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Special Design Design Gift Ideas photos

A few nice Design Gift Ideas images I found:

Pilgrim Native American Cut outs for Thanksgiving Placemat page 4
Design Gift Ideas
Image by mimitalks, married, under grace
Set with all the instructions, parts, www.flickr.com/photos/mimitalks/albums/72157622841952598

Newest How-to Video: flic.kr/p/2hPVoKN

the tutorial which links to all the parts to make a Thanksgiving Placemat, my gift to you for personal or small group use only. No commercial use whatsoever.

As God’s Word is free and available to all, so is this.

`Lamp post` by Imani Renae Interiors at Acolyte Home and Gifts
Design Gift Ideas
Image by AcolyteH
Introducing the latest from Imani Renae Interiors – The `You`re Gorgeous` Collection with its exciting wall transfers is something completely different. Iconic images which are so 2012 yet also timeless.

They`re substantial in size, unique in design and the only aspect that isn`t unusual is that they have the attention to detail and quality which we associate with Imani Renae Interiors.

We`ve included some lifestyle shots for each transfer – to give you a good idea on just how large they are! If you love a particular design but find it just a little too big for the wall you have in mind – not a problem. They can be scaled down as well. Need them even bigger? Again, not an issue.

Young Woman – Pose 02
Design Gift Ideas
Image by Cladgeman
Fully coloured image for a gift voucher idea – a commission for a hair salon. The idea is to promote the purchase of gift vouchers for young women to spend at the salon. This illustration will appear on the inside of a Gift Wallet Card.

Visit www.cladge.com for online portfolio.

Visit Cladge’s Blog for musings, ideas and general waffle.

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British Library digitised image from page 85 of “Songs of the Woods. A gift book from the Poets. With … illustrations by Giacomelli”

A few nice Gift Ideas images I found:

British Library digitised image from page 85 of “Songs of the Woods. A gift book from the Poets. With … illustrations by Giacomelli”
Gift Ideas
Image by The British Library
Image taken from:

Title: "Songs of the Woods. A gift book from the Poets. With … illustrations by Giacomelli"
Author(s): Giacomelli, Hector [person]
British Library shelfmark: "Digital Store 11601.ee.25"
Page: 85 (scanned page number – not necessarily the actual page number in the publication)
Place of publication: London (England)
Date of publication: 1886
Publisher: T. Nelson
Type of resource: Monograph
Language(s): English
Physical description: 128 pages (8°)

Explore this item in the British Library’s catalogue:
003440920 (physical copy) and 014829870 (digitised copy)
(numbers are British Library identifiers)

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Order a higher quality scanned version of this image from the British Library

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View all the illustrations found in this publication
View all the illustrations in publications from the same year (1886)
Download the Optical Character Recognised (OCR) derived text for this publication as JavaScript Object Notation (JSON)

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Need a gift idea for Father’s Day?
Gift Ideas
Image by Mei Man Ren Sheng
Wondering what to give your father for Father’s Day? The recipe below is great for small children (they are great at picking leaves) and adults alike to prepare, does not take much time and is a homemade gift from the heart that will remind him how loved he is each time he uses it. It is…

www.livingalifeincolour.com/need-a-gift-idea-for-fathers-…

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Christine’s “X-Treme” Beans

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Christine’s “X-Treme” Beans
Homemade Gifts
Image by yummysmellsca
One of my co-workers has an intense love for the spicy pickled green beans you can buy at the grocery store. As a gift, I took some of my home-grown beans and hot peppers and whipped up a batch myself! Canned in a quart jar, it’s a gorgeous and delicious addition to any gift basket.

www.yummysmells.ca/2015/10/christines-x-treme-beans.html

The making of mustard
Homemade Gifts
Image by kavitakapoor
beer mustard finished in time to give as christmas gifts.

