|This was my second double-tiered necklace, made possible by the extra hole in the two large green onyx beads. It was not easy threading this, believe you me. Turquoise is the other stone, of course.|
|Photos, jewelry, recipes, odd accessories and graphics... you never know what you will find here.|
I am a dabbler. I am a creator. I am a teacher. Among my hobbies are lapidary, carving, sewing, cooking, poetry, short stories, world design, game design, roleplay, photography, graphic manipulation and creation, DJing, bump making, parody writing, remixing, recording parodies, altering and decorating hats and clothes, making walking sticks, staffs, and canes, and generally anything else that comes into my head. I cannot draw to save my life, but I love to read, I love to create, I love to reach out and touch the lives of others, and be touched in turn. I am a husband. I am a father. I am a bird owner. I am student. I am too many things for a brief paragraph to possibly communicate. So come know me, and let me know you. On KoL I am known as the DJ Prima Vera Angelhair.
Over the last few years my personal style has really... evolved. I've changed, and I've pushed a lot of my skills to new limits. I keep pushing them farther, learning more, and seeing just what I can do in myriad fields. I enjoy sharing what I learn with others, and hope to both take and give inspiration in the process.
Current Residence: Sillinoise
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Extra Large Tall
Favourite genre of music: There simply isn't enough room; check my DJ page.
Operating System: XP
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Shell of choice: Abalone. What? They're pretty.
Skin of choice: My own. I am quite comfortable in it.
Favourite cartoon character: I need to think about this one hard
Personal Quote: Think. Intelligence is perhaps the least valued and most valuable trait in America.
Index of Galleries:
Shell and Bone
Hair and Head
Pentacles and Cthulhu War Medals
CLOTHES: Alternative Accessorizing
PHOTOS: Steampunk Photoshoots - Collaborations with others
Self Portraits - Includes most of my personal Steampunk work
Rachel (my wife)
Family and Friends
Our Flock of Birds
Geese on Parade
Wildlife Rescue Center - pictures taken during my time as a volunteer
Crawl Skitter Buzz
EVENTS: For My Parents - In Loving Memory of Nancy Sue Bythewood and Gilbert Roger Bythewood, Jr.
Wake of Patrick Spillane
GRAPHICS: Graphic Design
Avatars and Icons
Textures and Backgrounds
Stock and Clip Art
Chalices and Pentacles
MAJOR JOURNALS: Baby Ground Squirrel Rescue
OUTSIDE SITES: PVA on Radio KoL
Radio KoL Profile
KoL Character Achievements
KoL Forum Recipe Thread
Windthin on Model Mayhem
WindPhoto on Modem Mayhem
Criminara CountdownThis is my fourth year running I've made something I call my Criminara sauce. I can only make it during a few weeks in the months of May and June, as it requires access to black velvet apricots, which are shipped in to our local Hy-Vee from California. They were a special draw when the store first opened, and I look forward eagerly to their arrival ever since.
I call it 'Criminara' because of its strong resemblence in appearance to marinara sauce, and its strong, crimson coloration. My wife, Rachel, has become deathly allergic to tomatoes since having her appendix removed some six years ago now, and this is one of many methods I've devised to make fruit-based pasta sauces for her. I often use other stone fruits (nectarines, plums, cherries, apricots, and peaches) with mangoes for other sauces, but I only get to make two or three batches of Criminara a year.
When I make Criminara, I tend to make enough for two to three meals, stretching it as best I can; I'll oft