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Beefcakey Goodness

X-Men First Class a.k.a. “The Origin of Magneto”

Magneto is Beef Cake

Saturday night I saw the new xmen movie despite my misgivings regarding the way my favorite Claremont characters get screwed over in the films.  I am of course speaking about Rogue, Dark Pheonix, Gambit and the minor appearance of Emma Frost in the Wolverine flick.  Those reservations were definitely spot on when it came to Emma Frost in the film, a rant which I’ll get to later on, but I will say that on a whole X-men First Class was enjoyable.  There are some minor spoilers to follow, none that are very plot revealing but be forewarned.  Oh and the recipe for this post is some delicious Roast Beef I made with a mushroom sauce because Michael Fassbender is a Beefcake (I mean let’s face it, an avenging bad boy is hot to most ladies) and definitely holds the spotlight for the entire film.  If you want to skip the spoilers just scroll down to the recipe. Read more

Wonder Woman

And now for something completely different.  I started getting crafty lately, probably because of the influence of one Miss Bonnie Burton.  While I have every intention of cracking her most recent book, I really want the AT-AT planter for my herb garden, I had this other project in the back of my head to do.  I always have “oh wouldn’t that be cool” ideas that I never follow through on, don’t we all?  Well the weather has been unusually rainy for California in June and I was in bed this morning, thinking about things I never follow through on.  I imagined a desolate graveyard full of the spirits of those ideas who never get to live.  It made me sad and it made me motivated.  I hopped out of bed and grabbed my dog to take him on his morning walk.  Just as I was beginning to falter and wanted to head to starbucks where I knew I’d sit around wasting time all morning playing with my new phone, I saw a stop sign that had been graffitied to say “Stop Procrastinating.”

I came home, sat down at the table and a few hours later this was the result: Wonder Woman Shadowbox.  I had been intending to make this for the last few months; basically once the wonder woman makeup line by M.A.C. came out.  I used some old comics, obviously NOT mint condition or rare editions, and cut out a variety of images which I then decoupaged on a box I got for $1 from the nearby thrift store.  Inside are some more images I arranged as a background along with three lipstick boxes glued together (you need three to “complete the scene” on the packaging) and part of the box for my eyeshadow at the top.  I tried to create three levels of depth but the top bit got squished.  In any even I’m please with the outcome since it’s the first shadowbox I’ve made, and my first creative endeavor outside of the kitchen in years.  I can’t wait to share some future Star Wars crafts in the coming weeks! Read more

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