Monday, May 20, 2019

My Geeky Past, Present and Future-(Giveaway-Closed)

I've always wanted my own "Star Wars" introduction. 
(Find yours at Star Wars Intro Creator. )

My love of sci-fi began a long time ago in a galaxy far-far away! I remember going to the theater as a little girl and being transported into the world and never wanting to leave! And in some respects I never did. For Halloween that year my mom twisted my long dark hair into Princess Leia braided buns. When the boys of the neighborhood would play "Star Wars" I was the only girl allowed to play with--someone needed to be Leia. As a 12 year old my love of Luke Skywalker transferred to a full blown crush.  It didn't matter the actor Mark Hamill was quite a few years older...and married...with kids. My 12 year old heart still loved Luke I even cut out a mask of Luke found on a cereal box and had it taped to my wall next to my "Teen Beat" posters of Ricky Schroeder.

As I got older, my love of science fiction grew. I read Lord of Rings. The Dune series (yes I'm one of the few people I know that has read the complete series and seen the movie,) Doctor Who,  any superhero movie. I loved being transported to other worlds while being able to do the strange and impossible.

Creative Meets Geek!
My creative side would meet my geek side with the occasional Cosplay going "Steampunk" for a Youth Center costume party or helping the daughter become RiverSong, or one of the Doctors.
Love Steampunk!
The Doctor and some Weeping Angel Friends
Naturally my children inherited the dominant "geek gene" (thank goodness as my husband is not one) and love Sci-fi and role playing games and Cosplay. We even take some time to create fan art as part of our homeschooling!
Beginnings of a Doctor Who Gallery Glass

End Game Fan Art #Dontspoiltheendgame ban lifted ;)
That's why I'm excited to share that Plaid Crafts is launching Plaid Cosplay. Whether it's building cosplay, making terrain and painting miniatures for table top gaming,  or creating fan art and other geeky crafts. There will be a place for you!  To celebrate the launch Plaid is sponsoring a contest here on my blog!  You can win a prize pack valued at $50,  full of an assortment of Plaid Crafts paints, Mod Podge, and brushes.  To enter simply comment here on what you will create.
Win Me! $50 prize pack from Plaid Crafts
Want an extra chance to win? Sign up for my email newsletter!  Yay! I'm finally starting one!  The sign-up link is to the right! Launching next week I'll share more of what I'm doing in my many areas of creative life; craft projects and DIY to Operation Christmas Child shoebox crafts, prophetic art and even some fan art.  For those that might remember my old column "Crafting at the Speed of Life" from  Chicagoland Scrapbooker Magazine, look for a revival!  It's all about how my life collides with my art and vice versa! 

Contest closes June 2, 2019 at 11:59pm and is open to residents of the United States and Canada only! **Contest extended due to website technical difficulties.

Thanks Plaid Crafts for sponsoring the contest and be sure to stop by Plaid Cosplay on Facebook


  1. So fun, happy to know a little more about you! What is Cosplay??!!!! I'm a different brand of geek!

    1. Cosplay is short for Costume Play. Basically creating costumes and fan ware for books, movie, comics, games etc.

  2. I would love to gift this awesome prize pack to my oldest son. He enjoys creating paintings and art inspired by his favorite musicians.

  3. I subscribed to your email newsletter.

  4. My family have always been big scifi geeks and my dad was an artist so I have a love for both scifi and crafts! Love this!

  5. I hate that I saw this too late. I want to make a Tardis wall clock for my youngest and his wife. You know I loved your butterfly table. Spoke straight to my heart. Congratulations!


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