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Life, Art, Etc…

In which I cover health, the state of me, art projects, and places to make art. I keep meaning to get back to nice, logical, progressive posts about my Arts and Sciences entries, but I’ve been finding myself low on spoons a lot lately. About ten weeks ago I got my first set of botox […]

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Experiments in Dyeing with Lichens

I’ve been collecting wind fall lichens around my yard and on hikes for several years now, so I finally decided to get off my butt and try dyeing with some. I’ve done chlorine tests on a few with mixed results, and eventually figured what the heck, I’ll just try some with the ammonia fermentation method […]

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Goats! Time for plucking and shearing

  It’s is officially the beginning of spring, and time to help my goats off with their winter coats. I have two goats right now, Sigma, a white Angora goat, and Marzipan, red and almond Cashmere goat. Angora goats, like Sigma, have long curly locks, and get sheared twice a year. Cashmere goats, however, grow […]

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An Tir Kingdom Arts and Science Competition

Hi there, it’s been quite a while since I posted on my blog. Quite a while… but I have stuff to share, so here I am! I just returned from a Society for Creative Anachronism event that is my “local” kingdom’s arts championship, which I won! I am planning on making a series of posts […]

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See you at Radcon!

Hi there! This is just a quick update to let you know that I’ll be a panelist at RadCon 7 this weekend, in Pasco, Washington. I’ll be getting there on Friday afternoon, and I will be on panels and have some of my artwork for sale in the art show. I will also be doing […]

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Palouse Falls

I finally got a chance to start going through some of the photos I took while traveling to and from Miscon, and decided to share the ones of Palouse Falls in eastern Washington first. The falls are breathtaking, showing a classing PNW array of colorful lichens, but in a canyon in the middle of the […]

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Slav Temple Rings

This weekend I got to wear my new slav temple rings for the first time! They are pretty much the best birthday gift ever, they were made for me by my dad, Morgan Hall. While he’s not going to be making these for sale, it is possible that he may be pursuaded to make some […]

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Jewelry Lessons, Filagree Project #1, Part 1

I selected this as the inspiration for my first filagree project: ¬† These are a set of Greek earrings¬†circa 3rd – 2nd century BC.   Here are my in-progress pics, I’ll be adding notes later.        

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Craft Update, part deaux: Orycon

In addition to the kickstarter, new goats, and fuzzy cats that want me to be a lap all of the time, I’ve been making all sorts of stuff, and was a guest panelist at Orycon. Orycon was great this year! I really enjoyed being part of the art show, on so many panels and getting […]

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Make ALL the Things: Art & Craft Update

Time for a long overdue arts and crafts update and pics of stuff I’ve been working on. And pictures of my cats! And goats! Winter has begun, I’ve had to deal with the first snow, way early this year, and everyone is hunkering down and keeping warm.   This includes my new-to-me angora goats, Sigma […]

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