The last week or so has been crazy busy, and I'll have posts up next week for it. We went to a concert, my in laws moved to a new house, my dad's business presented to a possible new employer, and I applied for loan forgiveness due to permanent disability lasting at least 60 months … Continue reading Just
If you know me, you know that I hoard food. It's comforting, and I like knowing that if we lost out jobs we wouldn't starve for at least six months. But food needs to be cycled through, and I don't actually KNOW how much food I have, so I have begun: THE FOOD INVENTORY PROJECT! … Continue reading Count ALL The Things!
I had mouth surgery last week, and I'm working on healing up from that. I'm a weirdo (you knew that), and I have two salivary glands on the OUTSIDE of my jaw. One of those glands had stones. They went in, and they cut into my lip where it connects to my jaw and removed … Continue reading Just a Little Bit of Surgery
I have SO MANY colored pencils and watercolor pencils. A ridiculous amount, parts of ~12 sets or so, some of them complete. Some of these are NOT cheap pencils, and I hadn't been using them. So, the next time I'm drooling over a set, I have a mantra: I'm not Smaug.I don't get to hoard … Continue reading If I Say I Need Colored Pencils, I Really Don’t, Honest
For his birthday, I gave my husband a kit for shining headlights since his were very yellow. I picked THIS KIT because it had decent reviews. He tried my headlights first. Here's the before together. One side before polish: And after: Pretty drastic change, but not as much as his had. The other side before: … Continue reading Freshening Up Our Headlights
Our new woodstove will require a LOT of room to safely be installed and run, and our house is very small. So we had to make so concessions, and by 'we' I mean 'me'. First I went through the clothing in my dressers and got rid of 1/3 of it so we could ditch a … Continue reading Disaster Zone in Progress
Obviously, this piece isn't done, but I wanted to show progress on my current piece. I laid down marker first, and now I'm working over it with Prisma color pencils. A close up of the mostly finished face. You can especially see here that her hair and the background aren't done, as well as the … Continue reading Artwork Update
Ya'll, I'm so stoked. (No pun intended.) I don't have photos yet, and it's not set up. BUT I HAVE A WOODSTOVE! I bought THIS ONE. One of the site photos: Thank you to my family for supporting me in this! Power outages in the winter are a concern for me, and this, when it's … Continue reading For the End of the World
I'm really, really not well today. I'm aiming for a post on Friday.
The art I've been doing can take anywhere between 10 and 40 hours depending on the complexity. So, this piece isn't done yet, but I have some in progress photos to look at. First, the reference, with her bare chest covered. From Studio Grafit. The sketch on printer paper: Obviously, I'm going full on mermaid … Continue reading An In Progress Art Piece