Thursday, February 13, 2014

Messages From the Island: A Call Out to LOSTies

I am turning over this entry to share a lovely, heartfelt project 
 with any and all LOSTies who stumble across this post.
A friend came up with the idea and I encourage
everyone to show their love of LOST and Damon Lindelof
and participate!

When he suddenly left the Island (otherwise known as the Twitterverse) last year, Damon Lindelof definitely left a void in the (virtual) lives of Lostfans all over the world. This is a fan-driven project aimed at countering all the negativity that (presumably) contributed to his decision to leave!

The goal is simple: To fight hate with love. Are you dying to tell Damon how much you miss him? How much you love him and how awesome he is? Do you want to tell him that no matter how vocal those Twitter 'haters' may be, adoring and admiring fans easily outnumber them 4,815,162,342 to 1? Has the lack of his snappy comebacks to Fancy Feast's tweets turned you into a disgruntled dog lover? Or do you merely miss his obsession with Justin Bieber's yellow spikey hat? Here's your chance to send him a message of love and positivity!

Here's how it'll happen:

1) If you're game, tear a piece of regular letter-sized paper into half, and that one half will be your canvas. Write on it whatever you want to tell Damon. Pour your heart out. Include where you're from to let him know how geographically diverse his fan base is. Get creative - draw pictures, color it, or whatever else your muse inspires you to come up with... as long as it fits ONE half-piece of paper.

2) Mail your labor of love to:

Messages from the Island
P.O. Box 15032
Beverly Hills, CA 90209
United States of America

3) I will compile them, stuff them in a big bottle, and get the bottle to Damon.

4) Damon reads your messages. He feels all the love and support. He is overwhelmed to a bundle of joy-filled tears. Happiness will ensue. Unicorns and rainbows. All will be right in the world.

There will be absolutely NO NEGATIVITY in this bottle - I will screen each message before putting them in the bottle to make sure that it is 100% troll-proof!

Interested? Then get to work! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! Please get your messages to me by Wednesday March 12th, 2014. The bottle will be corked after that for delivery!

Thank you... Namaste, and good luck!


Messages from the Island was delivered to Damon Lindelof at Paleyfest!
From all accounts, he was thrilled. 

The founders of Cancer Get LOST: Jo Garfein and Jared Wong 
with Damon Lindelof and David Hanson-Currier
photo courtesy of Jared Wong

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Prop Replica Polaroid Photos

I don't mind adding prop replicas
to my collection in certain instances:
1. photographs & paper items
2. items so *cool* that I'd probably
buy anyway, even if not LOST-related
3. stuff I can get for CHEAP-O (if it reminds me
of LOST and brings a smile to my face - good investment)

*Note - I will always identify an item as being a replica if
that is the case.

I purchased two lots of prop replica items on eBay.
A polaroid picture was included in each of the lots.

The first is the picture of Hurley and "Dave" at Santa Rosa.

The second is Claire showing off her baby bump.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Autograph - Alexandra Tabas

I received an email a couple of weeks ago from
Alexandra Tabas.  She portrayed "Nadine", the
female member of Rousseau's Science Team.
She had stumbled across the entry for
Nadine in 
and offered to send me a signed photo.

Let me pause here to say...
OMG - another LOST cast member actually saw my blog!!!!

(I am not "cool". I get really excited about
things. I would be an awful poker player.
But I am sincere and very appreciative.)

I received the photos a few days ago.  
Ms. Tabas autographed the front of both 
photos and personalized the back.

Thank you so much Alexandra, for taking 
the time to make this LOSTie so happy!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Jimmy Kimmel "Aloha to LOST" Swag

Jimmy Kimmel hosted an 
"Aloha to LOST"
immediately following the Finale on
May 23, 2010.

I was at home watching, trying to wrap
my head around "The End"
and still uncontrollably sobbing.

The audience members received boxes 
of Dharma Initiative products, each signed
by one of the cast members appearing on 
"Aloha to LOST".

I recently acquired a Dharma product 
from someone who was in the audience...

Dharma Mac and Cheese,
signed by Naveen Andrews.