Little Globes
Homemade Gifts
Image by yummysmellsca
A mix of ready-to-eat and unripe Concord grapes from our backyard vineyard made for a perfectly set, tangy jam that I canned to give away for Christmas gifts! I have another 5 lbs of grapes in the freezer for a second batch!

yummysmells.blogspot.com/2011/10/j-in-your-pb.html

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Top 25 Christmas Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Christmas 2020 is fast approaching and there is only one question on everyone’s mind: what do we do about all the men? We jest, of course. But one thing is certainly true. Most Christmas gift lists are populated with quite a few loved ones that just happen to be of the male persuasion. You could potentially be shopping for your husband, boyfriend or father, your son, grandson or brother, other family members, good friends, neighbors, co-workers… whew! Perhaps that “what do we do about all the men” question is credible after all.

Seriously though, men haven’t always been the easiest people to buy Christmas presents for. There are only so many scarfs and sweaters a person can wear. And, chances are, he won’t be that enthusiastic about showing off his new accessory to his buddies. Luckily, there is an entire universe of untapped holiday gifts just waiting to be discovered – even includes apparel that you can’t find in stores. Distinctive gifts that appeal to his specific passions. Gifts that, upon being unwrapped on Christmas day, are likely to get his attention in a way that can only be described as wonder, excitement, and “Best. Gift. Ever.”

Of course, we understand that all men are unique with their own unique interests. And that is exactly why we’ve put together a pretty substantial and diverse list of the Top 25 Christmas gifts for men. Hopefully, this highly curated shopping list will help you find the perfect gifts for all the men on your list. Simply take a moment, think about who you’re shopping for, consider their interests, their hobbies, their style, and then dig into this great collection of men’s collectibles, jewelry, and awesome additions to his mancave. You just might be surprised, and they certainly will be.

1. NFL Decanter Set

For football fans! Choose his team to be featured on this officially licensed NFL barware set. Includes four 12K gold-rimmed glass tumblers and a matching decanter with a fully sculpted helmet stopper. Arrives with a satin-lined gift box, ideal for Christmas gift giving.

2. NFL Pilsner Glass Set

A great addition to his home bar or study! Choose the NFL team to be featured in this officially licensed 4-piece Pilsner glass set. Each glass displays a different icon, along with vivid colors. Plus, the set comes in a satin-lined gift box to make your holiday gift giving a snap.

3. STAR WARS Darth Vader Stein

STAR WARS™ fans only! If you want to make him the most excited man in the entire galaxy, just wait until you give him this Heirloom Porcelain stein with full color Darth Vader™ artwork, a TIE Advanced x1 Fighter topper and a light saber handle.

4. MARVEL CAPTAIN AMERICA Classic Sculpture

Let MARVEL save Christmas! CAPTAIN AMERICA rides for freedom in this star-spangled sculpture. MARVEL fans and collectors will thrill at the intricate details of this masterpiece. And wait until he sees this – the headlights and taillights really light up!

5. STAR WARS Express Train Collection

The gift that keeps giving! Impress a STAR WARS fan with this officially licensed electric train collection featuring specially commissioned art by the legendary Steve Anderson. FREE power pack and track, and he’ll get a new issue every month or two or so.

6. NFL Floor Lamp

Mancave essential! Pick his favorite football team to be featured on this 5-foot tall statement lamp. Officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC, it displays team colors and logos on its 4-sided fabric shade and turns on and off with a convenient floor switch.

7. Ghostbusters Cuckoo Clock

Bustin’ up the holidays for movie lovers! The classic ’80s movie comes to life with this action-packed wall clock featuring light-up “proton streams,” iconic Ghostbusters™ sounds and high-relief sculpts of Peter, Ray, Egon, Winston, Slimer and Stay Puft.

8. NFL Illuminated Atomic Wall Clock: Choose Your Team

It’s always game time! He’ll never lose a second with this first-of-its-kind atomic clock, officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC. It lights up automatically, shows off his favorite football team and is completely self-setting, tied to the official U.S. time source in Fort Collins, CO.

