Sunday Funnies- Be careful what you wish for…

[Source: Dorkly via Virtual Shackles]

Interview with Crafting Maven Lesley Karpiuk and Geek Soap Contest Winners

Lesley Karpiuk, the creator of Geek Soap and crotched Cthulhu goodies at The Pink Toque, was nice enough to take the time for an interview for Girl Gone Geek Blog. Read it below and find out her inspirations, geekiest thing she’s done, geek soap making process, her favorite video games, what she’d take on a deserted island and more!

Also a big congratulations to the three winners of the Geek Soap contest and thanks for everyone who entered! It was really tough for me and Lesley to decide on winners for each of the soaps there were so many great answers!

Winners:

Jesus won the Donkey Kong Barrel Soap! Here’s what he’s going to do with it: “If I won the DK barrels, I would use them as a mean for self-defense against guys in red shirts. Finally, after a long day of climbing ladders and rafters, I would retreat to my cave, and use my barrels to lather the stress away.”

V. Nerdy won the Hearthstone soap from World of Warcraft, here’s what they will do with it: “I would use the Hearthstone soap to unwittingly send myself back to Org mid-shower. Hilarity would ensue… including a flash-mob of whispers asking if I want some intimate RP action on the second floor of the Inn.”

Mister Z won the NES cartridge soap, here’s what he will do with it: “If I were to get the video game cartridge I would take it with me to PAX East when it comes back around and get it signed by the team behind Guild Wars 2. (They throw the best open bar/beta parties btw)”

Interview with Lesley Karpiuk:

Age: 31

Hometown: Greenwood, IN, but I’ve lived in Calgary, AB Canada for several years and am now back in Indiana.

How did you get into crafting:

I don’t know when, but I was young. I have been making things my entire life; as far back as I can remember. I must’ve had an active imagination as a child; I would make castles out of cardboard for my toys or draw backdrops for my friends’ Barbie playsets. I’ve always loved making things, and over the years I’ve tried it all at least once.

What made you want to take your crafting to the next level and start selling it?

When I first moved to Canada in 2006, I was unable to work. I had to wait on immigration for nearly a year before I was legal to work, and so I spent most of my days knitting or sewing. (in addition to A LOT of World of Warcraft, lol.) I started a craft blog during that time in 2006 as I was learning how to knit and sew, and I started making things that people were interested in purchasing. I decided that since I couldn’t get a proper job in Canada yet I would try to sell some of my handmade creations online. Etsy was barely a year old and most people didn’t know what it was yet, and I opened a store there. My husband also built me a store website and I began selling my wares online by the fall of 2006.  Continue reading →

Video Games vs. Real Life

Aled Lewis (Fatheed on Flickr) transported your favorite old school video game characters into the real world in some impressive photo manipulations. I get a special kind of nostalgia whenever I see old school video game characters. Chris Hardwick wore his Doctor Who/Back to the Future shirt on The Late Late Show! Check our his Flickr and website AledLews.com he also has a bunch of other great geek related art.


(All titles and text below are from Aled’s Flickr)

Gorilla In The Mist

aka: Kong of the Jungle. The reason he was so mixed up was because he was missing home. A construction site is no place for a 500lb ape. Look at how happy he is now.

Hyrule Field

“A horse would be handy right now” – Link

We Need A Montage

Hyaku Retsu Harite (aka Hundred Hand Slap)

Off To Atlantis. BRB.

Koopa Beach

Schadenfreude Dog

When You See It (snow)

Keeping The Mean Streets Clean

Off The Dirt Track

This is Tower Bridge, not London Bridge – but you knew that. :)

Land Speed Record Attempt

I may revisit this series later in the year, but for the time being this is the 12th and last in my collection ofVideo Games vs. Real Life images. I have a bunch more ideas, but I need to change it up a bit now. Thanks for the support! :)

Base Jumper

Dammit. I gave him an umbrella when he was meant to be a blocker.

Yoshi Hates Mario

[Source Geeks are Sexy]

Picture of the Week- Princess Peach

Carlos Lerma made this super adorable and colorful Princess Peach artwork. I originally found this on Geek-Art.net and I also featured his abstract Batman artwork for a previous PotW.

Check out Lerms and all of his greatness on his Deviant ArtBlog,Website.  My favorite of Lerma include Neil Gaiman, Sirius Black, Darth Vader, Buddha and Riff Raff


Breakfast Soap Combo

Geeky Soap- Part 3

This is the last part of this fun Geeky Soap series.  If you like to eat, which I assume most of you do then you’ll love Dirty Ass Soaps!  Although most of them aren’t very geeky but they are all awesome.   All of the soaps are 100% vegan (ironically) and made with Shea Butter!  In related news, doing this post has made me extremely hungry.

Geeky Soap Part 1

Geeky Soap Part 2

Try and resist om nom noming on these delicious looking soaps!

 

Geeky Soap- Part 2

This is Part 2 of Geeky Soap.  This post features the handmade works of Geek Soap and Digital Soaps.  I have to keep reminding myself these are actually made of soap, they look so realistic!  Like I said previously, these make great stocking stuffers for the upcoming holidays!  Check out Geeky Soaps Part 1 here.

Geek Soap Info:

GeekSoap.net

Twitter @GeekSoap

Geek Soap Facebook Page

Digital Soap Info:

DigitalSoaps.net

Etsy Shop

Digital Soap Facebook Page

Twitter @DigitalSoaps

 

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