Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I wish I were a fancy border type

Not a Christmas post yet; I still need to take some pictures.

In the meanwhile, here's a picture.


Its theme is the seven deadly sins. Some of the measurements may have gotten a bit off. >_- I'm not good at that sort of thing. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

The snow! It's been STOLEN!!

A terrible thaw! The fog showed up thick as you please and made off with our snow!





All that's left of poor Dirty Jones. :( 


Time to start praying for a Christmas miracle, methinks.

Anyways.


Here's Alsto, whom I bought at a garage sale this summer. He looks rather like Nick Paddy, but he has no joints. Nor a music box. Bears from a certain time period rather liked to stick their tongues out, didn't they?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

SPOILERS!!! AVERT THINE EYES!!

Too obsessed with Over the Garden Wall am I. I have to keep doing fanart.



It's difficult, because when I do fanart I always wanna do something different with the style than the source material did, but Over the Garden Wall is so perfectly stylized, one just wants to copy it exactly...
Well in this case I went for slightly closer to realism. MAN he looks like an elf...


I haven't posted so many bears lately. Methinks it stems from the bears all living upstairs and my computer living downstairs in this house and me being too lazy to climb up to take pictures when I wanna make a blog entry. But I did one today, so...



Masha is named for the Russian fairytale, Masha and the Bear. She looks familiar, no? But a keen eye can spot some differences, hmmmyess.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Few things have made as big an impact

....as Over the Garden Wall. I swear, this show is the epitome of everything I've ever wanted in an enchanted forest setting. Which is pretty much everything I've ever wanted.



So here's a paper-cut picture, which doesn't begin to say how awesome the show is, but it's a start. I figure, the more WORK a picture takes, the more you're saying you like the subject matter. And paper-cutting takes a heckuva lotta work. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

I keep a keen eye on the toy market

I really like Lalaloopsy dolls. Have I mentioned that before?






Here I drew Miku Hatsune in Lalaloopsy style. :)
I find that said dolls have a very unique, bordering on creepy (but not so much as to make them unsuitable for kids) design. And the fact that they have this very distinct, very original look, sets them apart from such things as Monster High dolls, which, while the idea of dolls each with a different monster theme is intriguing, only come off as like, 'the Halloween VERSION' of an already established doll, because they look just like Bratz dolls in their structure. (Bratz dolls are DEFINITELY unsuitable for kids, because they seem to be designed to look (pardon my language) as slutty as possible.)

Anyways, I bought myself a Lalaloopsy (or I guess it's a LalaOopsy, which is apparently a spinoff variety.) cuz it was on clearance at the store.


I believe the name on the package was Princess Nutmeg. It's cute!

Plus it came with this trippy-lookin' mushroom thing!


Cool, huh?

Ah, but the one I REALLY want is this one...

Picture from a wiki site


Because this one has the name Lady Stillwaiting, and she seems to often come together with another one named Sir Battlescarred. How cool is that? Not only do these names provide ample material for Fairytale stories to weave about the dolls, but they also imply a grim sort of sense that Sir Battlescarred may not ever return from slaying the dragon, and Lady Stillwaiting's name lends her to be a figure of chastity and faithfulness, even in the face of death.

And THAT'S something that kids SHOULD be learning.
 
 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Makin decorations prt 2

It's still a bit early, but if I only started making Christmas decorations on Christmas, we'd have nothing to put up ON Christmas, now would we?


I've never tried bead knitting before, but I think it turned out just lovely. Now I needs me some more of them beads.

Here's some pictures of frost on windows.





That's one of the house windows.
Here are the chicken house windows.




Quite nice.

And just a side note: I've just watched the best new show ever (aka Over the Garden Wall) and it was everything I've ever wanted. Expect fan art soon, and lots of it.