Sunday, September 25, 2011
It's not really a tragic hat, but a very silly one that happens to look adorable on my Iplehouse Denzel. And even better, it was a gift, from Laura Buff--I bought back a head from her that I had sold a while ago (you can see the head in The Lady or the Transmission), using the poor doll as a sort of resin pawn shop, and in the box with Amethyst's returned head was a pile of clothes! Buff has taken pity on my poor Denzel's skimpy closet and rolled a few teddy bears for new shirts, pants, and the aforementioned Hat. Buff is awesome :))
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Immortality of Soul doesn't have "option hands" and as much as I love the IoS default hands, he can't hold a gun, a sword, a coffee cup or swim too well, so I decided I would make some spare hands out of Sculpey. The color is off because I had to use what Sculpey I had laying around here, and I got it a bit toasty in the oven. My plan is to glue a fabric cuff on it and some thin fabric on the hand itself and tada, a gloved sword hand. Still have to make the sword.
Friday, September 16, 2011
I have a big spider living on the edge of my kitchen door.It's about the size of a small mouse. It has built a web across my porch light, which is probably how it got so fat. It's big enough to almost be some kind of gross pet. I would be happy to not use that door, but I am having an "open house" on Sunday, and I am not sure what to do about the spider. Should I put up a sign? If I say, "Do not open the door, there is a spider" people will think, oh come on, there are a million spiders, I will open the door. This scares the spider, who likes to sit on the edge of the door where it is warm, and then it runs up the web and tries to make itself small and inconspicuous so it is the size of a quarter instead of a golf ball. It's on the left side above the railing and under the awning, but it is right at eye level. I have taken a couple of bad pictures of it, but to get a good one I have to get closer than either the spider or I are really comfortable with. If I say, "Do not open the door, really huge spider, do not disturb", then they will not buy the house because apparently we have gigantic spiders and there might be many more sleeping in the closets or whatever. I could say "Do not open the door, there is a giant spider outside and you will scare it but it really is the only one and I am sure if you bought the house the cold will have killed this one and it will not be a problem." Of course I am sure there are a lot of little egg balls all around the back porch now, and I am not going after them because I am busy and no way I am reaching under the porch, because there are spiders. Really big ones.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Here's the other cover I was working on..much too long, due to the renovation nonsense. I'm really happy with the type and the central angel guy, slightly less happy with the Brad Pitt look-alike behind him (I met him on istockphoto) and fairly happy with the 500 year-old guy in the back. (He's in pretty good shape for that age). I wish I had done more to match the photo refs and the painting--the difference looks obvious to me now, but at least I am learning.:)
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Irene seems to have shaken up the bug population in the yard--I'm seeing new bugs, including this 6 inch long Praying mantis, who was (I think) hunting ants, and annoyed that I was pushing a camera so close to him. I also saw a very large walking stick, and a countless number of crickets and spiders. Unfortunately Stripey Cat likes to eat them, and then a few minutes later return them. On my printer.
My friend Andy (George the Cat's mom) send me a link to this Pinterest page and Aliuh's dragon wing tutorial. I think it is awes...
Her Live Journal is here , and while Google Translate is a bit murky at times, at least you can get the main sense of her entries. I am n...
Ashbet has a truly stunning collection of dolls--partly because unlike me, who tends to just get anything that is put under my nose as lon...