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Apr 23

Book Review: Ancillary Sword

Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie In many ways this book was easier to get into than the first one. Now the fact that Breq used to be a ship is no longer a mystery, and I know what ancillaries are, and I’m a little more familiar with how the Imperial Radch conduct their affairs. The …

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Apr 22

Jane’s Book

  This is a book-box I made for my friend Jane. I had started with another book, but I made a mistake on that one and glued the back cover to the inside before I was ready. This one I kept it free and didn’t glue on the inside until I was prepared. One of …

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Apr 21

Book Review: Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik This is a good non-fiction book about materials science, which is a high recommendation in my book, because non-fiction books about chemistry for the layperson are in a narrow category of books I like to read quite a lot. The author …

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Apr 20

Monarch Script Postcard

 I did this sketch during a boring meeting, and took it home to ink in with some of the inks I bought for fountain pens. (Fountain pens have broken my heart time and time again!) You can see a little of the French text coming through. I meant to cut this out and paste it …

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Apr 17

Sisterly Affection

*They say she won’t love me but I know her sister will.