Let’s Play Doctor

Happy Valentine’s & Galentine’s Day to everyone! If you haven’t noticed by following my instagram account, I’ve been completely obsessed with a new craft lately — cross stitching. I’ve been pouring all my creativity, time and effort into learning the craft and it has finally paid off with this latest Doctor Who inspired V-Day piece.

Let's Play Doctor

This was an interesting pattern for me to create because it was adapted from a paper-and-thread tutorial that I found on Instructables. Comparing paper and fabric was a no-brainer for me and I quickly end up frustrating with the paper tearing at the slightest movement, so instead of using cardstock that made me want to throw it across the room, I grabbed a white Aida 14 and cut it down to about a 4 in. length x 3 in. width.

The black threaded outline on the outside was actually something I added as a small touch just so that this small piece would stay on it’s backing (actual cardstock). I didn’t start out to make it look uneven, but I missed a few stitches and thought it gave it a kitschy look and kept it.

Let's Play Doctor Who Cross Stitch Pattern by Radical Geekery

DMC Thread Colors for Let's Play Doctor Cross Stitch by Radical Geekery

Since this was a last minute project, I didn’t have time to throw together the correct colors for the TARDIS, but according to this thread, you can use a variety of colors, so it really is up to you. I used what I had on hand, but if I were to redo this one, I’d get the actual darker blue colors.

 

Let's Play Doctor, Final Shot

I can’t wait to create more patterns like this one, and I’m seriously thinking of investing fully in Mac Stitch so I have access to all the features of the program. It’s super easy to use and you can create your own patterns in a snap. Much thanks to Jess of Geeky Little Stitcher for the suggestion.

Learning the down-and-dirty of putting together of making my own pattern was so much fun, I’m actually going to apply it to a larger project I’m working on, check out this photo for a sneak peak. Hint: Winter is Coming

What other cross stitch projects are you working on? I’d love for you to link to them below or share pictures on Radical Geekery’s Facebook page.

 

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Emerald City Comic Con 2014

It’s been a heck of a couple of weeks and I was going to post about Emerald City Comic Con the day after I got back, but I came down with the case of the flu + cold that had me down for awhile. Here are some of the pictures that I was able to snap.

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My friend and I waiting in line to get in!

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Captain America a.k.a. my husband

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My new flask, inspired by Firefly

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The posters that were new at comic con this year. I have to give the ECCC staff props for putting these up.

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My husband and I waiting in line for Alan Tudyk

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My new favorite Doctor Who dress

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A brillant Cheryl and Pam (Archer) cosplay

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A Dalek and Harley Quinn

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OMG! I love this shirt. It’s a bunch of quote from Serenity.

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One of my biggest nerdgasm moments of the con

A Big Hand for the Doctor

At the beginning of this year, the BBC announced that they were going to be releasing eleven Doctor Who short stories written by different authors to be released through out the year. I bought the first one and just read it last night (it’s only 48 pages) and I just thought it was fabulous.

Review of the First Doctor - A Big Hand for the Doctor by Radical Geekery

 

After I read it, I took a look at some reviews and was a bit disappointed. Some of them read:

“There is better fan fiction out there that is more effective at portraying One, so to have the official ‘professional’ fiction foul up so spectacularly is really quite unforgivable.”

“As a slightly bigger kid though, this reads as an ill-judged comic parody of the character and the show.”

“As a short tale it’s OK, but the liberties taken by Eoin in writing this doctor ruin what charm there is in it for me.”

It may be an unpopular opinion  but I adored this e-book and thought it was a great idea to have Eoin Coifer (author of the Artemis Fowl series) write it. To me, it’s meant to be a fun jaunt into the life of the Doctor in his different regenerations. I haven’t had much experience with Classic Who (I know, I know, I’ll watch it), so it was nice in my imagination to build up from what little I’ve watched with William Hartnell to create an image of the Doctor in my mind.

Every month a different book for all the regenerations of the Doctor is going to be released.  Every month the BBC is going to announce the new author around the 1st-7th of the month and there is even a rumour going around that J.K. Rowling will write one. How exciting is that?

Now I’m off to wait not-so-patiently for the release of the Nameless City by Michael Scott. I’m quite excited to read it, and you are definitely going to get a review after it comes out this Saturday (Feb. 23).

To order the e-books go visit Amazon to pre-order the books so they can be delivered to you!

A Big Hand for the Doctor: First Doctor by Eoin Colfer

Nameless City: Second Doctor by Michael Scott

Third Doctor – To Be Revealed on March 3, 2013/Released March 23, 2013

Fourth Doctor – To Be Revealed on April 2, 2013/Released April 23, 2013

Fifth Doctor – To Be Revealed on May 7, 2013/Released May 23, 2013

Sixth Doctor – To Be Revealed on June 4, 2013/Released June 23, 2013

Seventh Doctor – To Be Revealed on July 2, 2013/Released July 23, 2013

Eighth Doctor – TBA

Ninth Doctor – TBA

Tenth Doctor – TBA

Eleventh Doctor – TBA

Exterminate…Exterminate…Thank you!

I love sci-fi. I love artists. I love Doctor Who. What does that give you? My 2012 Comic Con Print by Andrew Heath, an artist from Kentucky!
Artwork by Andrew Heath
I just adore this print! I had a special request about my shipment and he got right on it. Andrew totally has the people skills well as those amazing artistic skills. And he had a special surprise for me when we were chatting about my purchase on Etsy. He told me that:
Isn’t that super sweet? He includes a doodle for every buyer! But by the time I had written him back, he had shipped my package (work has been busy!) and he couldn’t include the doodle. But, he came through and sent me on through e-mail. And now I have an actual print of his work and a digital copy. Check out my cute little Dalek:
Artwork by Andrew Heath

Do you have a favorite artist that you’ve met online? What genre of art and types of art do you gravitate towards?