Geek of the Week

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Geek Peek of the Week: Tea and Tentacles

Published July 17, 2013 by christinenorris

Doctor Who Necklace,Tardis, Police Box, Dr Who, Dalek, Gallifreyan, Spacey Wacey, Timey Wimey, Blue T652As some of you know, I have my own Etsy shop. I make beaded jewelry, occasionally with Steampunk themes, sometimes sculpted polymer clay charms. I want to do more of those, just need to find the time. But I was poking around on Etsy the other day and found this shop: Tea and Tentacles. Now, that name is just awesome, first of all. But she has all these handmade necklaces that reflect all the Geek fandoms you could imagine. (I really want that TARDIS starry night one.) There’s an Audrey Hepburn one (Kim Bacellia! Audrey Hepburn!), there is a Game of Thrones necklace, and some Steampunk pendants. Alice. In. Wonderland.  FIREFLY!!

I could get myself in big trouble shopping there too long…

So Tea and Tentacles is my Geek Pick of the Week. Go and patronize them, buy stuff and support small business!

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Geek Pick of the Week: Tee Fury

Published July 2, 2013 by christinenorris

I am still working out the kinks in this new blog format, so I haven’t settled on a day for Geek Pick of the Week. Last week it was Monday, and well, you see that today isn’t Monday.

My Geek Pick of the Week this week is a company I’ve bought stuff from well…probably more than my husband thinks I should. Tee Fury is a site that sells T-shirts for a great price. BUT there’s a catch. They only sell ONE design per day. Once that day is over, the design is GONE. So you have to decide right away if you want to snag one. They have some great designs, all done by artists who submit their artwork for consideration, all with some kind of Geek connection. They’re unique enough because they only are available for one day, and YOU get all kinds of compliments on your interesting and unusual T-shirt.

The website is here: Tee Fury. You can sign up for daily email alerts so that you don’t accidentally miss a cool design. Enjoy!

 

Geek Pick of the Week: Karen Hallion, Artist

Published June 24, 2013 by christinenorris

copyright Karen Hallion

As part of my new found branding for the blog, I am going to try something called the Geek Pick of the Week. Here’s the first! I don’t know why I’ve never blogged about this before, because I am totally in LOVE with this artist’s work.

Meet Karen Hallion! She is the artist behind the illustration at the left, and she has a whole collection of Who/Fairy Tale mash-up art, so you can see why I am in deep love with this piece and the other pieces of this brilliant girl’s work. How can I resist? I recently bought a shirt from Tee Fury with her Who/Alice art on the front. I get tons of compliments on it every time I wear it.

What would I do for her to do a piece of cover art for one of my books!

Please please PLEASE support her! She sells prints, posters, postcards, calendars and more. Visit her website HERE. And her Etsy shop  HERE. Personally, I want the entire Fairy Tale collection as prints on my living room wall…