…so, I might just have to suck it up

And, move my blog days to Fridays for now?  With my current writing schedule, which has the majority of everything due on Monday with Sleepy Hollow and Agents of SHIELD due on on Wednesday and Thursday respectively, Tuesday’s been acting like a–day off?

Not even really that because I do the preliminary watching of Sleepy Hollow to write that week’s review, so make of that what you will.

…it doesn’t help that, with the embroidery series (THAT STILL DOESN’T HAVE A NAME FOR SOME REASON), I really need something that I can just sit and watch/listen too while I work.

I need to get used to just streaming something like whoa on Netflix or Hulu.  Y’all wouldn’t believe how much embroidery I got done mainlining the first eight episodes of the Supernatural anime (Who thought that was a good idea?  It’s all sorts of not-right. <3)

So, speaking of getting work done, this is what I’ve been working on this week:

This is currently what the larger of my two work surfaces looks like. The other work surface has glass over a huge portion of it so that I can do monoprinting. I also has a huge cutting mat underneath it so that I always have a measuring/positioning grid, and when I’m doing fabric things, I have a huge cutting mat to, ya know, cut fabric on.

But, the piece that I finished (for certain values of “piece”–for my money, it’s an interesting experiment, but who knows, yeah?) is embroidery over mixed media (paint, ink, and pastel) on handmade paper that started off looking like this:

And, now that I’m done with the embroidery, it looks like this:

I thought I was having a kinda Cardcaptor Sakura/CLAMP moment, but when gnome came home and saw it, gnome’s first thought was that this is what The Lights Over The Arby’s (Welcome to Night Vale) look like.

So, The Lights are Wheels.

Kk.  It’s possibly.  I haven’t decided if I’m going to accept and adapt that interpretation, but it’s certainly more interesting than my whole lotta nothing I had going on.  *hands*

So, yeah.  Slow art-ing week is slow, but I GOT SOME THINGS DONE.

I’m–gonna go do something.  *shifty-eyed*

Okay, I’m probably just gonna go play Candy Crush or make a cuppa tea or something.  idk.  It’s like 11:30 pm here, and I have to go into Green Bay tomorrow to see Runner, Runner so that I can write my review on it for The Rainbow Hub.

And pay my studio rent at the ARTgarage.


It’s tragic, yeah?



Yeah, if y’all follow me, like, anywhere else, you may have noticed that i’ve been doing some work with embroidery.

Which is absolutely ridiculous because–have y’all met me?  I can’t sit still.  I don’t have the patience for hand-stitching.


But–here I am.  Embroidering.


Agonizingly slow.

Who thought that this was remotely a good idea, because I’m pretty sure it wasn’t me.


But, yeah.  Embroidery.

Here’s what I’ve been (slow, slow, double-super, triple-thick slow) working on.

cephladeer (sketch)
embroidery on paper
Katrina (‘Trie) Blasingame

IDEK, there was these really neat My Little Pony fanart pieces–Yes, My Little Pony.  Don’t judge.–that kinda started this image.

Along with being cracked and part of both The Welcome to Night Vale and Hannibal fandoms.

I’m not sure that’s a good mix?

Especially, when this piece also came out of the same sketching session.

The Voice of Night Vale (in-progress)
embroidery, acrylic paint, ink on canvas
Katrina (‘Trie) Blasingame

This piece was inspired by this really neat Welcome to Night Vale/Good Morning Desert Bluffs Cecil and Kevin piece.

I–may have gone a little more Kevin than Cecil.



I mean, I’m making progress, yeah?

beginning sketch and barely-started piece for The Voice of Night Vale

But, the idea is to embroider on things that are not normally embroidered upon:  handmade paper, sketchbook paper, paintings, monoprints.


…I may have ideas for embroidery on metal.  Like, as a non-decorative, additive, cold-connection thing like here:

taxonomy: Audrey III
cold-forged copper (patinaed and/or gessoed and painted), fiber,
embroidery thread, found object
Katrina (‘Trie) Blasingame

But, to be, like, the actual piece.

So.  That’s a thing to watch for?

As always, I’ve been doing the writing thing for The Rainbow Hub.

I’m currently reviewing Sleepy Hollow and Agents of SHIELD in addition to my film reviews and the BAMF Women Super-Heroes series.

So, yeah.




Definitely DePere tomorrow; tentacle-made studios will be at Inspired Athletica.

So, yeah, me and my art are going to be at Inspired Athletica tomorrow, which–yeah–sounds kinda odd for me since I’m around little thing…

BUT!  They print their own shirts and have some really kinda awesome graphic design going on, and they’re three sibs all in their 20s.  Y’all have to admit, that’s kinda bamf.

I’m kinda digging some of their gear.

all designs are by Inspired Athletica

Seriously, I may have to buy this shirt while I’m there.

I’m also liking this one:

all designs by Inspired Athletica

Ya gotta love a local company being operated by younglings that makes clothes that are purely about helping to promote a healthy self-image and self-confidence–particularly for kids.

And, Callie (one of the sibs) is super-sweet.


Okay, sorry, I’m gushing ’cause they’re just so adorable (in the best way), and the world could use a little more positivity.  <–I know, the curmudgeonly misanthrope is gassing on about positivity; the world’s finally decided it’s 12/21/2012 in earnest.

I’ve been making some new buttons for the occasion (mostly because it’s about where my brain is working the last couple weeks).

green is not a creative colortentacle-made 1 slash responsibly

friends don't let friends eat the rude damsel

This isn’t all of them, but it’s a few.

Okay, I’ve got buttons to make and paintings to try and finish and freaking out to do.

Remember to check out The Rainbow Hub.  I’m over there writing as Trie, and basically, I’m writing film reviews, the BAMF Woman Superheroes series, and, right now, review Orphan Black.

Once Fall hits, I’ll be review Agents of SHIELD, which is \o/!