The Chao Pasture
I added the insatructional page. Eye Period Questionamrk & Persian instructions up.
I do hereby dedicate this site to the holy mother, Eris. May she fall in a vat of applesauce.
Make use of your BACK button when navigating. No Spitting while whistling and/or pissing.
Don't hesitate to email me to give suggestions, talk shop, complain about something worth complaining about, spontaneously combust, tell me a REALLY funny joke, Say hi, Compliment me, send me typos, tell me my work sucks like a two headed hoover after lounging in last thursdays leftovers or even just to send me a blank email. I probably won't reply to a blank though. Above all, do what thou wilt. Also, if you would like to be tapped on the shoulder when I update this site, let me know. Tell me if you want to know when the Chainmail stuff is updated or the other sections as well.
READ THIS: You too could be one of the lucky 23!!!
I use AOL's Instant Messenger. (which is free...woohoo!) I'm Chao523. I'm online most of the day. listenin' to the Dead, and weavin away. feel free to say hi.
I also use ICQ, which is also free.. I am 28104268. drop by.....
My Chainmail Work
Only a few pieces, mostly unfinished
Some interesting stuff...
A piece of Eye Period Q(u)estionmark
This is my test area.
I make 'em small before I make 'em big.
No reason spending 60 to 100 hours
on a shirt that's gonna look like crap.
I finally have enough baskets to give them their own section.
This is the best section.
If you only see one, see this one!!!
Two point three new weave, plus a few others.
The fabrics I work with.
More weave stuff up.. including the oriental open hexagon pattern.
Eye period question mark, Definitely Not Beer, european 4 in 1 and 6 in 1
this is where I put the misc info on my mailing.. tools etc..
this is a work in progress, and the early stages thereof
this is, as everything on my page, just a bunch of crap <seg>.. basicially email me.. but it gives you a rough idea
i feel that my prices are very reasonable.
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Here, you too can find those things which you never wished you hadn't looked for.
Song! Get your song here!
Read the as of yet unnamed, unfinished,
discordian fairy tale.
pictures of the wonderful me...
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Poems (hear me piss)
these are words from a time ago (some) and recent (others)
I don't censor myself. well, in a way I did, not everything's in here. :)
Books to read
Don't just sit there staring at the TV. Use your brain.
mp3 & general music links
I shaved my head!!!!!
I did it. It's been six or so years since the last haircut.
The credits page
Where it's due, when I can.
I did it. Said I wouldn't. Thought I shouldn't. OhFnWell.
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they'ren't - it's not just a contraction...it's going into labor
Man has the right to live by his own law
Man has the right to live in the way that he wills to do
Man has the right to dress as he wills to do
Man has the right to dwell where he wills to dwell
Man has the right to move as he will on the face of the earth
Man has the right to eat what he will
Man has the right to drink what he will
Man has the right to think what he will
Man has the right to speak as he will
Man has the right to write as he will
Man has the right to mould as he will
Man has the right to carve as he will
Man has the right to work as he will
Man has the right to rest as he will
Man has the right to love as he will, where, when and whom he will
Man has the right to kill those who would thwart these rights
I am placing this page on the internet to advance the art of chainmail.
I have found a couple of new (to my knowledge) weaves I would like to share.
I would also appreciate any new weaves people have found.
I still get giddy making something new.
I will hold this true to the day I fall out of this universe, chainmail is art. period. Art has no boundries, except the artist.
My name is Kim Chatfield and I live in Colorado Springs, CO. I have been making chainmail for roughly two months now. I have wound almost a mile of wire and produced (in my opinion) some beautiful work.
The main purpose of this page is to develop technique. Several times I have found that joining fabric in one way doesn't quite work as well as others may. I am not setting up a shop, however if someone wanted to buy something I probably wouldn't cry.
I feel I should mention this. I love the earth more than anything. (der) I realize what it does to the planet to retrieve the metal I turn into mail. I treasure the metal dearly for this, and refuse not to use a little wire, just because it's bent up. A little waste is going to happen, but I attempt to cut that down to a minimum. I'll try to get some pics up of what I'm talking about, eventually. a few bent rings with every spring. On the same note, but to a different tune...
There is a gold mine near where I live. They have HUGE trucks that can carry around 80 tons of rock. They only get about 1 ounce of gold for every 80 to 100 tons of rock they process. An ounce of gold is rather small, smaller diameter than a dime, and around the same thickness (maybe a tad bit barely more). When I was in the pit the dug the rock from (reletively near the center) I looked across. I thought to myself, that's not TOO big. Then I saw the truck on the other side of the pit. It looked like it was made by matchbox. That was only half of the pit, too, they had other sections they were mining. The walls of the pit we were in, were huge, I guess several hundred feet (like 6 or 8 or 9 [which adds to 23]).
Anyway, just be concious about what your actions are doing to your Mother.
I need to Thank my bro, Pete's Dad for lending me the equipment to take some quality photographs. It made a difference!!!!!
Oh yeah, Almost forgot...
...Duh! Legalize Hemp!
Save the planet!
Save your life! Or die!
I need to Qualify that statement, I think. When I say hemp, I refer to Cannabis Sativa with a THC(the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana) content of less than 1%. That means you can't get high without smoking around a ton of it in around 15 minutes. Even then, you'd probably end up with a headache. I am advocating using hemp to power our cars, to supply our paper, to make our plastics, to weave our clothes, to feed us, to do the millions of things the plant is capable of doing.
Our species is quickly growing itself out of a planet. Fairly soon we're going to need to feed over 10,000,000,000 people. How many of those people are living in industrialized countries, countries which use cars, have fast food, work in office buildings? All of the (dis?)comforts of modern civilization come with a price to the planet. We drill for oil, and use that same oil to power the vessels the carry the oil. All of the processes used to get oil to your gas tank, to house your soda while you drink it, to create all of those pieces of modern civilization we enjoy on a daily basis, puts huge amounts of pollutants into the atmosphere. This problem is further compounded by the timber industry.
We use trees to build our houses, to print our reports, to make our books, to make silly labels for silly things. All of these trees, while they were still performing the funtion Goddess (or God, is there really a difference?) intended for them, were removing those pollutants from the atmosphere, as well as supplying all of us Aerobs with the oxygen to keep going. At the same time the trees are doing this, (they are multi-talented, donchaknow) they are taking water up from the soil, and transpiring it into the air. This creates a slightly less arid, slightly cooler place to live. Aren't trees nice for doing this?
So I, and many other educated individuals, suggest the use of hemp for all these things. Next time it's on the ballot in your area, VOTE. If it's not on the ballot, write Congress.
Don't sit for it anymore.
I hereby start the international sowing society.
Do a deed and plant your seeds!
Okay, here's what's up. I read this article on the internet. It was written by environmentalists, and had an idea, which could make the giant pole vault over the problems of pollution. It was simply this: Instead of harming the environment with our waste, heal it. Every step you take, tiny particles rub off your shoes. Those particles are toxic to the planet. What if they were nutrients? What if everything we produced could be turned into either environmental nutrients, or industrial nutrients? TV, radio, car manufacturers make their products, and lease them to you. When you want a newer/faster/better product, you send in the original, they send you a new one. They reuse all the components. The organization who wrote the article was a part in making an apolstery that was 100% biodegradable. The water going into the plant was as clean as the water coming out. The process involved in making the fabric acted as a filter.
Putting regulations on factories to make less pollution is silly. Hitting this person in the head with a brick isn't very nice. I'll hit him a little less hard.
http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/98oct/industry.htm is where youcan read it for yourself. I advise you to do this. I have no idea what I'm talking about.
Hail Eris or she'll bonk you
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