Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What's That Then?

We're reaching my boring phase again. I got things remade yesterday and I got pictures of the sorta new piece to update the listing. Yes, I went the lazy route and just took a couple of them and still used the modeled photos from before updating the listing to point out which version was currently for sale. This leaves about six more pieces currently living on the remake list, but I think there are a couple more that I have listed as custom pieces that I really should put on there as well. nothing new, nothing interesting, just tatting much of the day.

I do have a funny little thing to show you though. Every month me and mu husband go out and visit our comic book shop in the evening with a bunch of other...we'll call them aficionados. We look through the new listings in the Previews catalog to see what we are all interested in for the coming months and we talk comics. Yes, this is what passes for going out and I actually enjoy it. Anyway, we're perusing the titles when we run across this cover image.

Wait, just look in the corners or click on it to see it bigger...yeah, see it now? That's right, comics and tatting collide. Sure, I imagine the artist just found the image, cloned it and set it about not having any idea what sort of doily they had there, but it stopped me for a minute and I announced it to the group who could totally care less. I was excited. Just in case you're interested, this is the Empowered Special #2: Questions For The Maidman. No, I don't read the book, so I have no idea, something about a broom wielding superhero, but look, it's tatting right there on the cover...behind the chick with the disintegrating costume.

So, it's just back to remaking again today.Well that and breaking in my new patent leather flats I got in the post yesterday to replace the comfy ones that are literally falling apart. The new ones hurt, but they fit and they're cute and I will conquer them. No, you didn't need to know that, but it will be what I am doing all day, so there you have it.


Ann Martin said...

I'm excited for you that you spied tatting on the cover, even if your friends weren't. :) Can totally relate to that 'oh wow - look at this!' - moment. The way the tatting overlays the drawing, it makes it look like brown-haired dude is wearing a tatted kippah. So there you go... new product inspiration for the day.

that_rat said...
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that_rat said...

Maidman [chuckle snort]

Paige said...

I haven't read the Empowered comic, but I've read about it... it's sexy silly superhero, Emp is the superchick in the disintegrating outfit, and at some point she ends up cosplaying herself (in a not disintegrating outfit) to make money or something... Apparently everything but Emp on this cover was a guest artist... But I love that you announced the tatting to a bunch of comic fans.

Gina said...

And who says tatting is a dying art? When it shows up in comic book art, it most certainly is alive and well!