February’s kit celebrates all the geeky-cool stuff we love (or at least TELL ourselves is geeky-cool… it’s possible it’s just geeky… but I digress).
We have some exciting news this month. A local Arizona artist whom we met at a craft fair in Phoenix, Roy Wasson Valle, agreed to provide some of the goodies for the kit this month. You will love his quirky and graphic style. He runs a business called Fuzzy Balls Apparel – if you love his snarky themes and sayings as much as we do, rejoice! You can wear them on your body and dress your kids up in a manner befitting your funky taste. We hear that parents of little boys particularly like Roy’s stuff – it’s not your typical soccer-football-cutesy-dinosaur-train type stuff you see everywhere else.
Oh, and he offers FREE printables on his website, as well!
Anyhoo (who the hell says “anyhoo”?)…
Roy has included a bunch of pins, some screen prints, even some stickers in some packages. They are all different – you’ll be delighted with your very own Roy grab bag.
Here are the details:
Geekery Main Kit $39.95
Science, computers, aliens, cosmology, electronics, books, studious nerds, math… so geek-chic.
What’s included in the main kit:
26 pages of our signature vintage ephemera paper
Exclusive Roy Wasson Valle (FuzzyBalls Apparel) custom packet with 6 badge buttons and misc screen prints
2 pages 8.5×11″ graph paper
2 pages 8.5×11″ ledger paper
1 sheet Basic Gray Macaroni and Cheese 12×12″ paper
1 sheet Karen Foster Spaceship Diagram 12×12″ paper
1 sheet K&Co Wild Saffron Graph 12×12 paper
1 sheet Scenic Route Sonoma Claudia Street 12×12 paper
1 package K&Co Cut ‘n Paste fabric brads (10 brads)
1 Me and My Big Ideas “Genius” rhinestone iron-on
1 Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo die-cut sheet
1 package Cosmo Cricket Cogsmo blackboard
1 card from vintage “Authors” game
10 canceled postage stamps from various countries
1 vintage snapshot
1 fabric swatch (think “Poindexter’s pants”)
In addition, the first NINE main kits sold will contain one of the following randomly-selected EXTRAS:
Hip in a Hurry Robot decal
Styl’ines double-sided cogs/gears/washers stickers
Daisy D’s cardstock stickers (2 sheets)
Don’t forget our Geekery add-on kit for more coordinated dorky goodness.
Geekery Add-On kit $12.50
1 sheet Karen Foster Science Fair stickers
1 four-flap coin folder
3 washers and/or gears
1 red reflector circle, 1″ diameter
2-3 wristwatch parts
18″ mini-tassel fiber
1 numbered Rook card
1 pair of doll eyeglasses
And now… for our DT projects, which you caught a glimpse of last week…
First, here is Glenda’s layout. I am truly blown away by Glenda’s work – I can hardly wait to show you what she’s come up with for us this month! I’ll have to give it to you a bit at a time so we can either prolong the bliss or keep you from suffering an overload of eye candy!
And finally, mine:
Remember my melted crayon tutorial? This is the project on which I used the melted crayon. Specifically, I made a beautiful molten sun over graph paper and a late 1800’s math text:
The silver and green bits along the edges are also crayon wax. The dark blue is acrylic paint (the wax is layered over the paint, which was applied first).
I am so proud of this piece. It is my first honest-to-goodness mixed media piece. There’s something else quite interesting about this piece.
I started it 20 years ago. That’s right. When I was 15, one of my mom’s friends was into oil painting and encouraged me to try it. I made a fairly generic seascape with a solitary gull flying in the distance, using a fan brush for the clouds. Then I didn’t know what else to do with it. So, I set it aside.
About a year ago, my mom found it in her stuff and asked if I wanted it back. Sure – why not? Well, a few weeks ago, I had a dream where I was preparing large sheets of paper as backgrounds for artwork, and upon waking the idea struck me to use the 20-year-old oil painting (I’m 35 now) as a background for a piece. I had a fully formed idea of what I wanted it to look like compositionally (don’t you love those drowsy moments between sleeping and waking?), so I pulled out the Geekery kit that was set aside for the design team and went to work.
The brads on the sail are significant – a work 20 years in the making.
Stay tuned this week for the winners of this giveaway and more design team inspiration using the Geekery kit.
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