9. Corvette: Oh What Fun It Is to Drive Tabletop Christmas Tree

A motorhead’s dream come true! Put a classic Vette under the tree with a handcrafted tribute that actually IS a Christmas tree. Revved up with 5 different iconic models and crowned with a logo topper, this light-up sculpture makes engine sounds too

10. HOGWARTS Express Train Collection

Next stop: HOGWARTS™! Does he love HARRY POTTER™? This exciting electric train delivers non-stop enchantment, from PLATFORM 9-3/4™, all the way to HOGWARTS. Plus, the collection includes FREE track, power pack and controller.

11. Armed Forces Levitating Tribute Sculpture

For the military man! Choose his branch of service to be honored in this unique tribute. Won’t he be amazed to witness the stirring salute as the iconic symbol of his military branch floats and spins in midair, dramatically lit with a reverent glow from the base.

12. Greatest Aircraft of WWII Zippo® Lighter Collection

Ideal for history buffs! Aficionados of World War II will love this tribute to its historic aircraft, commemorated on genuine Zippo® lighters. Best of all, he can show off his lighters in a dramatic display topped with a sculptural B-17 Bomber. Limited edition of 8,000!

13. U.S. Military Air Force Men’s Jacket

Bold military style! Your U.S. Air Force man will look handsome in this vintage-style leather bomber jacket. Emblazoned with retro-look patches, a detachable faux shearling collar and a warm woven lining, it’s sure to make an impression beneath the tree. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

14. For My Firefighter Men’s Watch

A hero’s holiday! The firefighter in your life will certainly be impressed with this sharp-looking chronograph watch. Handcrafted of stainless steel, it features the iconic Maltese cross and is engraved with the “For My Firefighter” poem. Gift box included for gift giving.

15. Signature John Wayne Stockade Men’s Jacket

Dress like The Duke! If he loves John Wayne, imagine his thrill unwrapping this cotton canvas jacket inspired by the one he wore in films. Ready for the streets of the Old West, it’s flannel-lined with a corduroy collar and sports a faux leather patch with the icon’s replica signature. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

16. John Wayne Replica Men’s Vest

Make it a cowboy Christmas! Just like the stockade jacket above, this rugged leather and suede vest shows off the same western style worn by that handsome star of the silver screen, John Wayne. Features a notched label, welt pockets and cotton lining. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

17. Alien® Zippo® Lighter Collection

Xenomorph alert! Get your sci-fi movie fan started in the ultimate collection. These genuine Zippo® lighters feature frightful imagery from the 1979 classic “Alien®” showcased in a nightmare display that must be seen to be believed. Limited edition of 8,000!

18. God Is My Strength Diamond Pendant Necklace

Champion his faith! Give him a reminder of God’s protection with this solid stainless-steel necklace. The handsome cross pendant is inlayed with rich black onyx and sparkles with a genuine diamond. Includes an inspiring inscription and gift box.

19. Today, Tomorrow and Always My Love Diamond Bracelet

Perfect for husbands or boyfriends! Tell him you love him with this stainless-steel engraved bracelet he’ll be proud to wear. It’s enhanced with 24K-gold ion-plated accents, 3 genuine diamonds symbolizing the sentiment, and comes with a gift box for Christmas gift giving.

20. Heart of a Lion Ring

Appeal to his strong protector qualities! Roar into the holiday season with this bold ring featuring a sculpted lion head with black sapphire eyes. Handcrafted with 24K gold ion-plated stainless steel. Arrives with a custom gift box to present him with on Christmas.

21. American Biker Ring

Perfect for bikers! Does he have a thirst for the open road? Give him this handcrafted ring sporting a sculpted chopper, eagle and flag against a genuine black sapphire background. Makes a bold Christmas gift when presented with its custom gift box.

22. Armor of God Sculpture

An inspiring gift of faith! This museum-quality knight sculpture exemplifies the strength and power of the Lord. Presented in cold-cast bronze, it includes a 24K gold-plated Challenge Coin he can remove and carry as a constant reminder of God’s presence.

23. The U.S. Army Core Values Coin Collection

For a special soldier! The core values of the U.S. Army are dramatically depicted on these real metal Challenge Coins. Gleaming with 24K gold plating, the entire collection can be displayed in the custom glass-covered display box. Limited edition of 5,000!

