Posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 4:49 pm
(Utahraptor, Velociraptor, Microraptor)
(Apatosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Diplodocus)
(Triceratops, Centrosaurus, Styracosaurus)
Here are six dinosaur groups imagined as families in Game of Thrones – with house sigils and mottos.
Posted on Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 11:40 am
The site was down when I wanted to post these, followed by my forgetting about it until now.
1. I made my own “I voted” sticker, since they didn’t have any at the polling place.
2. Bert and I were sick, so we couldn’t attend the election night party, but that didn’t stop me from making my blue cake! Yum!
Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 at 5:33 pm
I love these guys. Best prehistoric animal, rocking a mohawk through the Permian period.
Posted on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 11:34 am
I’ve been working with Bert the past few days trying to come up with a name for a new project. This, of course, led to some logos. Not all of these were in the running for the project name (and none of them were the one that stuck), but they were all fun to make.
Posted on Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 1:05 pm
For the past 3 years, I’ve found / made a “Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal” (from the awesome Firefly TV show) set of dinosaurs. The first year I made cookies, the second year I found plushies, and this year I made pizza. The T-Rex had pepperoni bits for its teeth and eye. The stegosaurus has cheddar shapes on its spikes. I was a little shocked that the shapes worked as well as they did. Only the extreme corners were over-cooked. I still need to find a better pizza dough recipe, but they were the best dinosaur pizzas I’ve ever had.
Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 7:46 pm
Oh yeah, I also haven’t caught up on my halloween posts! Here’s my costume, all completed. Sorry for the poor quality pic.
I had a friend hold up the tail for the photo op. It’s a bit sad they didn’t hand down well, but i had been sitting on them for a good couple hours by that point. The spine itself was paper bones stapled to a mesh cloth. The longer rib portions I had taped down. The legs super-failed, but it was a good experiment. The hat more than made up for any failings it had.
Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2011 at 11:33 pm
The next piece I’m working on for my costume is the head. Time for a skull hat!
1. Plans. The first thing I did was measure out how big I wanted this thing. That decided I studied my reference photo Utahraptor and drew a template. I had enough of that cardboard box leftover from the legs, so that became my skull. On reflection, double-thick corrugated cardboard might’ve been overkill. It certainly was a pain to cut.
2. Make something so I can actually wear this. A skull hat is cool, but it doesn’t work if it doesn’t stay put. I measured the circumference of my head as well as over the top (ear to ear). I then cut these lengths in a thinner cardboard, with the intention of gluing it to the inside of the skull later on. It was useful even now, as it let me know how wide the thing needed to be. I used the two skull sides propped against the wireframe of my head to measure out the top of the skull. Oh! Also, at this time I started gluing the thing together. An hour or so later I remembered that I owned a hot glue gun, not just the bottle of white glue I used.
3. Paint! I dug around in my bag o’ paints (They were in a box, but quickly outgrew it) and came up with some neat browns and white. I should probably have gone with a more fossilized dark brown, but I’ve got so much white paint I want to use up. Besides, when you think of skeletons, they’re all sun-bleached I’m guessing? Yeah, well, I’m going as a recently deceased dinosaur then, I guess. I didn’t bother painting the inside.
4. Chomp chomp (add teeth). Technically, there should have been more and smaller teeth, but I went with fewer big ones. I cut them of thin cardboard (same as the arms – next post!) and painted them like the rest of the head. Thankfully I remembered the hot glue this time.
5. Show off. This is going to be awesome. I can see. I can eat. I have depth perception. That’s three legs up on the dragon mask. Don’t ask where I got those legs. Also? Grr!