I met my girlfriend at a gaming store, so for her birthday I wanted to give her a copy of one of my favorite tabletop games, Hive. The game plays much like chess and the pieces are similarly very simple, but I wanted to make her something special. I set to work on some custom pieces and a fancy box to hold them.
In May of 2017 Insomniac Events hosted Middlelands music festival. Held in the Texas Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds, it was on of the biggest Electronic Dance Music festivals of the summer. I wasn’t big on EDM at the time and had never been camping at a big festival, but I love crazy lighting, costumes and all things Renaissance, so my friends had a pretty easy time talking me into going.
While hiking out to a campground I found a unique rock. I’d just been telling my camping partner how my dad, a sculptor by trade, used to collect rocks and old gnarled roots that he could envision as the home of elves, tiny bears, aliens and other characters that he created from polymer clay.