Category: Carving

Steampunk Jewelry Lives!

Dragons Flys!

Steampunk Neo Victorian Bracelet - Copper brass RED Czech Glass Art Deco DRAGONFLY

Tributes to the Dead Heads!

Roses Are Red

But the Eyes Have It!

Much, Much More! Go now and Adore!

Buy them Up! For Sure, the are now Ashore!


Make Way Paper Mache! Calvin Nicholls Tears you a new Holls!

By paper artist Calvin Nicholls.There is nothing simple or ordinary about his paper art. Where we would simply use a piece of paper and a pair of scissors, Calvin uses everything you could possibly think of to carve, cut and rip perfect details onto his creations. The motifs are all wildlife, and that must be one of the hardest categories of things to make with paper since there are sometimes impossible details on animals. These details are amazing and I can’t even fathom the time it must have taken to create these masterpieces of art.


Martian Volcano!

Martian Volcano!
Mars volcano The area surrounding the mountainous landmark is relatively bare, causing the huge Martian structure to stand out. When active, Tharsis Tholus was likely much larger than it is today. Image Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum). Photo courtesy of Tecca

Mars volcanoThe planet Mars is a bit of an obsession for the human race. We’ve romanticized the red planet in everything from movies to video games, and we can’t seem to get enough of the barren, desert-like planet. The European Space Agency isn’t immune to Mars lust, and the organization recently released some stunning images of one of the planet’s most striking features: the Tharsis Tholus volcano. Presented with false color to highlight its geographical features, the once-lively mountain is still a sight to behold. Join us as we take a tour of a true Martian landmark. Image Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum). Photo courtesy of TeccaMars volcanoThe Tharsis Tholis volcano stands 5 miles tall on the rocky Martian landscape, dwarfing the tallest volcanoes on Earth. Ojos del Salado on the Argentina-Chile border comes closest, measuring 4.2 miles tall. Image Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum). Photo courtesy of Tecca


Mars volcanoThe expansive crater located in the center of the volcano resulted from the loss of supportive magma that the mountain spewed billions of years ago. With the interior of the volcano lost, its roof caved in, forming the giant hole we see today. Image Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum). Photo courtesy of Tecca


Mars volcano

Over the course of billions of years, Tharsis Tholus has become dotted with the scars of small to medium-sized impacts from space debris. The mountain is in an advanced state of erosion, making it particularly interesting to scientists looking to study the history of the red planet. Image Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum). Photo courtesy of Tecca

Mars volcanoTharsis Tholus’ large size is aided by the relatively low gravity of Mars. With less than half of the gravitational force of Earth, it is easier for huge geographical features to exist on the Martian landscape. Image Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum). Photo courtesy of Tecca


Need a little Pick Me UP? Ice Pick up a Han Solo!


Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Tray – $9.95

Do you fear that your Thanksgiving meal is doomed? Don’t surrender to the dark side. Use the force and the Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Tray from the NeatoShop to distract your guests from your terrible cooking.

The Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Tray is made from food-safe silicone. Do or do not make other things in this Ice Tray. Mmm. Make Han Solo in Carbonite butter patties, I will.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more fantastic Star Wars and cool Ice



Loren Foster aka shadolrds

“From Whom Words Shadow Doles”



Use Pineapple Juice, and you can Dole out the ICE!




When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do. When in Venice, its better to make things that can Float your Boat, or you might Sink your Bottom Dollar!



Wonder what he does in his spare time ????

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Awesome under rates this one!  Way to Go ChicQuero!


The ART of pumpkin carving


October 26th, 2011 § 62 Comments


Pumpkin Art
Ray from Villafane Studios was born in Queens, New York. At a very young age Ray showed a knack for art; a passion that his mother approvingly encouraged him to pursue. From 1993 to 2006 Ray taught Art for students grade K-12 in Bellaire, Michigan. It was during his teaching tenure that Ray began “dabbling” in pumpkin sculpting, initially as projects with his students. After several custom-carved requests from students’ parents, Ray realized he was on to something with his pumpkins and started offering them to local hotels and restaurants. It became his fall hobby for several years.

Pumpkins — Ray’s hobby of pumpkin sculpting was brought to an entirely new level in 2007 when he was contacted by High Noon Entertainment and asked to participate in the Food Network’s Challenge Show, Outrageous Pumpkins. The exposure of Ray’s style, talent and creativity amassed an all-new appreciation for pumpkin “carving”, and his artistic take on the traditional jack-o-lantern has granted him invitations from across the globe for VIP Galleries (Very Impressive Pumpkins).

