Saturday, August 01, 2015

Start of a Horse

This will either be a really nice etching when finished or end up a big scratchy mess lol There is a lot of horse tack in this, and not sure if I am going to be able to figure out how to etch it properly. *crossing fingers* 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Flower Friday

Duthie Park in Aberdeen is a nice place to spend an afternoon, well maybe not on a day like today tho. Anyone have a boat we can borrow?

Lots of pretty plants and flowers to see and lots of green space to have a picnic if you want, but again not on a rainy day like today unless you want your tea to float away...

I have no idea what most of these plants are, just know they are pretty. Start with the cacti, some in flower, some not but I do remember they had all kinds of different ones to look at.

Cacti fuzzydragons.com

Cacti fuzzydragons.com

I should know what these are, did plant some a few years ago but can't remember what they are called. (John says they are Zinnias)
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More pretty flowers, love the patterns on them. (petunias?)

Flowers fuzzydragons.com
Flowers fuzzydragons.com
And Koi! big ones too.

Koi fuzzydragons.com

We need some nice weather so we can go back there an take some new photos and see what is flowering now.




Weekly Book Wrap Up And TBR

Finished Moby Dick finally lol, so not much else finished the last week lol


Moby-Dick; or, The WhaleMoby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yes this is very wordy and took a little longer than I would have liked to read, but I never found it boring. Its full of a lot of info about whaling in the 1850's, which while a horrible thing, interesting to read about the process and the thoughts people had on whales. The ending is very fitting character wise but I can't say why without giving the ending away :p

Probably not a book for everyone since it is very wordy and has a very slow build up, but enjoyed every word myself :)

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)Soulless by Gail Carriger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Quick entertaining read :)





TBR (To be Read) for the next few weeks

Reading this next but only 3 pages in, so too early to say what I think. And since my jaw surgery was moved up to the 6th, I've got a few more to read in the hospital since last time I was there for 4 days and finished 4 books :p

Love this cover :) And it deals with birds :D

Goodreads Link

Recommended by many people :)

Goodreads Link
The back blurb sounded interesting :p


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Finished Tiger

Finished the tiger today, and pretty happy with how it turned out. Spraying it with fixative darkened the colours slightly, but for the better I think. Sometimes spraying with fixative can be risky, the colours can change to the oddest shades sometimes, but since I had no plan really for this piece I wasn't too worried if the colours changed.

And a close up scan of the eye area. This paper is rough and I think you can tell that here with the pencil texture being so rough in the scan. Now, back to etching :)


Throwback Thursday Art

Another dragon from 2003. I should draw more dragons with patterns like this one has, I really like the way it looks :)