Friday, February 24, 2012

News of the Day

I know, I know... I haven't posted anything in ages. But I've got some pictures I just had to share.

First of all, the weather finally remembered that it's supposed to be winter now, and we got a bunch of snow last night/this morning. Here's what I woke up to in the front yard.

And here are some shots of what I woke up to in the back yard. Note that there's even snow piled up on the wind chime.

For those of you who don't know, that big white stripe in the air is part of the cable we hook the dog up to when we let her outside. It usually looks a lot thinner.

And this... is just more trees. Covered in snow. Most of that snow is already starting to fall off, because it's just too heavy to stay on the branches. See how they're all weighed down from it? Gosh, I love nature. If only it didn't have a habit of being so inconvenient.

The other news is that I got a new haircut on Wednesday. So I guess it isn't really today's news, exactly, but I just took a picture of it. Huzzah for a pixie cut--it's so easy to care for! Yay!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Map of the Aldwynan Region

It's not enough for me to know the name of the kingdom I'm writing about. I need to know the exact geography of that kingdom and the surrounding kingdoms. And a detailed list of every holiday they celebrate, from Pankerfest to Faviol Night.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fanart: Gobo and Luri Fraggle

I'm awful at drawing Fraggles. I try to doodle them in class, and they come out looking nightmarish, particularly when I try to draw any members of the Fraggle Five--Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, and Red. Well--alright, so I can sometimes draw a decent Boober. And once, I even made a somewhat-acceptable Wembley. But no matter how many times I've tried to draw Gobo, he somehow always ends up looking like he's part-dinosaur, or some completely different Fraggle in Gobo's shirt, or some other similar disaster. Oh, I can usually draw a decent random, anonymous Fraggle... but specific Fraggles don't work too well.

But I started working on this new Fraggle fan-fiction that involves a new Fraggle, and I wanted to get a clear mental picture of what this Fraggle looked like, so I picked up my colored pencils to see what I could do. My little Luri Fraggle turned out so well that I decided to try to draw Gobo next to her. And believe it or not, he's actually recognizable as Gobo! I was so excited that I just had to share. I'll spare you the horror of seeing all my doodles, but here is a fairly acceptable drawing that I'm kind of proud of!