Part 2 Duct Tape Dress Form Saga

A week later, I managed to return to finish the dress form. The cardboard form was translated into a piece of 3/16″ luan. This was taped to the bottom sealing that end. This time, I carefully stuffed the dress form keeping an eye on the dimensions. Amazingly enough, I ended up using about a third less material than on the original stuffing.

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Balfor’s Challenge

My lovely wife and I attended Balfar’s Challenge (04.19.08) up Connecticut way hosted by Duke Balfar and the Barony of Dragonship Haven. It was held in a large field at an YMCA camping area. Fencing was at one end of the field alongside a row of merchants and the archery range was stationed all the way at the other end. The central area being held for the armored types.

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Part 1 Duct Tape Dress Form Saga

Today we made a duct tape sewing dressform and it came out pretty good. Three rolls of 60 foot duct tape, a cheap t-shirt and a little time got it done. I initially heard about this from a group of SCA friends and was intrigued. I certainly would love to have a dress form of my wife that emulates her unique shape. That and that it costs a lot less than a generic fall apart model cinched the idea. A little research on the web showed that it not an unknown concept and so after some reading and planning, off we went.

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Hazel Court, The Gothic Fox Moves On

Hazel Court, 82, has moved on. This talented lady was also a sculptress and a painter. As an actress she was well known to English and American audiences and is probably best known for her work in Roger Corman’s “The Raven” in 1963 when she shared the screen with Vincent Price, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre.

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Mucking About with Winsor Red

Study in working with red paint. Alizarin crimson, Cadmium red light and Winsor Red. Winsor Red is new to my palette. I bought a tube quite a while ago. It looked to be real close to a pure red to me. It worked well, though a bit thin in confirmation for my taste.

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Charlton Heston, Passing of a True Icon

04.06.08 The world has been diminished once again with the passing of a movie legend. Charlton Heston has moved on. He was 84.

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Promise of Pochades Yet to Come

04.02.08 It is finally getting warmer, a bit unseasonably so, but who’s complaining : ), so off we go to the Pawtuxet River to capture some early morning light on water. Well, there was quite a bit fog and it was dispersing.

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Society of Creative Anachronisms: One Cure for the Mundane

Being a freelance illustrator necessitates a degree of being alone for long hours that leads into days and months that can get downright nearing the pathological. Probably not true for everyone, but for me it looked like the trail I was riding.

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Strange Trees & Recuperating Carcasses

Today, the idea seems more about concept. I was casting about the studio looking for ideas when I lighted on the coppery ends of some 20 gauge shotgun shells.

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Oyster Disaster Averted! Read All About It!

Ran across a vendor of farmed oysters out of Matunuck at a local farmers market. He opened a couple for me to try. O ya, they were great! I decided to buy a dozen for reference…….ok, ok, a dozen may be a few more than I actually need : ).

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