Here is the finished painting of one of the sketches River posted yesterday! Apparently there's a Twitter challenge going on right now called "Mermay," hence the underwater theme. First up is Mer-Cloud; Mer-River still needs to be painted, so I'll post about her later. ^w^ It's been quite a while since I used watercolors--I'd almost… Continue reading Watercolor Painting: Mermaid Cloud ~ Under the Sea ~
This is Homework Crane. I made him out of a Calculus worksheet (you see my writing there, on his back?), and he symbolizes making something beautiful out of something terrible. ...Or something. ^^; Anyway. To all of the students out there dealing with finals, or waiting for grades, or just slogging through some good-old-fashioned studying--take… Continue reading Homework Crane
Here's another piece of traditional art! Today it's Calla Lillies, which I happen to like quite a bit. Again, River provided the sketch, and I did the inking and coloring. I'm much happier with how this one turned out, though I can't put my finger on exactly why. Maybe because there's more detail? I've been… Continue reading Calla Lillies
So I was playing around with this game, by Rinmaru Games, and just for fun I tried my hand at depicting a character of mine. She's known for her stoicism. Then I got to the hands section, and while all of the selections are lovely, most of them...did not fit her character. Silliness ensued. Aaaaand,… Continue reading Of Dress up Dolls and Silliness
River came up to me today and said, “Let’s write haiku!” So we wrote six haiku together, and split them up to post on our respective blogs. Enjoy~! Chocolate for a Valentine Sweet dusky velvet Cocoa, vanilla, and cream Chocolate for you ❤ Flowers If I had no words, these would carry the message I… Continue reading Haiku. Just Because.
The neighbors were not happy about my choice of yard art. Or rather, with the latest addition to my yard. I didn't understand why— it was only a plastic flamingo. But they objected to it's presence, saying that it unnerved them, the way its 'beady black eyes' followed them around. The claim was absurd, of… Continue reading Imagination
The old typewriter had a mind of it's own. And it waited, perched comfortably on the old desk, softly-worn keys shining invitingly. It had been years since anyone had sat down to write with it--but it didn't mind. It was patient. One day, someone would climb up the attic stairs and see it waiting--a child,… Continue reading Patience
Hi! This weeks theme is 'Le Ball Masque'--but what do you do when you don't want to, or can't, wear a mask? The answer is simple, my friends...Face Painting! Videos: There are a bunch of YouTube videos about Face Painting--here are four that I thought were nice. 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfcV07bPNOo A cute and more unusual rendition… Continue reading Le Ball Masque–Maskless Face Decorating!
Hello~ Today I will be showing you how to make a chocolate spider! Behold, the chocolate spider! BWAHAHAHAHA--*ahem* Step one: Melt some chocolate. Step two: Spoon your melted chocolate into a plastic bag, then twist the top shut and snip the end off of the bag. Step Three: Lay some plastic wrap over a plate.… Continue reading Make your own Chocolate Spider!
Hello again. This week, I'll be covering...spooky soundtracks! And ways to hide your speakers for Halloween night, so that you can play eerie music around your house. Let's start with that first, shall we? In the bushes. It may seem obvious, but one of the easiest places to hide your speakers is in your shrubbery.… Continue reading The Month-Long Halloween Extravaganza!–Spooky Soundtracks.