Games Night
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Yes there are games here tomorrow night :) Usual start time of 7 pm or earlier if you want to cook me dinner :) I am currently only eating fruit and salad though...

Been busy away all weekend up at the lakes celebrating my daughter's 20th birthday !!!! Will write a longer report of it some other time but right now am rushing off to go to see Star Trek hopefully with friends :)

Oh and I started tweeeting...

No Games night this thursday
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Sorry guys no games night on Thursday as I am going up to the lake district to help Joss celebrate her 20th birthday. My god it barely seems like yesterday she was a toddler!!!!!

Been really really busy recently as have had mad time with friends visiting after easter con and various game wekends!
Easter con was brill by the way :) thanks to all the organisers.
Now i really should start doing some paintings cos have booked hotel, have membership and am going to world con :) woot!!!!

xxx

er games will be back as normal week on thursday all welcome. come after 7pm let me know if you need crash space.

been busy :) and future games!
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wow I had an unexpectedly nice time at Eastercon :) Unexpectedly because we weren't in the con hotel, and Campbell was sick so he missed going to the con most days and I missed him :( Nice cos we played a brilliant larp thing most of the time and lots of werewolf!!!! I would write a proper description of everything (including the fact i sold some prints and stuff...) but.. I still have house guests and have to dash off to entertain them...

So first off... games are back every thursday till the end of June when they will stop again... (world con..)

Secondly Its my birthday on Monday and Julie's birthday last week (the 10th) and she was unable to see anyone as everyone was at Eastercon and she couldnt go!!!! soo... this Saturday we having a special games day here to celebrate her and mine birthday!!! I will of course be 21 again this year (boring being the same age all the time.. ) and I think Julie will be a bit older than that :) but only looks 21 still. So anyone and everyone welcome here this Saturday afternoon from 3pm. I can't be bothered doing some big party with music, and loads of food.. so bring some food and drink :) it wont be a big party cos its games orientated .. but there will be a few tables lying around we can all play settlers, werewolf and whatever else we fancy on....

Thirdly sadly my daughter the wondergirl Joss can't make it to my birhtday cos she is making a siege tower at uni and it needs to be finished next week.. HOWEVER she can make it the following week ... so .. I am having a second games Saturday the one after!!!!!! TWO games day birthdays!!!!! WWOOT twice the presents!!!

All welcome to both or either :) but do let me know if you are coming so i can tell you off if you don't turn up!!!!

xxxxx


Lisa

Thursday Games Night Mar 5th
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This week will be the last Thursday games night till after Easter as I have got way behind in everything I am doing....

:)

This will be the last "official" games night till after Easter, if you are desperate to game, then check with Figgy cos he might have some .. or ring me just in case u can persuade me to have a small ad hoc affair.. (er i mean affair as in games not affair as in lets be lovers)

Finally finished the rather larger than normal animation was doing for someone.. NEVER again.. cos it just takes forever as I am not using a 3d rendering thingy so have to draw the different frames of stuff and cos I am bad at programming couldn't get my head round how to do fireworks and sparks generated by the various particle generators out there, they seemed to only be good for random generation or mouse interaction... anyone good with flash? the guy also now is going to add some voice over... which may well be very cool.. but not sure if I am going to add it or him and er .. I've never added sound to any of my flash cos sound on other peoples web pages tends to annoy me so much... Now i have to go and do a new painting for Easter.. this is probably impossible given my rate of work.. but hey .. who was it who suggested we try 3 impossible things everyday ? or was that something about practicing believing in impossible things..

Couldn't work out how to post it here and as its big and looks better on a dark background do check out the animation on my website which can now be reached at http://www.lisakonrad.com as well as http://www.arthouse.org... (getting posh in my old age..)

Been a bit busy and a request to you all!!
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Had a great weekend starting off with a party at Brian and Carolines on Saturday in Ilford, then a meal at Alex's in Leytonstone on Sunday. Thanks to all of them for food, drink and company and a great game of Apples to Apples at Alex's!

Haven't been posting much cos I've been busy (well actually I have just realised I never post much ..)but now after mentioning it to one or two peeps on Sat I am going to post some links which I would appreciate people to visit .. not to buy anything :) but just to get my hits up higher so there search engines rate me higher.. so they show me to more people.. so I get more visitors.. so I get more sales... yes after years of having a cafepress shop I finally opened a Zazzle shop.. then read the forums and decide to actually attempt some marketing drive of trying to get visitors!! and it is slightly working ;) I have actually sold a few things!!! (mainly the dragon and babies Christmas card I did years ago..... ) I think I should have probably started all this trying to get visitors/publicty ooh maybe 2 months ago :) but .. hey maybe next year I will remember I am supposed to try and sell stuff and start off earlier....

so here goes :)

Pls visit and vote if you can for my two new squidoo lenses
http://www.squidoo.com/ArthouseDragons just an oridinary zazzle module site im trying to sell through
http://www.squidoo.com/christmasanimations I then made another lens and added some very very old Christmas animations to try and drive up visits (this seems to be getting the most visits.. and click throughs so far)
my zazzle store http://www.zazzle.co.uk/lisakonrad*

ooh and vote for some of my tshirts at

Click here to rate this shirt at DarnFineShirts.com
and
Click here to rate this shirt at DarnFineShirts.com

any other ideas for driving up visits/sales will be welcomed!!!

and games night as usual Thursday night, 7 pm onwards all welcome.. (but you have to have clicked at least one link..... cough :)

now thanks to watervole's recommendation I am either going to listen to Lois Macmaster Bujold's warriors apprentice I just got from Audible, I enjoyed the two Chalion books I got from audible by her, or a new book I have never heard of before called the Water Room by Christopher Fowler. All thanks to Loonie who is I hope, renewing my American Audible today !!! xxx I couldn't live without American Audible.. do you have any idea how many more books it has than the UK version?? Mind you I just noticed the UK has one extra Fowler book than the US so I may have to join the UK one too...

