With Octavia Spencer, Dave Annable, Astro, Ciara Bravo. A look at the lives of a group of teenagers living in a hospital.
That was a busy few days! I’ll share this while I celebrate with a scotch before going to bed…
I sold a bunch of my pre-made origami last week, a nice assortment of my original designs; dragons, fairies, pegasi, even the sphinxes that never gathered many hits on my Etsy shop. (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Beowulphx?section_id=15204835&ref=shopsection_leftnav_7) The person who bought them even paid for the overnight shipping, which was surprising. Never really thought there would be a burning need for that kind of stuff! Turns out, he was a prop master who’d worked on things like The Hunger Games and Book of Eli, and wanted them to show the production team for a show premiering on FOX TV. Then he wanted MORE. We spoke on the phone, and he ordered another 75 pieces, mostly dragons, but gryphons and fairies too. Said he wanted them for a show about kids in a pediatric ward, and that around episode 5, they’d be featured prominently with close ups as characters gave them as gifts. He wanted them quickly, though, a 4 day turnaround. No problem, I said- I can fold while I work! I even do bulk discounts… “no need” he said. “We got the budget”. Then he offered me twice the figure I had in mind. It’s been a good week. I just finished dipping the last batch, to be shipped out tomorrow, on schedule. The show is called “The Red Band Society”, and airs on the 17th. Did I mention the show is being produced by Steven Spielberg? So theoretically, the guy who tells Indiana Jones when to take off his hat saw my stuff and liked it enough to approve it for national broadcast. It’s been a good week.
Speaking of origami, I realized I never shared my bragging rights! A few months ago, I was mentioned in an article in “First for women” magazine. They featured some origami frogs as party favors, and mentioned my shop as a place to get them! Pretty cool!
Cleaning up my pc, I found some old morphing videos I had made with some freeware I downloaded. I had put a few on youtube, but looking at them now they’d work much better as gifs. I think I’m going to have to re-do some of these, especially now that there’s more versions of Link and Zelda to choose from!
I found a set of candy-filled gemstones in the discount bin after Easter, and thought I Could challenge myself to make some itty-bitty critters to fit inside. Naturally, being the Zelda fan that I am, I had to put fairies in the heart containers, but the other shapes lent themselves very well to the other mythological designs I’ve created.
Quickie boffer rolling pin, from pvc and a pool noodle. Now available on my Etsy shop! I miss making boffers, but since we moved to an apartment, I just don’t have the space to make a mess as often as I’d like. Let the house hunting commence!
Finally something new! Had a request for a lifesize origami crow through my Etsy store, thought it was an interesting challenge! Realistically, crows have about a 4 ft wingspan, but the largest paper I could find only gave mine about a 20” stretch. Still, large enough to be believable, I think!
In the vein of celebrating the things I make, I cross-post this here: my “Cubie” photo blog has hit 1,000 followers! I’ll be doing something over there to celebrate tomorrow probably, just wanted to take a moment to mark the occasion. :-) Thanks to everyone who’s been a part of this!
One of the perks to being married is getting to show off my manly fix-it skills to get stuff crossed off the “honey-do” list. Wife wanted a door mounted spice rack? Wife gets a door mounted spice rack! Without putting holes in the rental cabinets, no less! A little duct tape, some cardboard, and some command hooks let me rig this up in under an hour. There’s a clear tape barrier across the front, so you can see the labels and not worry about anything falling out, I just used 2 pieces face to face so it wouldn’t stick to the canisters. I wish I’d used a different brand of tape, though- a couple days after I put it up, the Scotch brand tape started peeling and coming loose, and I had to reinforce it. The Scotch tape may have some different patterns, but the plastic stretches when you try to tear it, and the glue really doesn’t stick well. Don’t think I’ll be using that any more, which is a shame because I really liked the snakeskin pattern stuff! (You listening, Duck Tape? You’ve got white, pink, and green zebra stripe, how about some gator skin and wood grain patterns?)