I purchased a shadow box to display the 
Macaroni and Cheese. (I am very particular about 
protecting items in my collection from dust and other contaminants)

Monday, December 9, 2013

LOST Christmas Tree

It's been awhile since I've posted here.
The demands of work and family 
have left little time for anything else.
I've continued to add to my LOST collection though,
so new posts to come shortly.

A few years ago, I purchased a LOST-themed ornament
for my Christmas tree. I was a little disappointed
as the Dharma Bagua was printed off-center.
 I paid around $12 for it.

Another LOST-themed ornament was destroyed
by Sawyer (the cat) claiming the Christmas tree
as his personal playground.

I decided to make a few additional LOST-themed
ornaments this year. As with most things LOST-related,
I got carried away and the end result was an entire
tree dedicated to LOST.

I began with 12 blank bisque discs purchased
from Oriental Trading Company for $17/dozen.
My injet print + decal paper + Mod Podge =
12 custom LOST ornaments!

I next decided to put my LOST-themed cookie cutters to use.
I made a dough of flour, water and salt, rolled it out
 and cut out the shapes.  I baked the flour "cookies"
for 1 hour and then cooled and painted.
I used nail polish that I get for cheap or free (with coupons)
 throughout the year. It makes for a much nicer finish than
regular acrylic paint. It also makes the ornaments A LOT
less fragile.

I made THE NUMBERS from six different colors of
 craft foam suspended on coordinating curling ribbon.

I filled 6 little vials with sand from the LOSTie Beach Camp.
(sent to me by a friend between Season 5 and 6)

 I purchased a computer ornament on eBay and
embellished it just a bit.

 I found a cute little Oceanic plane on Etsy.

I am thrilled with the results! The tree topper is the Hatch door
from my Swan Station Playset. The garlands are made from
shell leis saved from a 2001 trip to Hawaii.

Bad Robot is wearing my Yorkies's Santa hat.


The total cost for my tree was only $40.59 plus tax.
The tree came from an Ace Hardware one-day special for $9.99,
with free ship-to-store.
I spent $17 for the bisque discs and $6.50 for the glass bottles
 from Oriental Trading Company with free shipping.
The computer ornaments was paid for with eBay bucks, so it was FREE.
I spent $7.10, including shipping on the Oceanic plane.
The rest of the supplies were on-hand, left over from other projects.
I may be LOST, but I am thrifty.  It leaves more $$$ to spend on my
LOST Collection.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

"There Goes the Neighborhood" by Julian Callos

One of the original paintings featured in 
The Bad Robot Art Experience" 
earlier this year was by Julian Callos and
featured Ben and Oceanic 815.

"There Goes the Neighborhood"

He released the image as a print on August 15
to commemorate "815 Day".

The giclee is printed on 100% cotton rag archival paper.
Mr. Callos made the print available in 2 different sizes.  
Mine is 12" x 15".  Both sizes are available here.

I haven't framed the print yet and it is still
in the protective shipping sleeve.
But I will display it with
"No Man is an Island", another LOST/Ben-inspired
giclee print by Mr. Callos from his original painting
 in the LOST Underground Art Project.
I wrote about it here:

The Adventures of Desmond: "And I shall win this race...for love."

...and so the random encounter between Desmond
and Libby upon his arrival to the US yields him a sailboat,
"The Elizabeth" for Widmore's race.

"I thank you Elizabeth. And I shall win this race...for love."

(Mego Claire is standing in as Libby.)

Saturday, October 19, 2013

More LOST Stickers/Decals

I purchased these stickers last year.
They were offered to coincide with the 
two-year anniversary of the LOST Finale.

Each sticker measures 4" x 4" and can be purchased here.


Both are very cool, but I haven't decided where to 
display them. I just rediscovered them, still in the original
mailing sleeve, while cleaning out a drawer. 
I'm really bad about stashing stuff away and forgetting about it.
The upside is the fun of finding LOST Treasures in the most
unexpected places! ie: underwear drawer.....
The stickers will join my other LOST stickers
 in the Stickers/Decal Binder. I may use one on the cover.