project skittles

do you recall this photo, from valentine’s day?

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well, i decided i wanted a bit of a change up.  i had been enamoured of a certain silly style since seeing it done really well on a friend.  i’ve basically been wanting to do this thing for years, and should have done it long ago.

i finally got all the proper supplies together, and did everything in two sessions.

first, i had to correct the several months of root growth, of course.

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Then, after a couple of days’ wait, i settled in for something i’d never done before, really: painting my hair, section by section.  i ended up looking pretty amusing:

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you can see i managed to get much of it on my face.  and it’s strong stuff; my face still has pink patches about it.  sorry about the bad lighting…my studio is dark at the best of times, and these photos were taken at night.

and, here’s a picdump of the final results:

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as you can see, project skittles was quite a success.

i think though, that if i ever try this again, the red will go in the back rather than the front, and i will pick up a much deeper blue (because honestly, it ended up looking like another shade of green).  and, it took *forever* to do on my own.  i’m worried that the back probably has rough patches of blonde just hanging out. nothing a good hair clip can’t hide!

oh, and how to complete a project like this?

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oh yes, we do nothing half-assed in this house.

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NOT giant and vinyl, BUT STILL MARSHMALLOWS

so, very recently, i’ve begun helping out with a friend’s new endeavour.  and it’s super yummy.  and, today, he’s decided to do a thing for charity.  it’s a truly geeky tribute to leonard nimoy, one of the most well known actors in the universe, who passed away recently and left many hearts heavy.

spock-mallows

according to the website, these sweet pieces of nerdery are $3 each, with all proceeds going to the seattle branch of the american lung association, one of mr nimoy’s own favoured charities.

please be aware that these marshmallows are *caffeinated* and are orange in flavour, and that there is a flat rate shipping charge, no matter how many you order!

and he’s also doing a giveaway!

Head to this link (the royal ravens facebook page!) to learn how to participate for a chance to win one of the amazing spock-mallows or one of the many other flavours offered!  ten mallows are being given out in total, so i think your chances are good. 🙂

live long and prosper

Giant Vinyl Marshmallows

on friday night, my husband rented a movie.  it’s a movie about pain, and finding inspiration in a giant vinyl marshmallow.

and microbots.

in our house, everyone loves animation.  sir went to school for animation and design.  i’m just a (very big) fan.  and mr jones is pretty into it too, since it kind of runs a lot of the things he likes.

we got a 72 hour rental of big hero 6, just because.  and now we’re on watch-through number 2, because we can.

i like old-style animation.  the stuff that was painstakingly animated by hand, with hundreds and hundreds of drawings.  of course, big hero 6 is not old school in the least.

it’s still full of a lot of impressive ingenuity  there’s a medical robot who is meant to be procedural and dry, who is amazingly witty and human, floating ‘fish pop’ balloons, and well, i shouldn’t give you all the details.

you should go watch it.

or, find the original comics and read up, but keep in mind that the comic and movie vary quite a bit.

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