6 months" Smile Specialists. I highly recommend both doctors and all the dentist techs. A big shout out to Virginia. Thanks for everything.