Here's my most recent ink. The close up makes it look distorted because I was all twisted around trying to take the pic. It's hard to take pictures of your own back! It's mottled looking because it's already starting to peel, and you can't really tell how vibrant the colors are either. In the smaller one, you can see it better in relation to the stars across the top of my back.
Oh, PS--the top one was done in the mirror. It's actually on my right shoulder blade.
I vote for making derby-related crafts. It's usually tough to find cute derby things (other than league merch of course).
Maybe we can make one large thing and a few smaller things? And throw in some little things from your league if you have 'em?
As for the crafting period, I think the longer the better. We've all got practice at least a few nights a week, right? I'll definitely be able to make much cooler stuff if I have more time (i.e., more weekends) to do it.
Lexie Deluxe Philly Roller Girls
PS--Dinah, can you post this again on the yahoo group so we can get some more people to sign up?
Here's my latest and greatest--a roller skating voodoo doll done in February at the Philly convention. I was there promoting for roller derby and couldn't resist adding to the collection. It's an original design, drawn (and redrawn many times) to match my whims by a patient (and probably bored) artist. It's on my right side and hurt worse than any of my others.
Tuesday, October 25, 2005; Posted: 11:43 a.m. EDT (15:43 GMT)
ROME, Italy (Reuters) -- The city of Rome has banned goldfish bowls, which animal rights activists say are cruel, and has made regular dog-walks mandatory in the Italian capital, the town's council said on Tuesday.
The classic spherical fish bowls are banned under a new by-law which also stops fish or other animals being given away as fairground prizes. It comes after a national law was passed to allow jail sentences for people who abandon cats or dogs.
"It's good to do whatever we can for our animals who in exchange for a little love fill our existence with their attention," said Monica Cirinna, the councilor behind the by-law.
"The civilization of a city can also be measured by this," she told Rome daily Il Messaggero.
The newspaper reported that round bowls caused fish to go blind. No one at Rome council was available to confirm this was why they were banned. Many fish experts say round bowls provide insufficient oxygen for fish.
In July 2004, parliament passed a law setting big fines and jail terms for people who abandon pets and since then local governments have added their own animal welfare rules many of which will be difficult to police.
The northern city of Turin passed a law in April to fine pet owners up to 500 euros ($597.7) if they do not walk their dogs at least three times a day.
The new Rome by-law requires owners to regularly exercise their dogs, and bans them from docking their pets' tails for aesthetic reasons.
It also provides legal recognition for cat lovers who provide food for the colonies of strays which live everywhere from the city's ancient Roman ruins to modern office car parks.
Animal rights groups estimate that around 150,000 pet dogs and 200,000 cats are abandoned in Italy every year.
My package from Shoegirl was waiting for me when I got to the office this morning--what a lovely surprise. She made me a very cool crochet scarf (rainbow, but not too rainbow... if there is such a thing) and a kickass totebag that I will be carrying to all my gay charity meetings from now on. Thanks--I love them both! I will take pics and post when I get home.
yay! I'm glad you got it safely, StephInTheCity. I was worried it wasn't enough. Sometimes I read the Swap Gallery too much and get swap insecurities. I also meant to put candles in the candle holders and just realized I forgot.
It's definitely enough! I always have swap anxiety, too. And don't worry about the candles--lord know I have enough of those to fill my fabulous new votive holders. I forgot the card that was supposed to go with my partner's package.