I´ve always been in love with Halloween decor, this guys REALLY sets the bar for Pumpkin carving. Enjoy

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. 
Henry David Thoreau

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Who said only Humans are Human?

Some things just bring smiles to your heart – this is one of them in my book

Some things just bring smiles to your heart – this is one of them in my book



  And you say I am all thumbs!

And thats the Line up at the Top of the In Bowling!

Definitely not an Irish Setter!  Maybe an Irish Planter, or a Potato Dog?

Laying down the Law for those with Weak Knees

Whatcha looking at Ralph? Was it a Rabbit?

Brawny, its Cat Tuff!  This Cat is Packing a TriBarrel, so watch where you put that pointy roll holder.

Things are looking up!

Massage Therapy, for when you can’t tell your spinal problems apart from a Bump on a Log!

She will spoil him Kanga Rotten!

Why didn’t you tell me about Global Warming?!  I didn’t see the 99% of that Iceburg that was under the water when I dove in head first!  Someone Get me an Ice Pack! One big enough to float my poor little head on.

Lambentations, Woolen gLoom 4pair and Aaaggooony on me!  Baaa Haw, the gangs all here, Ewe all come back for Sheer!

Who needs Spotted Owls, I spotted you, you Spotted me, We Spotted Together, Fowl Friends Forever.

Silly Bear! You always get all the good will clothing, and you are an Organ Donor Chew Toy!

It is truly almost to big a Burden to Bear!

Hugs go a long way!

“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be.. It’s the way it is..

The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference “

Got to love them lovable animals!

Who said only Humans are Human?

It wasn’t me! But I did put on the captions all by my self!

Loren Foster aka shadolrds

“From Whom Words Shadow Doles”

Now for are Humans Human or Animals?;stories

October 31, 2011 4:22 PM

Human ancestors mated with more than Neanderthals

Stephanie Pappas

A molar tooth belonging to a Denisovan, thought to be a new branch of ancient humans. (Nature.,David Reich et al.)

( weren’t the only ancient cousins that humans frequently mated with, according to a new study that finds that East Asian populations share genes with a mysterious archaic hominin species that lived in Siberia 40,000 years ago.

This group, the Denisovans, is known only by a few bone fragments: A finger bone, a tooth and possibly a toe bone, which is still undergoing analysis. The Denisovans likely split off from the Neanderthal branch of the hominin family tree about 300,000 years ago, but little else is known about their appearance, behavior or dress. But just as researchers have learned that ancienthumans and Neanderthals mated, they’ve also found genetic echoes of the Denisovans in modern residents of Pacific islands, including New Guinea and the Philippines.

The new research expands the Denisovan genetic influence, uncovering Denisovan genes in modern East Asian populations. The genetic signal is less strong than it is in the Oceanic islands such as the Philippines, said study researcher Mattias Jakobsson, a professor of evolutionary biology at Uppsala University in Sweden. On the Asian mainland, the genetic similarities to Denisovans are strongest in southern China and Southeast Asia.

“We are actually finding gene flow in Southeast Asia,” Jakobsson told LiveScience. “So it’s not restricted to the Oceanian parts of the world.”

Jakobsson and his colleagues first ran complex computer simulations of genetic data to understand how the limited gene information collected in population genetics research, which includes just segments of DNA, might be biased. With that understanding, the group then examined genetic data from more than 1,500 modern humans from all over the world.

Comparing that modern data with the Denisovan genome revealed that Asians, especially Southeast Asians, have a higher proportion of Denisovan-related gene variants than other world populations except for the Oceanic islanders. While Oceanians have about a 5 percent fraction of Denisovan-related ancestry, Southeast Asians have around 1 percent, the researchers report today (Oct. 31) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In comparison, genes from modern non-African humans have about a 2.5 percent fraction of Neanderthal ancestry.

It’s hard to tell when the Denisovan and human interbreeding occurred, Jakobsson said, but since Europeans don’t have Denisovan ancestry, it’s likely the mating occurred around 23,000 to 45,000 years ago, after Southeast Asians and European populations diverged.