24. Budweiser Heirloom Tap Handle Collection

Tap into his passions! Help him elevate his mancave with this officially licensed Budweiser tap handle collection. He will get a different vintage-era sculpted tap handle every about every month or so and can show them all off in the solid wood display rack.

25. Honor and Respect Sculpture

For your man in blue! He will love this dramatic expression of law enforcement’s values, featuring a finely sculpted eagle clutching the symbolic Thin Blue Line flag in its talons. Plus, a portion of the proceeds is donated to first responders and their families.

Did you see anything he might like? Or him? Or him?! Chances are you still have a few men left to purchase gifts for this Christmas. Depending on their interests, hobbies, and passions, any of these 25 great gifts could potentially be just the thing to make them feel special this holiday. To know you put some extra thought into the selection. We hope our hand-picked list of extraordinary Christmas presents helped make your shopping at least a little easier. And we hope you and your family have an amazing holiday season filled with peace, joy and love. Merry Christmas!

Check out our 2020 Christmas gift guide to find gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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Me & Julia Dressed as Me

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Me & Julia Dressed as Me
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Image by happiercircumstance
It was her birthday gift to me. All her idea.

😀

2008

Jan192009
birthday gift ideas
Image by susanhm7854
The one finger rule. We went to Glazed Bisque-It to make a gift for my mom’s birthday today. I told my two little ones not to touch anything. The owner of the shop had a better idea. Touch anything you want with ONE finger. So of course, my son had to touch everything – but only with ONE finger. It was very cute.

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Top 25 Christmas Gifts for the Men in Your Life

Christmas 2020 is fast approaching and there is only one question on everyone’s mind: what do we do about all the men? We jest, of course. But one thing is certainly true. Most Christmas gift lists are populated with quite a few loved ones that just happen to be of the male persuasion. You could potentially be shopping for your husband, boyfriend or father, your son, grandson or brother, other family members, good friends, neighbors, co-workers… whew! Perhaps that “what do we do about all the men” question is credible after all.

Seriously though, men haven’t always been the easiest people to buy Christmas presents for. There are only so many scarfs and sweaters a person can wear. And, chances are, he won’t be that enthusiastic about showing off his new accessory to his buddies. Luckily, there is an entire universe of untapped holiday gifts just waiting to be discovered – even includes apparel that you can’t find in stores. Distinctive gifts that appeal to his specific passions. Gifts that, upon being unwrapped on Christmas day, are likely to get his attention in a way that can only be described as wonder, excitement, and “Best. Gift. Ever.”

Of course, we understand that all men are unique with their own unique interests. And that is exactly why we’ve put together a pretty substantial and diverse list of the Top 25 Christmas gifts for men. Hopefully, this highly curated shopping list will help you find the perfect gifts for all the men on your list. Simply take a moment, think about who you’re shopping for, consider their interests, their hobbies, their style, and then dig into this great collection of men’s collectibles, jewelry, and awesome additions to his mancave. You just might be surprised, and they certainly will be.

1. NFL Decanter Set

For football fans! Choose his team to be featured on this officially licensed NFL barware set. Includes four 12K gold-rimmed glass tumblers and a matching decanter with a fully sculpted helmet stopper. Arrives with a satin-lined gift box, ideal for Christmas gift giving.

2. NFL Pilsner Glass Set

A great addition to his home bar or study! Choose the NFL team to be featured in this officially licensed 4-piece Pilsner glass set. Each glass displays a different icon, along with vivid colors. Plus, the set comes in a satin-lined gift box to make your holiday gift giving a snap.

3. STAR WARS Darth Vader Stein

STAR WARS™ fans only! If you want to make him the most excited man in the entire galaxy, just wait until you give him this Heirloom Porcelain stein with full color Darth Vader™ artwork, a TIE Advanced x1 Fighter topper and a light saber handle.

4. MARVEL CAPTAIN AMERICA Classic Sculpture

Let MARVEL save Christmas! CAPTAIN AMERICA rides for freedom in this star-spangled sculpture. MARVEL fans and collectors will thrill at the intricate details of this masterpiece. And wait until he sees this – the headlights and taillights really light up!

