Winter is here. The crows have three eyes. Arya’s wandering and apparently not all that good at sword fighting after all. Meanwhile in the real world, I’m working on some scary stuff. Put your heart out there and see if the world coddles or stomps it kind of stuff. And for some reason, this quote from Game of Thrones seems to capture that feeling best.
“Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
I’m not taking down King’s Landing anytime soon, but fear… that’s a dangerous thing. It warps the mind and changes intention. It makes people foolish and steals their confidence. Sure a sword can kill you physically, but fear will kill your art.
So I made this quote into into a poster to remind myself that fear is the real enemy. And I must be brave. Free link to download after the jump.
A while back I made a video about making an iPhone 4 case you could change up every day. Well, the commenters demanded an update. So here’s some iPhone 5 designs you can cut out and put inside a clear iPhone 5 case.
If you are a little unclear about how this works, let me clarify:
1. Download these designs:
2. Cut them out.
3. Place them in the back of a clear iPhone case. This is the one I am currently using.
Total cost of this project is as little as a buck. I bought my iPhone 4 case on eBay for a whopping dollar. Since iPhone 5 is still a little new, you may need to spend up to $10, but it’s still a hell of a lot cheaper than the $45 cases at the Apple store.
If you need a refresher course on how to do it and want a visual step by step, check out the original video:
And who doesn’t love a cheap iPhone case DIY?
Have a happy weekend, my friends!
It’s the Wholidays!
Can you tell that I’m becoming impatient for the Doctor Who Christmas Special? Yes, I’m feeling impatient. As a result, I got crafty. This is the lovely result and now I’d like to share it with you.
Time heals all wounds. For me, it’s only the beginning of the healing for a certain set of companions, but evil snowmen sure help. Being new to Who is a special trip and if you haven’t dove in, then you should. (Although as a Who-bie, can I just say, the Daleks don’t scare me?! I find the Cybermen far freakier… Am I alone in this?)
Oh, and the promise of the Errant Curl being everywhere as the new Star Trek movie shifts into marketing and public relations promotion bonanza.
In case you missed it: CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGES TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF!
When I started to think about how I might like to decorate my tree this year, I could focus on only one thing:
Why isn’t it Christmas already - I want to watch the Doctor Who Christmas Special!
And so that became my inspiration. Space! And the TARDIS and Firefly.
I really could have gone on and on with this theme, but a girl has got to try and keep things manageable. So I hope you love them!
This set of four printable ornaments is easy enough to understand:
First, download the PDF (CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SET!)
Did you download them? Good. Now:
You’ll get four ornament printables:
Two Doctor Who themed varieties: one with the TARDIS, pictured above, and a “Bow Ties are cool” themed ornament.
One Firefly ornament: Mal says the darnedest things in the show. And “Mighty Fine Shindig” is one of those things. And honestly, that’s what the holidays are too, right? Mighty Fine!
One NASA ornament: I am in love with this galaxy image from NASA. I’m also a big fan of this quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” It’s something to keep in mind year round.
Happy holidays lovelies!
*Note: when you click on the link, your virus software will try to scan it. Hit “Download Anyway” - it will make your life easier.
Don’t spend money on a 2012 calendar. I promise these free ones are just as stylish and useful.
My favorite this year is from graphic designer Cecilia of U Me It. Here’s her details on printing the calendar:
Print it on a 8.5″ x 11″ paper at 80%. Or on a 11″ x 14″ paper at 100%. Click here to download.
Next, go check out My Owl Barn’s customizable 2012 calendar. You can choose a wide range of awesome custom owl images, set the month for each and then print off your own special version. Forty five artists contributed owl art, so I can pretty much guarantee that no one’s 2012 calendar is going to be exactly the same.