Wednesday, January 20, 2016

It starts very soon!

Enough of being unhappy, it will all change in about 4 weeks. Things will be different, but different good or different bad, we will see :) I'm glad that I am embarking on this uncertainty with less fear than initially considered. I'm also hoping that I will remember the spark that started this blog :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

MH - Archduke!

This latest level up took over 3 years!!!

Archduke – 4 July 2015
Grand Duke - 26 Feb 2012
Duke - 10 Sep 2011
Count - 11 Mar 2011
Baron - 2 Aug 2010
Lord - 3 Feb 2010
Knight - 14 Sep 2009
Hero - 1 Jul 2009

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

My Maharaja Trooper - The Making Of (Part 1)

*this is just part of the process - will finish up this post sometime...

I'm glad that I had this opportunity to create my very own version of the Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet as part of the Star Wars Legion project. Some 250 customized helmets are right now on display in Los Angeles. They will eventually be auctioned, with the proceeds going to the beneficiaries of the Make A Wish Foundation.

Here's how my Maharaja Trooper came to be :)

It was a great afternoon with good friends at their 2-generation-old store. Almost all my materials were bought from their shop, gold lace, original Swarovski crystal parts, a beautiful mugat and more beaded & sequined ribbons.

Metal art wire was glued onto a pair of beaded lace and onto another opposite sides to create a pair of winged-ears that is beaded on the inside and outside.

Made sure that the mugat (crown) and the winged-ears all lined up just right :)

Gold leaf paint served as the base for the Maharaja :) 

A well coated helmet.

A circle of gold lace, snipped and glued on in sections to best hug the contours of the helmet.

The eyes are made of original Swarovski crystals.

So glad we found a glue that works and dries clear!

Why Am I Angry All The Time?

It's been almost a year since my last post.
It's a vicious cycle - I'm not happy -> Makes unhappy people -> makes me unhappy.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Unhappy I am

I am not happy with many things and it's manifesting itself in horrible ways...


Where is my head?

Thursday, December 5, 2013


A part of my life feels like this charm...

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