5. STAR WARS Express Train Collection

The gift that keeps giving! Impress a STAR WARS fan with this officially licensed electric train collection featuring specially commissioned art by the legendary Steve Anderson. FREE power pack and track, and he’ll get a new issue every month or two or so.

6. NFL Floor Lamp

Mancave essential! Pick his favorite football team to be featured on this 5-foot tall statement lamp. Officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC, it displays team colors and logos on its 4-sided fabric shade and turns on and off with a convenient floor switch.

7. Ghostbusters Cuckoo Clock

Bustin’ up the holidays for movie lovers! The classic ’80s movie comes to life with this action-packed wall clock featuring light-up “proton streams,” iconic Ghostbusters™ sounds and high-relief sculpts of Peter, Ray, Egon, Winston, Slimer and Stay Puft.

8. NFL Illuminated Atomic Wall Clock: Choose Your Team

It’s always game time! He’ll never lose a second with this first-of-its-kind atomic clock, officially licensed by NFL Properties LLC. It lights up automatically, shows off his favorite football team and is completely self-setting, tied to the official U.S. time source in Fort Collins, CO.

9. Corvette: Oh What Fun It Is to Drive Tabletop Christmas Tree

A motorhead’s dream come true! Put a classic Vette under the tree with a handcrafted tribute that actually IS a Christmas tree. Revved up with 5 different iconic models and crowned with a logo topper, this light-up sculpture makes engine sounds too

10. HOGWARTS Express Train Collection

Next stop: HOGWARTS™! Does he love HARRY POTTER™? This exciting electric train delivers non-stop enchantment, from PLATFORM 9-3/4™, all the way to HOGWARTS. Plus, the collection includes FREE track, power pack and controller.

11. Armed Forces Levitating Tribute Sculpture

For the military man! Choose his branch of service to be honored in this unique tribute. Won’t he be amazed to witness the stirring salute as the iconic symbol of his military branch floats and spins in midair, dramatically lit with a reverent glow from the base.

12. Greatest Aircraft of WWII Zippo® Lighter Collection

Ideal for history buffs! Aficionados of World War II will love this tribute to its historic aircraft, commemorated on genuine Zippo® lighters. Best of all, he can show off his lighters in a dramatic display topped with a sculptural B-17 Bomber. Limited edition of 8,000!

13. U.S. Military Air Force Men’s Jacket

Bold military style! Your U.S. Air Force man will look handsome in this vintage-style leather bomber jacket. Emblazoned with retro-look patches, a detachable faux shearling collar and a warm woven lining, it’s sure to make an impression beneath the tree. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

14. For My Firefighter Men’s Watch

A hero’s holiday! The firefighter in your life will certainly be impressed with this sharp-looking chronograph watch. Handcrafted of stainless steel, it features the iconic Maltese cross and is engraved with the “For My Firefighter” poem. Gift box included for gift giving.

15. Signature John Wayne Stockade Men’s Jacket

Dress like The Duke! If he loves John Wayne, imagine his thrill unwrapping this cotton canvas jacket inspired by the one he wore in films. Ready for the streets of the Old West, it’s flannel-lined with a corduroy collar and sports a faux leather patch with the icon’s replica signature. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

16. John Wayne Replica Men’s Vest

Make it a cowboy Christmas! Just like the stockade jacket above, this rugged leather and suede vest shows off the same western style worn by that handsome star of the silver screen, John Wayne. Features a notched label, welt pockets and cotton lining. Available in men’s sizes M to XXXL.

17. Alien® Zippo® Lighter Collection

Xenomorph alert! Get your sci-fi movie fan started in the ultimate collection. These genuine Zippo® lighters feature frightful imagery from the 1979 classic “Alien®” showcased in a nightmare display that must be seen to be believed. Limited edition of 8,000!

18. God Is My Strength Diamond Pendant Necklace

Champion his faith! Give him a reminder of God’s protection with this solid stainless-steel necklace. The handsome cross pendant is inlayed with rich black onyx and sparkles with a genuine diamond. Includes an inspiring inscription and gift box.