Jakobsson and his colleagues are working on further studies on early human genetics and the steps that led to the modern human genome. The more digging scientists do, the more complex the genetic picture becomes, he said. Notably, bits of genes are almost all that are left behind of some ancient populations, including the Denisovans, he said.

“We don’t really know what they looked like, how they behaved or anything like that,” Jakobsson said. “It’s really genetics that gives us an edge here.”

Top 10 Mysteries of the First Humans
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Loren Foster aka shadolrds

“From Whom Words Shadow Doles”

Schack's Shack is not just a home. This King's Castle is his Home.  
It could be Yours for a Day if his Royalty you can Ransom!
Have you ever gotten over to Poulsbo area to see Dana Schack's castle yet, wow!

No that is not the Castle behind El Rey Dana, The King, it is his Well, and if his
Water is that Well protected, can you imagine how he protects his food!?!
Every King needs a Throne

You will wind up hills through dense forest, traveling back into the past and wala!
What you say it doesn't look big?  
See the front door? 
Each of the two door panels weigh over 300 pounds!  
While you attempt to pound your way through it you will be taking
continuous fire from the interlocking Arrow slits, truly a sticky wicket that! 

Each of the 3 levels measures 40 by 40 feet, with four octagonal towers. 
That is not revealing what machines of war are ensconced on the Castles 4th and final roof level.

Want a free Hot Oil treatment? By all 
means, declare your intentions prior to approach, or Die without Reproach! Or just 
be a bit Boiled and Poached!
He generally hosts an Open Castle once a year.
Can't Wait for the next one?
Care to procure an invitation, or take him up on a Tour?
Check his Facebook site, leave him a message, send him an Email. 
Never got the chance to have that Never Neverland get away?
Want to be a King for a Day?  Host Rousing Toast Display?
Make the Royal Wedding of your Dreams a true Real Royal Royality?
Come play Dungeons and Dragons in a Castle?
Will there be Tunnels and Trolls?
Recreate as the SCA recreates?
This and more could all be yours, if only...

You really should see it.  He has the main ground floor like a real great room , huge table, 
fur covered tressle benches,  trophy shields on the wall,

mostly had crafted and decorated by his own hands, taught to him by his father a Norman King,
and grandfather a Viking Longship builder by trade.


It just needs a better fire place / Roasting spit. 
He really needs a false front to put infront of the dinky fireplace county codes allowed, 
you know cow rotisserie fire contraption.  
Maybe a papermache cow or roast pig thing, would be great. 

whole hog

fireplace cooking accessory 


For more on Viking ways of Food preparation check out  
dreams, wants, needs, likes, dislikes, greeds, do it tomorrows, too many square toits, 
never enough round ones, that was one of Tol's (my Foster Father, C.E. Tol Foster) jokes, 
always finding Square Toits, never getting a Round To It.
Always something distracting, poor timing, or just sheer thick headed lazyness.
Hmm, he always called me MuscleHead, and asked "What are you good for?" all the time.
Think he knew something I haven't figured out yet?

Father Mine, 
The Fates are Cruel!
They took you Tol,
They cut the Tales too short,
They left the tears too long.
There is no puppy in the window.
The sash is down,
You went out of town.
"What are you Good For?"
Forced into a Shell,
No Bounce left to right
All rolled in a Ball.
No Entity to Fight.
Try as I May,
Try as I mite,
All I can write
Is oh so contrite.
Father Mine,
Your Left was my Wrong,
But I was not strong,
I could not follow along.
There is no sing to my song.
I am but a Fool,
Not a sharp tool.
Tell me,
Father Mine!
What will I ever be good for?

Loren Foster aka shadolrds
"From Whom Words Shadow Doles"

Teresa Lawrence Hey Beaders, our free Seattle Warehouse Bead show starts tomorrow at 12 noon. Lots of sparkly crystal, vintage lucite, czech glass, silver chain & lots more beady stuff. RSVP for $5 off!

Special Seattle Warehouse Show Tuesday, November 1 at 12:00pm


Awesome Purpleness!

Not your Fathers Chewables!

Chainsaws! Not Just for Massacres any more! Look and Adore!

Come Join the Fun, Sit with a Wolf

Or Join a Mermaid and Red Wrath Flames?

Red Corral like extruded Brainsss!

Go See what More Chris Myers has in Store !

Chris Myers is the one Standing Calmly in the Flames of the Dragon, on the Far Left! on page 7