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Just a Minute

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almost finished Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Over at August Street you can see other people that are playing along :) Making... the above :/ still lol I had hoped to get it finished but it was so nice out today we planted some roses Watching... don't have a t.v. :p but I got hubby to watch Office Space as he had never seen it before. Also watched Crank which I really enjoyed :) Reading... The Winter Mantle: Elizabeth Chadwick and Casino Royal by Ian Fleming. Finished: The Champion by Elizabeth Chadwick Be Careful What You Wish for by Alexandra Potter Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick (when I find an author I like, I tend to read everything I can find in the library by them :p) Listening... Kelly Clarkson's new album and and various Seether albums Whatever: Applied to Uni ack! o.0 got my 2 bottom front teeth fixed, very odd having 2 normal teeth :p did 30 days of cow , which was fun :D planted a lot of seeds, but still no fr

Tulips

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tulips Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Only one photo for Monday :/ Flowers that are in the In laws front yard. None of ours have come up yet, looks like they will soon *fingers crossed* I didn't get any drawing done today at all :/ But I did get my teeth fixed :D Only the bottom 2 on the front and its so odd trying to eat now. Because I was so used to using teeth that were ground down a lot its odd having teeth that are the size they should be :p lol I'd post picures of before and after, but I don't think people want to see that :p (and I forgot to brush my teeth when the pic was taken last night :p) Pretty boring day actually Scottish word this week: 1.puckle Answer to the last word: 1.pooch is a pocket :)

origami dragon

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origami dragon Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons An hour later :p I need thinner paper. Was getting hard to do some of the folds with this paper. This was a little more advanced compared to the other dragons I have done. Feel like a try? Go here To the dentist tomorrow to hopefully get my teeth filled. Not sure how that works, but at least my front teeth will look better. This was going around Livejournal a few months ago and I meant to do it then but I forgot :p I'm going to take some photos but the twist is that they are of things that you guys want to see. So pick something you want to see a picture of (nothing racey or really rude obviously [Mr.F says damn no one is going to suggest anything now :p]), such as the flat, yard, a certain part of town, my left foot, contents of the fridge etc....anything you want to see and I will take a picture and post it here. Might not get any suggestions but I thought I would post it in case there was something someone wanted to see :)

Shoes

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I'm not a shoe person. I have 1 pair of sandals, 1 pair of hiking boots (that I got married in), 3 pairs of wedge sandals that I don't wear enough and thats it. But I love how these shoes look. I would love to save up for a pair. There are so many things that I could do to them and I could probably walk in them :p and heres a list of people I allegedly look like...not so sure myself (could have probably picked a more flattering photo :p) I only know who 2 of those people are lol

30 days of cow finished

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30 days of cow finished Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons I forgot to post this the other day. All 30 photos of the cow together :D If I thought I could do a 365 project with him I would, but not sure if I can think of that many ideas :p

Some more of the Dragons

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Easter Dragons Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip Another update on the dragons. Slowly its coming together. I really do need to start these holiday dragons a lot earlier then a week before the holiday :p And here is where it stands right now. Need to put the shadows in and finish one basket. Darken some of the values and then onto the scanner it goes :) Its not as vibrant as it is here, but once again I'm horrible at taking photos of art :p Mr.F found the oddest thing in the fuse box cupboard and its odd that we never noticed before :p At least its not a really horrible card :p I just find it an odd thing to leave in a cupboard between the 2 halves sandwiched between the wood. And useful Etsy tools if you are going to use Etsy as a buyer or seller To find if you are in a Treasury or in one of the Gift Guides go here :) To see how many hearts your shop and items have (and other info) go here :) I have a couple of prints I need to put in my Etsy shop tomorrow and hopefully som

the end

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the end Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons oh no! anyone feel like playing Cluedo? Clue with added letters :p No thats what its called here. No idea why the difference. Doves were back :D I have hundreds of pictures of them, and they are mostly sitting on the table or the trellis. very exciting stuff :p But it gives me a lot of reference photos of birds and their feathers. I just wish I could get a good picture of the Blue Tit that is in the yard, but he moves so fast that by the time I have the camera ready he has flown away. So while some people might get bored with all the dove pictures I like looking at them :) And after 3 hours this is what I've done on the dragons. I love coloured pencils, I really do, just get kind of annoyed at how long they can take and this isn't even a realistic style of work (which almost makes it worse). What is done still needs work, but I'm not going to darken anything until most of it is completed. I wish I could scan this, might tom

enjoying the sun

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enjoying the sun Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Brief moment of sunshine before the sun decided to disappear and the wind pick up. One more picture to take of the cow. I thought about chucking him from the second story window and taking a picture as he fell, but not sure how that would go over with some people :p (or the cow). This whole time he has been without a name. I should probably think of one. Any suggestions? Not much point I guess since there is only one more picture to take. But you never know if he wont come back :) I thought it was really odd when I saw eggs here have little stamps on them. Gives the origin of the egg and other info, i.e. caged, free range. Still odd I think this is one of the coolest things I've seen in awhile, but I would just rather eat the egg :p

rainy day

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rainy day Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Rain rain go away....:/ Easter Dragons 2009 Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip And we have art :D ok so its only a small art update, but its a start :) 2 more dragons to colour and then I can start on the baskets. Once this is done I need to start thinking of the next major holiday to draw the dragons celebrating. Even though it really was only a few days that I couldn't seem to draw, its nice to be able to put pencil to paper again without thinking that the paper would look much better folded into a crane hanging from the ceiling. I've always wanted to make a crane mobile ever since I learned to fold them,...hmm maybe next time I get an art block I should start on that. Or could have a mobile of folded dragons, that would look cool :D Mr. Fuzzy's head is still muddled and he had fun yelling at a telemarketer, which I think would be the only time a head injury comes in handy :p Bouts of anger taken out on the telemarketers

