Thursday, September 30, 2010

Penny Desk!

I totally want a desk like this! 
See more pictures and tutorial at EPBOT

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.

I like vampire and post-apocalyptic stories, this book has both!

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

As civilization swiftly crumbles into a primal landscape of predators and prey, two people flee in search of sanctuary. FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he’s done in the line of duty. Six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project that has triggered apocalypse. He is determined to protect her from the horror set loose by her captors. But for Amy, escaping the bloody fallout is only the beginning of a much longer odyssey—spanning miles and decades—towards the time and place where she must finish what should never have begun.

With The Passage, award-winning author Justin Cronin has written both a relentlessly suspenseful adventure and an epic chronicle of human endurance in the face of unprecedented catastrophe and unimaginable danger. Its inventive storytelling, masterful prose, and depth of human insight mark it as a crucial and transcendent work of modern fiction.

Toothpick Sculptures

I'm a Sculptor of toothpicks and I reference the orbits of the planets for my designs. When I build a piece I use anywhere from 20,000 to 80,000 toothpicks or more. Hot glue binds my work together like shining dew droplets in a huge tangled web. I associate sounds, numbers and letters as colors which I use to create order when building a sculpture. I'm fascinated by Pythagorean Triangles and Platonic Solids and currently read a lot of material on String Theory, Quantum Physics and Cosmology.

 See more of Fanceska McCulloughs work here

Judge a book by its cover?

I chose this book for the cover and so glad I did. It was a great story, one I did not want to end. I highly recommend it if you're a fan of fantasy, magic or assassin stories.

Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art. And he is the city’s most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir.
For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he’s grown up in the slums, and learned the hard way to judge people quickly — and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.
But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins’ world of dangerous politics and strange magics — and cultivate a flair for death.
 Read an excerpt at
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