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Heya Whovians!

Im back with another installment in my remodel of Stephen's office. The next stage in this project is the wall art, and any project like this has a few elements that take it from the mundane to the truly epic. There needs to be a good balance between well made art an items in step with the medium and new, original art and pieces which tie everything together. Its the details that really bring a project to life.

So this weekend, I oredered some badass Doctor Who posters, which with some nice matting and frames will turn out quite nice and a custom made clock to add to the room. This post will show you how to make my tardis clock, should you ever want one yourself. If you are flush and lazy, message me and I'll gladly make you one for a fee.

OK - first things first, designing the face.

I saw a neat clock that a fabulous gal named rock-chik898 which seemed like a neat idea, but wasnt quite what a had in mind. I wanted something a bit more ominous, and also something more substansial as a piece of furniture.

For measure her's is pretty damn cool, and if you've got $50, you should give it a go. On to my own, allons-y!

First of all, I work in GIMP (google it) and I love it. All you really need is a little creativity, time to commit, and I cannot stress enough the importance of progressive saves to create damn near anything. The Following are mine, starting with a stock photo of stars and using the WS simple Gallifreyan font for gimp. This can be found easily online.

Here is the album of images for each draft of my clock face

Once editing is done (or if you want to steal mine) i suggest sending it to Kinkos to be printed up on some nice heavy paper.

Next, I picked up some craft supplies - a 15 inch Ponderosa Panel pine circle, a couple of bottles of Apple Barrel Paint (black and bright green), a small tub of glitter paint, one bag of small glass decorative chips, Aleene's craft tacky glue, and a bottle of bioluminescent paint.

I've already ordered a small clock making kit, also sold in bookstores. Using a small power drill and rotary tool, I drilled out a space into the wood to affixed clock mechanism into the wood.

Then I painted the wood black, watered down a little Aleene's craft tacky to adhese the clock face. I used the glitter paint to line the seam of the face to the wood, and then used the glow paint and the green pain to mist fine droplets to tie in the face to the wood mount. Letting it dry, I'm left with the final product.

:: drum roll please ::

So, Stephen and I are talking, and he was talking about how he'd like to do a remodel but he's 'complete rubbish' at decoration. This got my wheels turning, so I asked him,

"If you could have anything, what would you have? I mean anything."

He responds, "A Doctor Who pinball machine."

This seems like he's not really tapping into the spirit of anything. He deserves better than just a pinball machine (althought you know I'm getting that pinball machine) so I suggested a TARDiS office. Being a first generation Whovian, he was totally on board, so I got to work planning. Here's round one of preparation, in case anyone might like to see them:

First, the magnificent inspiration:







Now, the before shot:



and my first concept art:









Thoughts? Questions? Leave a comment, and I'll respond.
once im back from the printer, I'll post part 2!

MUST HAVE New Album by Peter Gabriel

New Blood, Peter Gabriel reimagines his favorite works with the composer and arranger John Metcalfe, Peter and the New Blood Orchestra have given each track a new depth and a powerful significance. These tracks were recorded with a 46-piece orchestra, conducted by Ben Foster.

What're you waiting for? Get it here!

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The C'mon Get Happy EP

Happy music I put together for my fella. Feel free to get happy too.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F2DXV6BU

Oct. 13th, 2011

Hello my love!

Tonight I will be in Tucson, attending my Panic! At the Disco concert, and I thought I'd prepare you a message to let you know that I am thinking of you and that I love you. I love this band, and their newest album has a beautiful ballad that reminds me of you, titled, "Always".

I am hoping you are feeling well. I have been concerned, but the speed with which you bolted from our last conversation I imagine the 'Mad Men' is keeping you occupied as you recover. As for my feeling unwell, I had to have some tests done, and will discuss them with you when I visit.

So, in accordance with the knowledge that nothing is real or good until I've shared it with you, here's the band I'm going to see and the song that reminds me of you. My over romantic heart hopes you will be reading this as I'm hearing it, at 8pm tonight.

When the world gets too heavy
Put it on my back
I’ll be your levy
You are taking me apart
Like bad glue on a get well card

It was always you falling for me
Now there’s always time calling for me
I’m the light blinking at the end of the road
Blink back to let me know

I’m a fly that’s trapped in a web
But I’m thinking that my spider’s dead
Lonely, lonely little life
I could kid myself by thinking that I’m fine

It was always you falling for me
Now there’s always time calling for me
I’m the light blinking at the end of the road
Blink back to let me know

That I’m skin and bone
Just a cane and rusty throne
All the castle’s under siege
But the sign outside says 'leave me alone'

It was always you falling for me
Now there’s always time calling for me
I’m the light blinking at the end of the road
Blink back to let me know

- Panic! at the Disco, "Always"

And to hear it, go here please: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooA28noG22s&feature=youtube_gdata_player

I love you. Have a wonderful night xoxoxo

QL FIC, Chapter three

New Fic, New Chapter

New Fic based on Quantum Leap!

I cannot believe my nerve, but my first ever QL fic. Bear with me, after a little set up, its gonna get epic!

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