Wednesday, December 30, 2015

What? A good action scene don't belong at Christmas?

Christmas pictures time!

Here's the tree after being decorated.

Quite an improvement from before! And as we have a smaller tree than last year, it has a better tree to ornament ratio. Here's some closeups.

Here's some other decor!

Not a very big village, but still.

And baking!
For the first time ever, I got the peppermint patty dough to be more DOUGH and less goo. 
In view of this fact, I naturally decided to shape the blue ones into stars.

Here's a plate with all the Christmas treats!

Clockwise! Peppermint patties, Florentines, Peanut butter blossoms, Breathing crackers, Gingersnaps, and in the middle, Acorns. 
As you can see here, Mary made the florentines PRETTY HUGE this year. These were the smallest ones.

...Here's the biggest one.

What am I even supposed to make of this...?

And here's the turkey~!

A whole turkey would be excessive for just us two, so just a breast is fine.

Next time will be about presents!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas prep

Working on many Christmas things! We got our tree on Friday, venturing deep into the not-quite-frozen-enough swamp! We got awful wet and icy, but did, after much sawing with a not very good saw, wrestle this tree into the house.

A lot smaller than last year's and sort of Charlie Brownish, but it's all good.

The only tree skirt we have here is a ratty red felt one, so we set about making a better one.

For such did I learn to use the terrifying sewing machine with its break-neck speed!

Got that done with yesterday.

And I'm working on a few ornaments. Here's one!

More bead knitting. There can never be too many ornaments.

And the lights!

Kept it pretty simple this year. Someday we gotta get some nails up on the eves...

And baking and stuff. No pictures of baking yet! You gotta EARN 'em!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Silly soft stuff

Here we go!

This was yesterday. There's been about two more inches accumulation since. Now if it'll just stick around till Christmas!

In celebration of snowfall, here's some doodles I did of Dipper from Gravity Falls (which takes place significantly in the summer, but still.)

Now I have Christmas things to attend to! Away with you!

Friday, December 11, 2015

No I didn't think so

As predicted, the snow is once again GONE.

What a quandary! Well I lived through 19 snowless winters already. Another one won't kill me.

Anyways, continuing my DC-boys-free-requests, here's a Superman I drew for my sister-in-law!

I think these backgrounds are getting a little complicated...

As such, here's a crazy thing! The encyclopedia entry for comics has a panel from Superman! It's BOTH AN ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRY AND AN OLD DC PANEL!! Whaaaat!!

One thing kinda weirding me out about it; it says copyright 1946 there on the right, but in the bottom left of the picture...

For reasons unknown, it says 1995, which is a full 39 years after the publication of this encyclopedia. Is it PLOT related?? Did Superman time-travel to the year 1995, when we labeled all our clouds by what year it was? Was it the PAGE number? (Wow, long issue!) The artist's signature? (I am unaware of any Superman artist who was named 1995, but you never know) or WHAT? If anyone has any explanation for this I'd love to hear it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Maybe ACTUALLY winter now?

First off here's a picture I just did.

And that's enough city skylines for a while!

Since I had last mentioned, all reported snow had melted, but today we got a good two inches.

Grand, ain't it? It's pretty warm though. Don't know if it will stay even now!
But before it melts, I quickly put together this here snowbear.

I name him Handsome Grumble. He's quite merciless.

And in conclusion,

Here's my Mom's LEAST favorite picture from the encyclopedia; a sandblaster, from the entry on Disease. She always said it scared the crud outta her.