19. Today, Tomorrow and Always My Love Diamond Bracelet

Perfect for husbands or boyfriends! Tell him you love him with this stainless-steel engraved bracelet he’ll be proud to wear. It’s enhanced with 24K-gold ion-plated accents, 3 genuine diamonds symbolizing the sentiment, and comes with a gift box for Christmas gift giving.

20. Heart of a Lion Ring

Appeal to his strong protector qualities! Roar into the holiday season with this bold ring featuring a sculpted lion head with black sapphire eyes. Handcrafted with 24K gold ion-plated stainless steel. Arrives with a custom gift box to present him with on Christmas.

21. American Biker Ring

Perfect for bikers! Does he have a thirst for the open road? Give him this handcrafted ring sporting a sculpted chopper, eagle and flag against a genuine black sapphire background. Makes a bold Christmas gift when presented with its custom gift box.

22. Armor of God Sculpture

An inspiring gift of faith! This museum-quality knight sculpture exemplifies the strength and power of the Lord. Presented in cold-cast bronze, it includes a 24K gold-plated Challenge Coin he can remove and carry as a constant reminder of God’s presence.

23. The U.S. Army Core Values Coin Collection

For a special soldier! The core values of the U.S. Army are dramatically depicted on these real metal Challenge Coins. Gleaming with 24K gold plating, the entire collection can be displayed in the custom glass-covered display box. Limited edition of 5,000!

24. Budweiser Heirloom Tap Handle Collection

Tap into his passions! Help him elevate his mancave with this officially licensed Budweiser tap handle collection. He will get a different vintage-era sculpted tap handle every about every month or so and can show them all off in the solid wood display rack.

25. Honor and Respect Sculpture

For your man in blue! He will love this dramatic expression of law enforcement’s values, featuring a finely sculpted eagle clutching the symbolic Thin Blue Line flag in its talons. Plus, a portion of the proceeds is donated to first responders and their families.

Did you see anything he might like? Or him? Or him?! Chances are you still have a few men left to purchase gifts for this Christmas. Depending on their interests, hobbies, and passions, any of these 25 great gifts could potentially be just the thing to make them feel special this holiday. To know you put some extra thought into the selection. We hope our hand-picked list of extraordinary Christmas presents helped make your shopping at least a little easier. And we hope you and your family have an amazing holiday season filled with peace, joy and love. Merry Christmas!

Check out our 2020 Christmas gift guide to find gift ideas for everyone on your list!

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Pataphysical Time

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Pataphysical Time
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Image by fabola
We spent another magnificent afternoon at Pataphysical Studios this Saturday, making art together … and playing at the edges of time.

Our visitors this week were Jim Neidhardt (now Dr. Neidhardt) and his lovely wife Denise (Dr. Now?), longtime friends of Drs. Rindbrain, Skidz and the Queen of the Desert. Jim showed us the ‘hypno-disks’ he is working on to create experiences like this surreal Duchamp film, Anemic Cinema: youtu.be/AsnhBUp7xxM?t=24s

We had a great conversation and I knew they were like-minded folks when Dr. Neidhardt and I both exclaimed at the same time the same exact phrase: “Life IS Change!”. Jim is interested in contributing to our madcap art adventure, so stay tuned. Learn more about his work at: neidhardtstudio.com/

Throughout the day, we brainstormed more ideas for our new Time Machine, while working on sundry maker art projects:
• Dr. Rindbrain and Canard put the finishing touches on their music box
• Drs. Figurine and Heatshrink prepared to assemble a theremin together
• Dr. Fabio drew a first sketch of what a time controller might look like
• Dr. Igor and Heatshrink both gave Dr. Figurine nice gifts for her birthday
• Dr. Tout de Suite considered lighting up her goggles, chose to paint instead
• Dr. Zboon discussed time travel and made a birthday card for his friend Ernesto
• Dr. Canard created a colorful zen map, inviting other doctors to art it up
• Dr. Rindbrain added more rainbow-colored lights to the Time Machine framework

It was great to stretch out to the edges of time and back again in the company of my friends.

