Important Moments: My other-half graduated!

I met Catie–my other half and sister from another mister–when we were in our last year of high school. She transferred in and once I heard her mention RENT in our vocal ensemble class, my little sensors went off and I thought “I think I’m going to like this girl!” We have been through A TON together: high school craziness, graduation, finding jobs, college, student government, performing, living a minute away from one another… We went to the same college, though in staggered years, and graduated a year apart. She has done SO many amazing things as a college student including meeting with our Governor, getting to be on a call with the President (as in of the free world… also known as Commander in Chief), was our SGA President her senior year, sang in the a capella group, and was just a straight up BAMF.

The only other moment that tops the list of me being immensely proud of her graduating was the fact that she finally jumped on the Doctor Who bandwagon and understood my obsession with the witty British comedy. Despite the fact that she is a huge Rose and Ten(nant) fan and I’ve sat and listened to her cry over just how sad their departure from one another was (Ok, yes it was devastating when I saw it, but I’ve never been a huge fan of Rose), I still love how excited we both get over the silly nonsense and adventures of the Doctor (and of course Doctor Donna who is my favorite!)

So I’ve been debating on what to get her for this momentous occasion. After I purchased a vintage planner (for which she was present for) and some mustache stickers (that I’ve been shaving for her) I decided that I would do something along the lines of the gift made for my grandlittle: A TARDIS! I mean, the Tardis is the only constant thing on Doctor Who through all the years and different regenerations of the Doctor. So what is better than a Tardis jar full of goodies?! I think nothing… nothing at all.

Again, I went through the same phase of painting glass and of course a few different trials and timey-wimey tribulations of this project, but I think it came out relatively well! Note to remember when painting glass: I’ve found it’s much easier and looks cleaner when you use an enamel based paint and be sure to seal it with a clear sealer (gloss or matte, your choice!).

The beginning!

I decided I like coating the inside more, it gives the outside a really clean and glossy look.

Twisted it to cover the whole thing!

The jar is now completely covered on the inside with paint. This took about 10 minutes to slowly twirl the jar to cover the inside.

The Tardis lid needed a light! I used glow-in-the-dark puffy paint, a clear-white button, and a pearl! The lid is the only part that is painted the deep royal blue on the outside.

The top of the Tardis!

The finish product! I ended up cutting off the plastic part on the inside, it was screwing up the effect.

Finally gave it to her with all the rest of her gifts!

Upclose of the Tardis!

With the rest of her grad gift!

Catie, I mustache you if you enjoy your stickers…

I think she liked it, do you?

And now I’m getting scolded for singing “Jose Jalapeno”‘s theme song… I didn’t realize I was so good an annoying the bajesus out of everyone with that song! The only thing more annoying is the fact that this group of coaches talked about whether or not to get freeze-pops at a workshop they were giving for an hour… I don’t know about you, but I never want to see a freeze-pop ever again.



12 thoughts on “Important Moments: My other-half graduated!

  1. eitac says:

    You seriously know me so, so well. A stash of stashes, batman, and the doc – what more could a girl ask for?

    Aaaand I may have exaggerated about Jose Jalepeno. Rather than “annoying” it’s probably “annoyingly hilarious”.

    You are the best, best!

  2. Threec says:

    My artistic skills are non-existent but I’m very interested in Doctor Who related crafts as I am planning a Doctor Who themed day at the library where I work. You’re right, the TARDIS is a constant. No matter which regenerated Doctor you prefer, the TARDIS is part of the story.

    Donna Noble was a breath of fresh air after Rose who made the huge mistake of thinking she was so special that the Doctor couldn’t get along without her and the unrequited love drama of Martha. Amy and Rory as a pair are my favorite companions thus far though Tennant was my first Doctor and will always hold a dear place in one of my hearts.

    And thanks for checking out my blog today:) Feel free to return anytime you need a telly fix.

  3. Timm AR says:

    Hey there, thanks for liking my review on Hugo!

    Just thought I’d comment since I have a handful of jars EXACTLY like this, and while I never got into Doctor Who, I love pure colors andI may have to do something like this sometime. Neat stuff.

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