Dance Teachers Shape the Lindy Hop Community : In modern Lindy Hop, most people's entrance into the community is through a class. I think perhaps Back In The Day, you just got out on the floor and learned 'in the wild'. But Nowadays, instructors rule our world.
Good and bad, right? I think h...881 views
Free Steampunk Gears for Photoshop :
A set of 10 free Photoshop custom shapes for any of your fine mechanical construction projects. Ideal for zeppelins, airships, gyroscopes and widgets. These gears are offered gratis, but don't go off trying to sell them.
Or perhaps y...839 views
Potterverse School Uniforms : Absit Omen is getting ready for the TetraWizard Tournament, which for our role-playing site is going to be a massive, probably years-long site-wide plot. It's probably the biggest project we've taken on and one of the things we wanted to sort out as...832 views
Hand-drawn, digital or vector illustration focusing on character and movement.
Logos, event and product promotion, apparel and signage.
Web design and development-ready .psds, basic HTML, CSS and Wo...822 views
T-Shirt Mod Tutorial: Two Color Hipster Cowel Neck : I think t-shirt modding is one of my favorite craft projects because it's cheap and it really doesn't matter if you mess up - it's a $2.99 XL shirt from the Goodwill. I don't like t-shirt mods that are just a cut-job and you end up with a tattered ga...430 views
Old World Fantasy Map Tutorial : This tutorial takes you through how to create an inked effect for lines for something like a fantasy, or old-timey map. Uses Photoshop and takes advantage of an repeated Photoshop Action. The tutorial shows you how to create the Action, but you can...413 views
Steampunk Goggles Activate : Oh the days of steampunk. What happened to those simpler times where steam and clockworks powered everything, we were all zeppelin pilots, mechanics and inventors, and daily life for most folks necessitated goggles? (Was it all the alchemical motes ...361 views
Women Leading & Men Following : I've collected some YouTube clips of Lindy Hop partnerships where women are leading, and men are following. Some of them are social clips, others choreographed for competitions, and still others are improvised jam-style competitions. They are all o...325 views
Jack’ing in the J&J : A couple weeks ago, I competed as a lead in a fun little Jack & Jill at the Omaha Jitterbugs' Christmas party. I say 'little' because well, there's probably no friendlier audience and lower stakes than that homey atmosphere surrounded by your home s...315 views
The Discussion of Gender in Lindy Hop :
Reflections on Feminism & Follower-focused Events by Gina Helfrich (May 15, 2008)
Building an Inclusive Swing Dance Community by Rik Panganiban (December 20, 2009)
An entry of mine from later this month. I'd forgotten I'd written it: Leads...268 views