Monday, January 31, 2011

Nom Nom Nom

Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

She was caught out trying to gnaw into my box of cookies :p

I am shocked that I have actually managed to take a pic everyday. They are not always the prettiest pic but its a pic none the less lol

Friday, January 28, 2011

We have the technology!

Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

So Mr.F (computer guru and wannabe mad scientist/Tim The Toolman Taylor :P ) has decided my laptop needs some "upgrades" and maintenance (well the dvd drive had already packed up...again!!) and has taken the 6 million dollar man as an inspiration for his next project.
So from the parts bin comes, faster memory, better processor and new DVD writer, along with a cleaned out CPU cooler (damn dust and dog hair!!) So an HP PITA gives my laptop new life and slightly improved longevity.
Hmm I look like one of those creepy 50's housewives / ancient aunts trying to foist a bizarre traybake onto visitors ;-)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Crazy Puppy

I needed a break from the CP flower, and this has been sitting on the shelf for a few weeks now, so decided to work on the picture of Sky. Slow going, but not as slow as the flower :p

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Guess the Decade?

I'm thinking this is early 70's. This small patch of old wallpaper is surrounded by this ugly pink wallpaper, which is coming down. The plan is for this colour to replace it, but since the pink wallpaper is that horrible plastic foam wallpaper that takes forever to get off the wall (there is a lot of cursing involved with taking this paper off, but it is fun to attack with a knife :p), it might be awhile before the painting is finished.
Since I was ill the last few days, and couldn't make it to my painting class, I decided to do what we were going to do in class, at home. Using out left hand and charcoal. Now I remember why I don't use charcoal more. It gets everywhere. And I mean everywhere. I can tell what it is, but that is probably because I have the image in my head.
And a few 5 minute ink sketches of some horse heads :) I will cry when my ink pens die. I really will :/

Friday, January 21, 2011

I Hate Getting Ill

Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

*grumble* I was supposed to go to my painting class today, but I seem to have either gotten a cold or a flu :/ oh joy :/ Hopefully I feel better tomorrow, because I have things to do dammit!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Flickr Favourites Jan,18 2011

Saying I have a sweet-tooth is a bit of an understatement. I am surprised that my whole mouth isn't full of cavities.  I will try any sour candy, but might draw the line at sour candy bugs blagh No matter what anyone tells me, insects and candy just don't go together.

For more favourites head over here

Monday, January 17, 2011

Crazy Dog

new book to read
Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

Finished Feed, good book :) Going to write a review and post it in a few days. I read enough, I should really review some of the books, not that everything I read is good or even remotely worth the tree that was killed to make the book. Hopefully the reviews are more then me just saying this book was crap :p

I am always looking for books to read, so if anyone has any suggestions please suggest :)

And this is one reason we think she is crazy :p

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The End is Nigh?

hmmm might need to steal a boat soon to survive if it keeps raining :p On the plus side, most of the snow is melting. The downside is all the water, which hasn't helped the sewers on the block. They are so clogged with garbage inside and flowing with water that it smells like someone crawled in there to die (you know, that horrible dead rotten mouse smell you can get, and you spend days trying to find it until you find that the cat has hidden it in one of your shoes in the back of the closet? Kind of like that, but much much worse. blagh its not pleasant.) Hopefully it is getting fixed tomorrow *crosses fingers*

I need a belt :p 13/365 and haven't run out of ideas yet *crosses fingers again*

I have been drawing, but mostly little tumbnails for picture ideas and tonal studies, so they are pretty boring. Did manage a bit of work on the dahlia tho:
Petals are going to be the death of me.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Flickr Favourites

I love Root Beer :D It wasn't the reason I ended up working at A&W, but the unlimited amount of free root beer did help :p

You can only find root beer here at ASDAs (Walmart), and I hate going there because most of the time its like ned central :/  So it comes down to, do I want the root beer bad enough to deal with a bunch of tracksuited up delinquent boys or not. Root beer wins out all the time :p

Monday, January 10, 2011

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Actually, no. No more snow. I am sick of falling on my butt and dealing with the cold. It was great when it first snowed, but enough is enough. Of course when it is nice and hot out, I will probably get sick of that too :p I use to wonder why people talked so much about the weather here, but now I don't. I do it myself now :p
About another 1.5 hours of work later.... A few more petals coloured but when they are all done, I will still have to go back over them to darken the values and push the petals in the back to the back with some blues. Will probably darken the green background as well, as I think its a bit too light right now.

I've been debating whether or not to try and apply to Uni again. I did actually have a place last year but certain things happened and I ended up not going. The only problem this year is that the application requires a reference that isn't a friend or family member, I don't have one. I don't have a teacher this year that could be a reference, nor do I have an employer and I don't go to church, so I can not think of anyone who could possibly be a reference :/ ugh, kind of annoying actually. I understand why references are needed, but it can be hard getting one when you are self employed.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Hat #1

Hat #1
Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

A short and simple post before I go rot my brain watching a movie :p

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

snug as a bug in a rug

snug as a bug in a rug
Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

hmmm I have always wondered where that phrase came from o.0

A few more pink petals coloured in and to try to keep my sanity, a quick sketch of the moeraki boulders in New Zealand. Sadly they are not mutlicoloured like this :(, which would be really cool :p They are still really neat to see tho.

I really like working in ink, should really sketch more often with my pens :)

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

nom nom nom

nom nom nom
Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

For the longest time, mom (or mum as it is spelt here :p) thought my birthday was on the fourth. Her excuse was that we always celebrated my birthday on the fourth, the same day as one of my cousins.

I think it was so people only had to buy one cake :p cheapskates

Sunday, January 02, 2011

More Power?

Mr.F's hero is Tim the Tool-man Taylor :p Our mixer died, so I guess he thought this would work next time he needs to use it. It does spin really well, but I am dreading the food that will probably go flying everywhere lol

Started on the petals the other day, slow but steady progress. Will probably switch between drawings to try to save my sanity as much as possible.