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Huh. I've noticed that I am about a million times happier right now, with my roommate gone. I've been far more productive, and feeling much more relaxed and creative. That's a pretty good sign that I need to get on it with finding MY home. 

I'm supposed to be heading off to a housewarming party, that will include lots of Germans. This is, for many reasons, hilarious in my brain. Eli and her German husband Frank are finally moved in to their gorgeous apartment, in one of the coolest buildings I've seen around in Atlanta. The Telephone Factory lofts..which is, in fact, an old telephone factory, that they have mostly left untouched.. cracking paint, industrial columns, open ceiling.. but they've also added some really elegant touches, and the lofts themselves are huge, with enormous windows. Absolutely stunning.. I'm hoping I can take a few pictures tonight while I'm there.  

But the main point of this rambling.. is that I played in the kitchen tonight. The kitchen that now looks like a sugar cracked ferret exploded all over it. But.. the end result is this... my first attempt at playing with royal icing and lettering. 



It's a bit crude... but what the hell... it was my first attempt. Also, Tardis blue is ridiculously hard to get right. I managed to make an entire bowl of grey icing. GREY. I don't even know. 

I should get on with that gettin' ready thing. 

Date: 2012-12-16 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captain-snarky.livejournal.com
Make an armadillo cake.

Date: 2012-12-16 07:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meccahi.livejournal.com
You know..that was my VERY FIRST THOUGHT..hehheheh... as I was blending it ( and it was getting consecutively even more grey), I wished that I had some red velvet cake to put it on. It would have been a classic housewarming gift. Instead..I got them a pineapple.. Maybe next time..

Date: 2012-12-16 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captain-snarky.livejournal.com
Sweet. I demand pictures if it ever happens.

Date: 2013-01-07 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jupitercornwall.livejournal.com
This is bad ass. I know a few people who would fall over in ecstacy to have a cake this good(with Matt Smith, or David Tennant holding it). I came across a picture of your in abandoned places, and tumbled down a rabbit hole to your blog. I really like your eye, and can't wait to see more pics!

Date: 2013-01-07 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meccahi.livejournal.com
Thanks so much! Welcome aboard!

Date: 2013-01-07 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jupitercornwall.livejournal.com
I've never been able to get past the almost blue/grey, either. But then, I've never tried to make a Tardis cake. Is that a gumdrop on top, for the light?

I just came across more of your pics, while reading the blog. Sorry for the stalking, but each one led me to another one. I'm floored. I take it that the smithing is your career, and the photography is just a hobby? Wow.

Date: 2013-01-07 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meccahi.livejournal.com
It most definitely is a gumdrop on the top! I felt silly buying an entire bag of gumdrops for just the one.. but at least they were delicious.

And I am totally cool with the stalking.. if I didn't want things read, I wouldn't put them out there..

Yes..Chainmaille is my profession. I've been travelling with renaissance festivals for the past 17-ish years.. and a chainmailler for most of that time ( first for the shop I apprenticed with..then starting my own shop about 8 years ago).. with a side stint going to school for luthiery ( guitar building). Photography is a fairly recent interest/hobby. only in the past 3 or 4 years have a I really started to play with it more.

Date: 2013-01-07 03:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jupitercornwall.livejournal.com
Wait, wait, wait... All that, and you dabble as a GUITAR LUTHIER? >melt<


Now that I've picked myself up off the floor... Hi, my name is Brian :) Very nice to meet you. Are you ever up in Atlanta/Marietta?

Date: 2013-01-07 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meccahi.livejournal.com
Before I started traveling, and sometime during it, I was beginning my career as a guitarist/musician( I've been playing since the age of 12, and that was the only thing I wanted to do Ever), and luthiery just kind of bled into that.. mi padre nagged me to go to school.. and insisted that a guitar playing tech school wasn't "a real school".. but apparently a guitar BUILDING school was. Logic! So.. I went.

Yes, actually.. My friend and I go to Bikram yoga in Marietta 2 to 3 times a week. Nice to meet you, Brian!

Date: 2013-01-07 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jupitercornwall.livejournal.com
Not bad, dad... I have an acquaintance who is/was a luthier, up in Dahlonega, and I used to get strings, equipment, and stories, from him all the time. I love watching the crafting, the smell of woods, the tone that comes out of the end products, etc.

I've just recently gotten back into photography, and have fallen in love with the medium. I have almost no idea what I'm doing, and really need to learn the hardware, and but love it. I love urban exploration, from years of climbing around abandoned amusement parks, houses, mills, etc., and found people doing some astounding photography of these places, around the world. just amazing stuff.

If you're ever free when you're up in Marietta, let me know. I live and work in Marietta, so most anywhere up there is fairly close.

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