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SW Room Closeup

As promised. Still plenty of stuff packed in the plastic tubs you see pictured. Very much a work in progress…


One Step Closer

Yesterday afternoon I had the opportunity to take a “free” half-day off from work as part of my company’s Creative Division Refuel campaign. Big kudos to the people who crafted this brilliant idea! We have little pop-up Refuel events on-site from time to time—popcorn and lemonade, a cookie buffet, root beer floats—but being able to rejuvenate in whatever way we saw fit…simply fantastic.

I chose to spend the extra time at home. After a quick power nap, I set out to conquer my Star Wars room. While I did not emerge the victor, I did make some decent progress. Everything was first moved to one side of the room so we could stabilize one of my three floating shelves. It would probably have been all right, but the wobble factor had me a little concerned.
In addition to the floating shelves, the remaining bookcase units were settled into place. Aside from the pegboard in the walk-in closet (on which I’ll mount the mid-90s carded figures), all of my display venues are installed; no more excuses for not getting things done.

The lowest of the floating shelves is almost in order. It’s the speeder bike shrine with my Gentle Giant statue, McQuarrie print/film cell,  DiBiase originals and a battalion of mounted troopers. Only a little tweaking needed before I’m satisfied with it.
The middle shelf is dedicated to Stormtroopers and Lord Vader. It remains a work in progress, as does the top shelf which honors other original trilogy characters.

I’ll be working on the room again this evening so will hopefully have more progress to show. For now, I leave you with this.

Duh, Winning!

In the immortal words of Charlie Sheen, “You make a choice to win, and you win.”

Well, apparently Chris from GA made that choice, because he’s picked up this sketch as the winner in my Time Flies anniversary giveaway…

falcon sketch card

Thanks again to John DiBiase and all who played along!

And for the record, I don’t advocate living by any of Mr. Sheen’s words. Unless you have tiger blood. Or Adonis DNA.

Time Flies ★ CONTEST ★

Listen! Do you smell something? It’s something really special, and it’s happening today! (And in case you’re wondering, it smells like donuts.)

A mere 365 days ago, I launched To thank you for tagging along with me, I have a giveaway!

You…yes, YOU…could win this awesome sketch card* by the one and only John DiBiase. It’s an original piece, commissioned specifically for the first anniversary of this fine establishment.
Check out the detail, the handcrafted artistry, the wicked awesomess! I’m a little bummed that I won’t be the one owning it.


So you want to know how to enter to win this baby? Of course you do!
Follow 2 easy steps:

1. ‘Trail the Troopers’ by clicking that little button in the right sidebar to follow my blog. Not only is it a prerequisite for your entry, but you’ll also get updates when I post new stuff. Win-Win!
(If you already follow, you can skip this step.)

2. Comment below to let me know you’re jonesing for the art.
You have until 10am CST on Monday, 4/29/2013, to enter; I will randomly pick and contact the winner during my lunch break. Said winner will be announced here on Tuesday, 4/30.

A big HUGE THANK-YOU to John for partnering with me on this project. Please take a minute to check out his blog… 

*It’s the size of a standard trading card and will be shipped in a hard plastic sleeve; stand not included.

Involuntary Hoarding

The new year brought with it a new job! While the majority of my professional life has been spent editing the writing put forth by others, my newest challenge is getting paid to come up with my own. That’s right, friends, I’m officially a writer now. It may be hard to imagine based on the oft-times mediocre quality of this blog but don’t laugh, Hallmark Cards knows a thing or two about writers. It’s legit, I assure you.

hoarding catalogs

You can own Avengers art like mine…

Lest ye think I have stumbled into the most glamorous of occupations, I submit the following evidence.

Catalogs dating back to 1998. That I get to sort through. And they’re all out of order. And there are more in the file cabinet drawers that you can’t see in this photo. And I’m told they need to stay within the confines of my cubular space—isn’t that an awesome new term?!—so that I can refer back to them. Which I will probably never do for those older than 2010.

Good times at the card factory.