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Here Be Dragon… Scales

I got a request back in December for making a dragon scale half glove. I do not always entertain requests unless it looks intriguing and unique. This caught my attention because they were kind of pretty and it was something I could make use of and it didn’t seem like a terribly complicated design that I would take forever to create. The concept of the glove itself is simple enough, pretty much a long cylinder…

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Review and Marching-On

As March starts, I’m thinking about spring, about warmth, colors, and things to do outside. We haven’t even quite gotten out of the cold spells yet and I can already feel cabin fever starting to creep into my bones. I want to throw the curtains open on all of the windows and crank the windows open to let in fresh air (not advisable when it’s still not getting above 30 degrees F). I want to…

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Embrace Spring

I feel like when winter hits, all of my projects become extremely colorful, like I’m wishing for more than just a dull landscape of white, blue, brown, and grey. I stare at those colors often from my office window, wondering how I can spice up my view, be it plants on the windowsill or hanging a colorful curtain to cover the scene up completely. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy these colors together, especially…

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Energy Conservation

I took over running the Air Quality compliance program last summer, which has led to some interesting research that has reemphasized how all different types of environmentally related things are connected to each other and need to be balanced. Energy conservation is something that has caught my attention, and I thought it would be a good topic to write about here.  Energy sources where I live are extremely costly and limited in availability. Alaska, when…

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