Monday, May 6, 2013

Finally done! Back to I Might Make That! Monday programming

Beaded dragons
The thesis has been submitted. The in-class presentation has been made. Yesterday, I even gave an hourlong presentation to the executive committee of the Alexandria Film Festival, the organization that was the subject of my thesis.

Signed, sealed, delivered--I'm DONE.

Tomorrow evening (I'm writing this on Sunday), I will be attending my last-ever class. I don't have to do anything except show up and nod attentively at the final group of students making oral presentations. Then there will be cake and champagne.

Commencement is May 17, and I will be marching in my cap and gown and peacock blue master's hood. It has been a long journey and a lot of hard work, but every bit of it has been worth it.

Later this week I will be blogging more about Pay It Forward, and I will be resuming my Need a Laugh Wednesday feature as well. But today my priority is to resume my I Might Make That! Monday feature. I'm grateful to all of you following this blog for not deserting me in these past few months of erratic posting.

Without further ado, here is a link for a free tute to make the cool beaded dragons pictured above. The artist goes by the name Chimera Dragonfang. (Be sure to read the notes and comments at the bottom of the file with lots of useful addenda.)

I actually saw this dragon tute a long time ago, probably before I launched IMMT!M, but didn't save it anywhere. It resurfaced recently on a Facebook page I follow, Confessions of Crafty Witches--a wickedly clever (and sometimes naughty) page of crafts and recipes. (Thanks, Mandy--I believe it was you who turned me on to them.) The picture is actually from the Crafty Witches' photo album, and if you click on the link that is in the caption, it will take you to a FB post that includes a few other dragon tutorials.

So do as the dragon bead creator says and spread the dragony love, people!

Now excuse me, I have about two MONTHS' worth of beady blog reading to catch up on!


  1. I've made that baby! He is a bit fiddly in parts, but totally worth the effort!
    Congrats on your accomplishment!!! Now, I'm off to visit the Confessions of...:)

  2. Congrats! must be a fantastic feeling!! and your dragons are the cutest!

  3. So nice to have you back in blog land! I have missed your posts. Congratulations on the degree and getting all that done while maintaining a full time job. That's very impressive!

  4. Congratulations.

    I told you I would be here when you get back. And as I keep saying I am totally in love with "I Might Make That Monday"

  5. I know I might be late, but congratulation! I know you really gone through a lot of things just to finish the thesis writing and all of your work, and I also know that your hard work pays off once you got up on stage and you received your degree. Anyway, did I hear it right that you work full-time while working on your thesis? Well, that certainly was an amazing feat.


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