Hello again! The events of Thursday threw me back into the fandom despite my usual reluctance to slip back into the old routine. There was no choice, no way to extend my absence a little longer (something that I always have felt like doing when I have been away from the computer for a holiday), the emergence of Crucible poster #3 rendered me helpless against the power and pull of the *ooof*.
However, I wasn’t quite absent anyway. My tumblr friends received regular updates from my travels. Tumblr lends itself for that – one-click photo uploads and the short captions that are customary on a micro-blogging platform make quick updates very easy
especially for flowery writers such as myself who cannot keep themselves short and concise. I don’t believe for one minute that my holiday adventure is of any public interest whatsoever – don’t we all yawn when we have to sit through other people’s holiday snaps? – but I had a travel companion who might make my capital-hopping European break interesting to you, too. Because I was accompanied by my little Pop! Thorin, courtesy of Mimi aka Night Flight Comics. She is to blame for my new inseparable companionship with the cutesy king, because she put the idea into my head that he had to come along on my trip.
And it turned out to be a great idea. Pop! Thorin was such fun to have around. Not only did he work like a shrine in that it was a cheering thought knowing him in my camera bag, but he also became a source of photographic fun, thinking of scenarios in which I could snap him with my camera phone. He was very patient indeed, occasionally annoyed, very regally dignified, and inebriated even, but always entertaining. If you haven’t seen the updates on tumblr, here is a little book of photographs that shows you how much fun we had: Pop! Thorin goes Europe
During my absence I received several parcels and the news that two of my shrines had arrived at their destinations. I have spent an hour or two today sorting all my latest crafting materials, as well as tools that I bought on my travels, into my crafting space. I am kitted out with tins, sparklies, embellishments, glue and pliers until 2020! (I may have to make another trip to Muji, though, to buy more storage… oh, the hardship) Would you like to see the creative space where the shrining happens? This is my work space – maybe some of you can identify presents that you have sent me.
Obviously the whole place looks like a pigsty when I am at work…
Here is a closer look at my shrining materials – when not in use. It looks really pretty
or is that all the blinding beauty that shines from those cards???
So new reveals to come, soon – including a couple of RAPSis which I finished before my departure. They’ll be looking for a home, as they were not commissioned, and I will need your help determining who should have them. Hope you have enjoyed looking at Pop! Thorin’s Unexpected Holiday.
Glad to be back ❤