Fire in the hole!

View more ‘Pataphysical photos: www.flickr.com/photos/fabola/albums/72157623637793277

Watch ‘Pataphysical videos: vimeo.com/album/3051039

Learn more about Pataphysical Studios: pataphysics.us/

Possible coin purse design
Design Gift Ideas
Image by cinnachick
I have this idea that a small coin purse would be a worthwhile thing to make for a couple of reasons.
1: I have a LOT of scraps that are too small to do anything else with and while Boos things I should just let him roll around in them, I think they’re large enough to do something with, so I should.
2: I have a drawer of zippers that are suitable for clothing (which I seem to never make) and things other than purses. Using them seems like a good idea.
3: I need to make some smaller priced items for shows. Items that will permit children to use their allowance, create an add-on for a gift purchase, and give people something to flip through while standing in my booth.

However the design I’ve created doesn’t seem great. I’m not talking about the fabrics. The two of these I’ve made are going to the lovely ladies at the Letter Writers Alliance. (watch your mail Donovan and Kathy). But the actual shape and size. So any advice or thoughts in the comments would be very helpful.

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Gift Chu 1

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Gift Chu 1
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Image by almyki
Name: Nameless
Brand: 5StarDoll
Sculpt: 1/4 scale, ‘Chu’ sculpt, Girl Body, Normal Skin
Mods: The face eyewells have been slightly enlargened and the nose has been sanded flatter. The lips have also been sanded flatter and thinner.
Faceup Artist: almyki (myself)
Wig: 6-7in Monique, Synthetic Mohair, Straight Black
Eyes: 12mm SafrinDoll Acrylic Brown
Outfit: Dollmore hanbok set. Includes jeogori (jacket), chima (skirt), sokchima (underskirt), baji (pants), and hairpiece. The little hair ring is a separate accessory bought from Dollmore as well.

This doll was given to me by a friend who was making a change to their collection years ago. I’ve had her, who knows, three years? She came to me modded into a zombie lady, with scar tissue sculpted on top all over the body, and I originally tried to work with that concept. After some time and a concept painting to see if I liked my idea, I decided it wasn’t working and cleaned her up completely, scraping off the mods and sanding down any little leftover scratches.

After that, I kept trying to come up with things she could be, and my last idea was to make her into the traditional Korean beauty that I haven’t been able to find a doll for. I got brave and decided I’d attempt some face mods at this time too, in hopes to make her more palatable to me and a bit more Asian-looking. I feel okay about my results, but I wasn’t happy with what I did to the lips, haha. But I thought her face looked overall still nice.

Unfortunately, because she had a facial ‘scar’ for so long, even after I scraped it away and sanded the surface well, I could never apply a faceup without some ‘blotching’ and unevenness occurring due to… some chemical reaction that must have happened in the resin. It was a mighty frustration for me until I realized WHY faceups would never turn out smooth.

I feel like I put in every reasonable effort to make her into something of my own, and put a pretty penny into various accessories, wigs, and so forth to bring the ‘Korean beauty’ concept to form. I felt like I was fairly successful so far when I saw her displayed in my room, but something still never clicked for me.

It took me this long to figure it out, but I finally understood the exact reason poor Chu could never really capture my affections the way my other dolls so far have done. Even if she manages to look and dress nicely, I just don’t like the way she feels when I hold her, pose her, or touch her. The weight, the jointing, the resin quality, all of it together just didn’t click for me, and I could never fix that with makeovers or clothing or new character concepts.

So, recently I finally made a decision to return her to the person who gave her to me, and it’s sort of a breath of relief. Something about not being able to understand why I don’t like a doll really bothers me, so I’m happy to have discovered something about my personal tastes.

I feel sad for little Chu, because now we’ve had all this history, but our chapter together has finally come to a close. I decided I’d finally take a few decent pics of her, since apparently I NEVER bothered to do so in all this time, before finally returning her for good.

Spade & Partners’ gift idea
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Image by marchorowitz