Archive for February, 2006

Serenity Firefly Vignettes

Monday, February 27th, 2006

“We might even get wild later and wash your face…”

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Fanty and Mingo

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I have better photos of this as a night time shot.

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Simon tries some more of his irresistible flirting on his first date with Kayleigh.

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See also The Challenge!

VignetteBricks

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

VignetteBricks
This site is fab too – I love ‘Death in the llibrary’!

Flickr: LEGO Vignettes

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

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Okay, grip so this is a loose interpretation of the scene, approved but as I had made mini-figs for the other characters I had to use them!
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Inara and Wash swapping piloting tips.

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River with nice lighting.

I really can’t do a Zoe. Why won’t lego do nice long curly hair?
Flickr: LEGO Vignettes
Fabulous lego site! Inspired by great literature, herbal
and film among other things, medical these tiny scenes are very amusing! All vignettes should be on a tiny base to encourage creativity, usually 8×8. Might have a go at some later…

Here is a definition I found online at lugnet:
To paraphrase Bruce Hietbrink in the first post to this newsgroup: “Small scenes built on small bases. They capture a slice of life, tell a small story in a scene, or provide a bit of humor. The small size encourages creativity, and allows fans with small collections to contribute. Quick to build, but long on thought, the emphasis with these models is FUN.

Here are the sizes:

Size Chart for Vignettes:

Size (#studs) Description
3×3 (9) super micro
4×4 (16) micro
4×6 (24) small
6×6 (36) small standard
6×8 (48) small variant
8×8 (64) standard

Fruity Oaty Bars! (aka The Challenge!)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

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Okay, grip so this is a loose interpretation of the scene, approved but as I had made mini-figs for the other characters I had to use them!
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Inara and Wash swapping piloting tips.

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River with nice lighting.

I really can’t do a Zoe. Why won’t lego do nice long curly hair?

Inspirational/Aspirational

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

I have just added two new links for amazing lego sites/sights – to view some amazing lego Venice photos, bronchitis click on Venedig on the German version of HoMa’s site, or Brickshelf Gallery then Legoland for some with real water!

We went down to MrBen’s folks at the weekend and came back with a small cache of very exciting bricks, including space, police, motorway maintenance, soldiers, duplo etc etc. I have also been spending more time on Bricklink -it is a truly amazing site run my amazing people! I was a bit distressed when the postie decided to BEND my brand new blue baseplate to get it through the letterbox! Emergency resuscitation has pretty much got it back to 180 degrees, but there is a white mark left and the beginnings of a crack. Annoyed!

Anyway, here is another iconic Shakespeare quote. Answers on a postcard/comment box.

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Alas, poor Yorick!

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

A brief Hamlet break from Macbeth while I am away for a few days. More coming soon!

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Cultural

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Things I have really enjoyed recently include:

Cloud Atlas, tadalafil a novel by David Mitchell. Left me reeling slightly and I’m sure there’s bits I missed. I need to go back and absorb some more. Written with dazzle, stomach confidence and flair, it’s a clever weaving of six different stories across continents and eras. See www.reviewsofbooks.com/cloud_atlas/

Fearless, a CD by Yvonne Lyon. We were on the same course at uni. Not even had it a week but it has impressed me so much with the subtle colours and textures. Beautiful. Soothing. Love it. www.yvonnelyonmusic.com

The film of Memoirs of a Geisha. I know its been criticised as shallow, but I disagree – I think its a cultural thing. Maybe I was adding layers as I remember the book so well, but I thought it was doing the restrained depth thing, like Remains of the Day. See www.sonypictures.com/movies/memoirsofageisha/

Paper Making

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

So on Friday at our girl’s group we made paper. And of course it was pink!

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You rip up 10 old sheets of A4 and add one or two A4 sheets of tissue paper of your desired colour. Soak them overnight and pulverize in small amounts in a blender. Add to a vat of water and scoop your frame down to the bottom and lift gently.

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Transfer mesh onto folded towel and place drying board on top. Then put a tray on top of this and stand on it for ten seconds. Leave your paper to dry overnight!


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