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BB-8 Painting

One of the things I was able to accomplish over the weekend was to paint! This is exciting because 1) I haven’t gotten my paints out in quite some time and 2) I painted BB-8! (On the off-chance that you don’t know who this BB-8 I speak of is, he’s one of the droids in the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens.)

I thought it would be interesting to document this in its various stages.

Stage One – Rough Sketch

Stage Two – Basic Color Blocking

Stage Three: Fine Tuning and Details

So, there you have it! I’m pretty pleased with the results and think I might have to do a droid series with R2-D2 and Chopper!


Vintage Ventures: The Brass Armadillo

The other day I decided to take a stroll through The Brass Armadillo, a giant antique mall in Phoenix. This place is a haven for treasure seekers like me and this trip did not disappoint. There’s something unique and eye-catching around every corner.

The wide variety of merchandise alone makes The Brass Armadillo a must for anyone in the Phoenix area!



Not to mention the awesome Star Wars stuff everywhere!


Including this jaw-dropping collection of Star Wars cookie jars!!!   

Star Trek + Star Wars? Now you’re talking my language!

In the end I showed great restraint and only purchased one thing. Can you guess what it was? If you guessed something r2-d2 related you would be correct! I got this cute R2 plushie for only $3.99!

The Brass Armadillo is a super fun way to spend a few hours and I know I’ll be coming back soon!

Check out their website at http://brassarmadillo.com.

The Post Con Blues

Going to an event like Star Wars Celebration is a whirlwind of emotions to say the least! From the moment I knew I would be going in August of 2013 it was a steady crescendo of excitement until April 2015. Four days of solid Star Wars content was a dream come true and being in that bubble of pure happiness was unlike anything I’ve experienced before.

And then it ended.

I’ve experienced the “post con blues” before, but never to this extent. Being the analytical person I am, I thought it would be interesting to document my feelings over the last week, you know, in the name of science.

During the con itself, it was overwhelming at times, but the adrenaline rush and some timely caffeine fixes got me through til the end. But by Sunday I could feel a sore throat coming on (the notorious “con crud”) and was actually feeling relief that the con we be over soon. That night I crashed, and woke up feeling much better. I thought I had beat the cold and got to spend some time at the beach. Life was good.

The next day, however, was another story. I woke up feeling awful which was unfortunate because it was the day I had to travel home. I made it back to Phoenix Tuesday night and crashed once again. Then, with me being sick and having my first day back at work on Wednesday, it was kind of a blur, but emotionally I was still on a high from Celebration.

Thursday I woke up feeling a lot better and more settled into my life and that’s when I felt post con blues really kick in. I was suddenly aware that my stark reality did not include people dressed in awesome costumes, Star Wars music constantly playing in the background and R2-D2s as far as the eye could see. While I tried hard to remember the happy times there was a deep sadness that was hard to shake.

That brings us to today, Friday. I woke up feeling so much better. My con crud is gone, my emotions have stabilized and I’m finding great joy from going through my pics, putting together some pieces for the podcast and reminiscing about Celebration on Twitter.

It’s been an incredible ride and I would gladly do it again!


Star Wars Celebration – Personal Log | April 16, 2015

I came back to my hotel last night night way too exhausted to write about my day. I literally fell asleep trying to watch the new teaser one more time. That’s how tired I was. But I woke up refreshed and pumped to take on another day at #SWCA. But before I do that, here’s a recap of yesterday.

We ended up leaving Phoenix about 1 am on Thursday and I only slept for about 1 hour in the car. Yep. I went all day yesterday, with just one hour of sleep! Oh, the sacrifices we make for Star Wars! But it was totally worth it!

After some major LA morning traffic we pulled into Anaheim about 8 am. Then I went to pick up my media badge and wait in line for the JJ Abrams/Kathleen Kennedy panel. After waiting for what seemed like forever, I finally got my wrist band for one of the simulcast rooms and was seated shortly. That panel was nothing short of spectacular! Highlights for me were seeing the new and old cast members, having BB-8 roll on stage, and of course, that incredible trailer! This was an amazing start for Star Wars Celebration.

I went on to attend The Coffee With Kenobi podcast, panels including: the Music of the Empire Strikes Back, the untold Clone Wars, and the History of R2-D2, I briefly hit the sales floor, and finally watched The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones in 3d.

The atmosphere here is amazing! Star Wars fans are fantastic and there’s a definite camaraderie in the air.  It’s been so cool to meet new people and some of my Twitter followers! 

I’m looking forward to more great people, costumes, and panels. I’m sure I’ll keep tweeting like a maniac so that should be fun! Oh yeah. I’m also an ewok today, so there’s that!

May the force be with you!

5 Star Wars Characters That Need Their Own Marvel Comic Series

As Star Wars fans, we’ve been seeing some exciting things happen in the world of comics. So far Marvel is doing a great job with the Star Wars franchise, but always to the future fans will look. Here are 5 characters I personally would like to see have a series of their own.

1. R2D2

Making R2 the star of his own comic would be a smart move. He’s one of the most beloved Star Wars characters and it would be intriguing to see an entire story play out from his perspective. I think there was a Droids series in the past, but I think this one should be just R2. Sorry 3P0.

2. Lando Calrissian

I’ve heard rumblings that this one might actually happen. Let’s hope that’s true! Lando’s smooth, charming demeanor would play nicely into his own series. And then there’s that cape.

3. Jabba The Hutt

Jabba may not be the prettiest character to look at, but he is interesting. Think The Godfather in space. The gritty crime underworld would be a great setting for a comic book.

4. Adi Gallia

The Princess Leia series is already selling like crazy, so let’s feature more female characters! I always thought Adi Gallia was a cool Jedi. This one could be pre-prequel and focus on the adventures of her Jedi glory days.

5. Hera

Let’s give Star Wars Rebels a little love here. We’re getting a Kanan series soon, so why not a Hera one? Personally, I’d like to see more about what she was up to before A New Dawn.

So that’s my dream list, what about you? Which Star Wars characters would you like to see have their own Marvel comic?