Monthly Archives: April 2016

Photo Friday: Still Life

Photo Friday http://karenjcarlisle.com/2016/04/29/still-life/ When I get bored or fall into a procrastination hole, I do one of a few things: research (now that is a deep rabbit hole!) do some gardening – especially weeding or digging. play around with cover … Continue reading

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Speaking: Exploring Steampunk

Next month is South Australia’s History Festival.  And I’m excited. I’m addicted to history. You may recall, Dear Reader, my posts on procrasti-research and disappearing down the ‘research rabbit hole.’ (Not that I didn’t enjoy that. I did. Way too much!) I’ve learned so much since I started writing full time. And now I get…

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Photo Friday: Interview with a Writer

Last week was a whirl wind. A letter was sent out, not expecting any reply – then, in the space of two days I’d had my first newspaper interview and photo shoot. This week’s photos are a record of the interview, including behind the scenes. On the day: I usually prefer to be behind the…

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Gail Carriger, Steampunk Maven

Originally posted on Aloisius and I:
This last Saturday, I donned my goggles, pocket watch, top hat, and waistcoat, and took the bus into Seattle to meet Gail Carriger–archeologist, anthropologist, fashionista, and author. I wanted to meet Carriger not only…

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Apologies

Apologies, dear Reader. Tomorrow’s blog post will be late. My provider has scheduled  updates this weekend. Will post asap, when I can get a connection to stick.

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Photo Friday:A Cacophony of Costumes!

This weeks Photo Friday is a compilation of some of the amazing costuming talent we have here in Adelaide, seen at last weekend’s Oz Comic Con.           I loved the detail of Samwise costume My favourite costume of the day was Matt – cosplayed by Matthew (who used to radar station – really!)…

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On The Trials of Convention Costuming

It is convention season again. Time to rummage through the costume cupboard to rejuvenate and re-accessorise a costume. It’s the usual story: I was going to make a new costume for Oz Comic Con. Honest. I even made a new casual steampunk skirt back in December. I had intended to make a matching under-the-bust corset. Hmm. That is still…

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Photo Friday: An Ancient Devon Rex

I never thought I was a cat person. After long deliberation, I think I am a specific cat person. Not just any cat will do. And, like my human relationships, it takes a long time to deal with endings. Yesterday marked one year after the loss of my dear Tisha. She was twenty-two years old. That…

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Steampunk Hot Potatoes

Originally posted on David Lee Summers' Web Journal:
At a number of steampunk conventions I attend, my friends David Drake and Katherine Morse run a programming item called the Hot Potato School of Writing. This is a method of collaborative…

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