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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
Odin's Day 
27th-Sep-2006 07:40 am
Happy birthday to wispfox!

Hello to new reader ultra_lilac and returning reader stevietee!

Bone-deep aching all over. Was going to volunteer at the book fair today - going to have to skip out on that. :( At least I put in my time there on Friday.

Being achy and weak = very frustrating, dammit.

The Persistence of Story
That's the name of the talisman themaskmaker made me for my hospital stay, which I said I'd post a pic of and never did... well, she took one. :)

(see it bigger here.)

In her words:
The name of the talisman refers both to her nickname, "Story," and to the persistence of stories, of all Story, in the world.

It's a replica of the gate of Shayara, her own city, which you can see on the opening page of her journal (click the link above). I made it from silver paper, card stock, silver thread, beads, and a silver pen nib. The gate is about 1.75 inches tall.

I am honored that she was moved to craft this for me... :)

The Mask of Secrets project is still open...

Daily Science
A map of the mouse brain down to details of individual cells has been completed, the first project of an institute funded by Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul G. Allen, it was announced Tuesday.

The new Allen Brain Atlas is being made available online without cost to neuroscientists studying brain circuits and chemistry, a potential boon to cancer and other disease research because of similarities between the brains of mice and human beings, according to a statement issued by the Allen Institute of Brain Science.

''We want people to use this and make discoveries,'' Dr. Allan Jones, the institute's chief scientific officer, told The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Daily BPAL
Yggdrasil: The World Ash. Nine woods, nine leaves, and three herbs each for Ratatosk and Vidofnir, with three final herbs to placate Nidhogg.

In bottle: I swear I'm getting lotus from this. o_O And crumpled fresh leaves, the juices on your fingers...

On me: Ummm. This is a beautiful light woodsy thing. One of the things I love about BPAL is that they have quite a few scents that are forests, but they're all different forests. There's lots of light in this one. Juniper is here, but in the distance. Silvery-barked birch. That lotus-like smell rises. The scent changes, like your're walking through the forest. Yum. :) EDIT: Oooh, sage on the drydown!

Saint-Germain: ...gilded amber, hypnotic lavender, brash carnation and deep mosses.

In bottle: Something sharp! And then the lavender.

On me: Amber, lavender, and carnation are weird together, at least on me. Wow. This is very different from in-the-bottle, and I do not like it. Elayna has dibs, though, as she loves lavender and carnation.

I am thinking about swapping away my F5. I'll review it later or tomorrow. It's not bad, but I don't think I'll ever wear it. And I may swap my spare Mum Moon - must wear it more and see if I fall in love. I think I'll use one bottle of it, but I don't think I'll use two...

Now to bed. *sigh*
27th-Sep-2006 11:59 am (UTC)
Aww, the picture seems to be friends-only.
27th-Sep-2006 12:17 pm (UTC)
Indeed. :(
27th-Sep-2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
Thirded. No Talisman for me.
27th-Sep-2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
See below. :)
27th-Sep-2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
I just switched the pic to "public."
27th-Sep-2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
Glee! Thank you! That is gorgeous.
27th-Sep-2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
27th-Sep-2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
Sorry! I just switched it to "public." :)
27th-Sep-2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
Woo, thanks! :)
27th-Sep-2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is really beautiful. Did you... sew the paper to give it the detail? It is truly gorgeous.
27th-Sep-2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, I embroidered it with silver thread. Thank you. :)
30th-Oct-2006 03:01 am (UTC)
27th-Sep-2006 12:44 pm (UTC)
Would you consider selling the extra bottle of Mum Moon? I'm not sure if I have anything on your wishlist...
27th-Sep-2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
*nods* I would. Label's slightly torn - does that matter to you?
27th-Sep-2006 01:22 pm (UTC)
No, that's OK. :)
27th-Sep-2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
Apparently we who are not themaskmaker friends do not get to see the Persistence of Story. :{
27th-Sep-2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
Just switched the pic to "public." :)
28th-Sep-2006 01:17 am (UTC)
Woo-hoo! Pretty! You made that? :}
28th-Sep-2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
27th-Sep-2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
Woe. I am late to the party and cannot offer to swap Peony Moon for Mum Moon. Alas. Alack.
27th-Sep-2006 03:27 pm (UTC)
It fed my soul to make it. :) *smooch*

And I just switched the picture to "public," so everyone should be able to see it now...
27th-Sep-2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
It fed my soul to make it. it. Making beautiful things = soul feeding. Perfect. :D
27th-Sep-2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
27th-Sep-2006 05:51 pm (UTC)
That is simply lovely. To see something I drew made real, and the meaning and intent behind the talisman... wow. Perfect. ^_^
27th-Sep-2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I couldn't make the gate exactly the same, but if it evokes it for you, then I know I got close.... :)
27th-Sep-2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
I won't be doing the BPAL thing until I'm a little more wealthy and organized, but man is it fun to windowshop there. Your descriptions of scents sent me to my perfume cabinet; I've been wearing perfume all week because of you.
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27th-Sep-2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And I like what you got out of it, too. *grin*
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