Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
I decided to rehost the image rather than link directly--it's always a question of which is more polite, taking bandwidth or lifting images :o
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Just open the head by taking off the head cap, turn the latch, lift off the head, put the new head on, turn the latch again, put on the head cap and the wig, and you are done!
Shushu is not amused. She thinks the Miyu should get her own damn body.
My first thought was ...I love the faceup, but maybe not the scars? But the more I looked at it the better I liked it--I mean she isn't a sweet little mermaid, that is for sure. Krowbar kindly will be adding lashes to her before sending out, as I hate sticking lashes on. Krowbar is also smart and funny and fun to write to. If you look around her Flickr there is a Queen Lora fullset on page 2.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
http://blog.gallegosart.com/2012/04/goodbye-thomas.html Probably how Kinkade would have liked to have been remembered, too.
Also Gallegos has this kick-ass painting on there. Somebody already bought it, sadly. http://gallegosart.com/detail.asp?product_id=rg_unpub_the_balance_of_power
This picture is unrelated and this is not my cat, it lives at my brother's house. My cat would not do this for 2 seconds, but Justin walks like this every day. I am not sure Justin is really a cat.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
There is a photo of the original wings the Soom Beryl came with, and on page 3, under the photo of popped balloons, was some very, very funny text. I think I would like Elsii.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Made of resin and sugar and spice
And though an excellent deal
I find at each meal
I can only afford to eat rice.
Well, I have trouble digesting wheat, so that is really why all the rice ;)Gneiss is the New Body version of their SuperGem girls, and the first to be released on it. Because she was released after the Female Free Choice event, not many people still had the funds to order her, and some are a little wary of the new body's performance and styling. (she has the same large neck issue my IoS does, and the wrist balls are large as well). I am sure there are some engineering flaws in her, but the chance to own a new version of the SuperGem body was well worth putting up my tax return for. And I like her face--I think the same artist that painted my SO Galena is doing Gneiss as well.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
These guys are making it hard to mow the lawn--there are at least 50 of them at any given time, sitting on dandelions in the lawn. When I stop pushing the mower they sit on my feet. I need to look up their exact name in the bug book.
My Galena/Beryl hybrid is here and strung together, and now she needs painting and clothes like everyone else :D. She stands amazingly well when the wind is not blowing and the cat is not trying to kiss her.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Download link (blogger tries to keep you from grabbing files)
Buildings on Broad Street just below City Hall. Easier download:
Philadelphia Waterworks, Schyukill River and a 5k charity walk in the distance.
William Penn on City hall and his laptop (actually I think it is the Pennsylvania Charter or something).
The Philly Art Museum is huge (they hire something like 45 interns each summer, though K was not one of them) and there are only a few items in the Museum that are not of the highest quality. I'm not sure the crystal ball is fine art, but it is the one thing that if they gave me a shopping cart I would take away with me, along with a couple of the Indian statues (they are doll-sized). There is also a carved ceiling I like, but that would be a little unhandy to get in the car. There is also this painting, which somehow ended up in there too. I can't decide if it is hilarious, tacky, or both:
It does have a Bad Cat, though, so it might go in the cart.
And here is K sitting on Social Consciousness:
And finally Arianne's Limwha Elf, which I got to visit in person. I tell myself they are hard to pose and I don't need one. But hers is lovely. This is "Aphrodite":
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
An artful billboard in Center City. I took a lot of building pictures but only a few were worth keeping. Here is Thomas Eakins studio (and his art supplier).
And a nifty light in a lobby:
And a mysterious painting of chickens in the same lobby. It's very well done, I think it's Chinese and modern because of it's insecure location in the lobby, and the "English" name signing it, like a Starving Students art item. (The "students" often sell their paintings in hotels like this one to the public, and they are painted in China by very talented and very underpaid artists). Despite it's provenance, once can't help but wonder "why chickens"?
And last, K goofing around on the Avenue of the Arts...
Monday, April 16, 2012
I flew to Philly Thursday to see K's graduation show, go to a doll meet, and visit friends. The gallery "closing" was a great success. I left the food alone so there would be more for everyone else but it looked spectacular, one of the other students catered it.
Here are the gallery grads:
Totally stolen from K's facebook:
The art was inspiring, I especially liked Ayla Jayne's brushwork; it made me want to go home and do some acrylic painting again.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
..the doll, not the weather, the weather is beautiful! Though Rain is another doll who needs a wig update; this wig is a little large. My current problem with him is that Immortality of Soul has said she is not interested in re-releasing the "G" or "S" heads anytime soon, so he's become a very valuable doll. (His "G" head is only one of 20, and he is a complete IOS doll, not a hybrid, with his box and papers) so I am afraid to take him out and mess with him.
Next update will be late Sunday, I am still working on "Brother Gods". So.. many... tattoos on the main character...*_*
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I was mowing and saw this bee, and when I took out my camera and got up close I was amused at the undignified way it was sleeping. As soon as I took the picture it woke up and flew away, probably annoyed. I thought it would be more comfortable sleeping in the middle of one of the million dandelions in the lawn, and after that I mowed carefully, just in case the bee had resettled itself.
Here is the painted Jessica head--in person her lips aren't quite so orange, but I need to put another coat of gloss on her to tone it down, and to make her eyebrows heavier. I should have mowed the lawn instead, but maybe I will do that this afternoon.
Monday, April 9, 2012
..had a head in there, a very loose one--not even a copy of the Korea Times was stuffed in there for padding. I ordered this head before I said no more heads ;). It's an Iplehouse Jessica, and I took off part of today to paint her since I don't much like blank heads laying around. Not that I do a great job painting them, but it's better than blank. She still needs me to make her a wig and clothes, like everyone else here; and she is on a Super Gem body at the moment.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
I am putting this here so I can find it again. Once I get paid my next paycheck, either a scarf or a shawl is going to be ordered. I just don't know which one yet...
We went to the Springbrook Prairie Reserve today instead of mowing our own prairie. Needless to say, it was windy, but there were redwing black birds:
And a toad like the one in our own backyard! It was a pleasant Easter.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I saw an otter I saw an otter! A real one in Geneva, on the Fox river, below the houses on the opposite bank. A lame photo but a fun moment. More Geneva photos:
And finally, lunch:
Kuma's in Naperville..twice now Kuma herself has come out to see if the food was good for us!