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Front of card


Have just uploaded the front and inside for a new Christmas card to Zazzle and Cafepress. I have bought stuff from Cafepress and had a store there for years but have only just opened a Zazzle store, mainly as until 30th of Novemeber they have free deliveries to the UK for orders over 30 quid. This means I can actually order my own stuff and test it out far cheaper than normally :) Usually I have to get American visitors to pick up parcels from Cafepress for me so I can get my own stuff!! Trying to sell stuff on American pod sites is hard when you have to wait weeks and pay loads to get the stuff to see if its ok... (try to test it out on me first to see what needs editing and how the colours look..) Does anyone have any experience of Zazzle and their products?

I thought Id try the raven skull celtic cross card that was a birthday card as my new Xmas card this yeas as I put one up for show at Novacon and people actually bought it even though I hadn't really meant to sell the ones I had cos they were for my use.... but I won't be sending it to my sister again cos my bro in law jokingly asked her if I was sending death threats :) when I sent one to her for her birthday.
Inside of card




Thursday Games night
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Just a reminder :) Tuesday games night is now Thursday Games night.. everything else is the same :) same place same time all welcome :)

Novacon

was brilliant :) lots of fun met loads of friends and made some new ones! had a great time :)

Dentist

I hate them :) had an hour in one today drilling into an old dead tooth to take out a post for a cap that has snapped off (some of you might have noticed my toothless gaps at Novacon..)still more hours to come in the next couple of weeks due to my having put off for about a year my visit and various holes having lost their fillings during the last couple of years...) I have also chipped my last uncrowned front tooth and now have to decide whether to fill it (cheap and on national health and recommended by my dentist cos he doesn't like shaving still good teeth to be crowned..) or having it shaved and capped in a much lighter tone than my other teeth .. having the other 3 fronts which are already capped done to match and then for the first time in my life having a smile of whitish (hey they will never be very pale,..) even teeth.. That though can't be done on the NHS as its cosmetic... or I could just stick to photoshopping all photos of me to give myself white teeth...(like many of my generation I have very yellow teeth which I believe is due to the antibiotics we were given as kids..)

I did discover that listening to an audiobook helps pass the time and drowns out the drill

Novacon
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Sigh... Poor C has missed (through no fault of his own...) his train back from his walking holiday in Scotland... so he wont be here in time for me to drive with him up to Novacon.. This is sad cos we have a room booked for tonight and I was kinda looking forward to it as I am missing him :) but he will be there tomorrow.. Many of you might wonder why I passed on the chance to go hill walking in November with him in the pouring rain when it gets dark at 4 pm and its freezing cold... but I will go next summer or spring .. or any resonable time of year when I can stop for a few hours and paint without getting soaked or freezing to death.. (hey I do have arthritis and theres nothing worse then being cold wet arthritic and wandering round scottish mountains in the dark ..)

So now im supposed to be finishing packing (what the hell to take to wear?) finishing off some prints to take and wrapping a few paintings.. packing games etc.. then going off without him :( sob however..!!! good news is that Joss and Chereeeseeeeeeeeee will be there tonight so I will have someone I know there (though knowing them it will be really late too when they arrive..)

I am sooooo crap at packing up to take stuff to cons though and can't stop playing mob wars on facebook .. making myself be ready to leave as soon as he arrived back in london gave me a time frame to work to ...

oh have a space in a car now heading up to Birmingham tonight.. anyone need a lift? You will have to listen to a wide range of music and help me finish packing the car :)

oops games night and sorry misha!
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Forgot to post last week :) have moved games night to thursdays on a trial basis as requested by certain peoples ;)

So sorry I didn't post last week .. and of course one person from lj who isnt on a mailing list im on turned up ....

OOOPS

sorry

:)


so its thursday this week and for he forseable future.


also will be at novacon hopefully this weekend, so hope to see some of you there!

Games Night
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Yes .. its games night again this week :) All welcome. 7 pm onwards (er or earlier if you want.. and are prepared to make me some dinner..)

Haven't posted in a while as am currently engaged in a huge clear up of my house. The first plan of just putting things in storage so I could get rid of some of the clutter that arises from having two teenagers living here failed due to the fact that it would cost £15 per week.. which is a waste when I have tons of room if only I would chuck more stuff out.. So now am just trying really hard to bin things :) This is all taking rather longer than I thought it would and currently am unable to paint due to the fact my art room and most of the rest of my house is now under siege from boxes. Still it will all be worth it in the end. Course the problems are made worse by the fact that the dining room still has loads of boxes in it waiting for Kyara to take away again when she returns to Uni at the end of September. Meanwhile she is still away gadding round Europe :) think she is is Prague right now.. Uboroc has started his first week at his new school and therefore we are having to get up at 7 am every morning .. which is a shock to both our systems as we only had to get up at 8.30 to get him to his old school on time.. but he does seem to be enjoying the advantages of central London college life and has visited the comic shop for new Buffy comics already. Considering both my kids have never really been ones to disappear off to London on their own much he is doing well at finding his way around central London but has yet to find any new friends so consequently has no one to have lunch with.. so far the kids at his new school all smoke and he hates smoking... My offer of coming in to have lunch with him was unsurprisingly rejected :) under the oh my god mum ill never get any friends if you do that to me rule.

Now back to the boxes...

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