Hunting

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hunting Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Ever have those days (weeks) where you just can't seem to get any kind of motivation to draw/craft/do anything? Yeah this is one of those days :/ I have so many ideas, and so many things started but I just end up staring blankly at the paper :/ I bought a big ball of yarn and want to make some fingerless gloves, but I look at the pattern and have no idea how to start :p hmmm maybe I should stick to simple things like a scarf :p Hopefully I get some drawing done soon because this blog is turning into a blog full of anything but art :p Just me complaining :p Got a letter this morning that really pissed me off, but we are not withdrawing the complaint we made. Just a bunch of lying people that pissed me off and closed ranks! *shakes fist* Not sure what will happen with the complaint now, but lets just say its pissed me off enough for me to want to hit something. And Mr.Fuzzy has a concussion :( Hit his head the other day, blood came o

me and the cow

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me and the cow Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons A SPT and another picture of the cow. 6 pictures left to take and then I'm done with the cow. Might choose another thing to photograph, but probably wont put the pictures on my blog (unless they are really good :p) Putting Vista back on my laptop, not really sure why and the installation is driving Mr.Fuzzy nuts :p But because of that I don't have my feed list in front of me and none of my links, so I will def. catch up with everyone tomorrow (and maybe tonight if it gets finished and Mr.Fuzzy doesn't chuck it out a window :p) This weeks Scottish word: 1.pooch Answer to the last Scottish word: 1. fooiver means however

black and white cow

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black and white cow Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Climbing a mountain in the backyard. Actually a bunch of rocks/boulders in the back garden bed that Mr.Fuzzy dug up (and broke his digging fork, tine snapped off). Some of them as big or bigger then my head. At least we know now where the gas line follows so can finish digging up the rest of the garden. Taking awhile but the yard is coming together slowly (now to figure out a way to keep the cats out of the yard *shakes fist* I promise not to rant about the cats again :p [at least right now :p]) Easter Dragons 2009 Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip Started to colour in the dragons today. I'm starting to think I should have used a different paper because I always forget how fuzzy Stonehenge looks when I use it compared to other papers. I can always re-colour this in the future if the fuzziness really starts to bug me. But its another step in one of the things on my 101 list . 13 things done off the list, not a lot but it c

St.Patrick's Day Muppet style

helping with the dishes

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helping with the dishes Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Putting the cow to work. Can't be any worse then me :p Been awhile since I've broken a plate though lol Today was a water day. The washer is fixed! but we had a few floods and one really bad one when the hose came loose off the machine and water went everywhere (the top of the fridge, the cupboards, the windowsill etc....). I can laugh now, but at the time we were standing in a puddle of water that was almost 4 feet wide and gaining in depth. Good thing we live on the bottom floor or the person below could have had a shower in their kitchen :p Photos for photo Monday of down town. The Meffan is being worked on at the moment to make it more wheelchair accessible I think. Nice little gallery when its open (even if some of the exhibitions are not to my tastes [or as Mr.Fuzzy said"This stuff is crap" :p] I'll agree, it was crap :p) Lots of old buildings on this street, lots are listed buildings and more

this is your problem

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this is your problem Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons bra wire (at least I think it is) in the washing machine. Not mine, must have been the women who had it before us. Such a small thing causing a huge problem. Mr.Fuzzy spent all afternoon with a hammer and an electric screwdriver getting at this little piece. It was bent through the clip holding the heating element. Odd. The machine is mostly put back together and doesn't make a horrible noise when you spin the drum, so crossed fingers it will work. He figured he couldn't make the problem any worse so decided to operate. And if it does work it saves us some cash (which we don't have now after buying the bed) Easter Dragons 2009 Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip Finished line art for the dragons :) Now to transfer onto Stonehenge (my last sheet finally! I can stick to using watercolour paper when I need to use white paper). But not sure if I can do that tomorrow as there is not room to take the lightbox out as thin

Things in 3

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deaf cow Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons So people say things come in 3's So far this week: 1. the washing machine died :/ might be fixable but probably not (crossing my fingers it is) 2. the printer died :/ but at least with that we had coverage to get a new one 3. Went to Ikea today, and the idiot salesman told us to get the wrong slats. So we have to sleep on the floor tonight (on the mattress), and Mr.Fuzzy can have fun yelling at Ikea tomorrow. I have a love/hate relationship with Ikea. On one had I really like a lot of the things there, on the other I feel like a mouse in a maze when I'm there. I really hope that is it, because all that happened in 2 days. I hate to think what might happen next :/ I'm so far behind on reading blogs I am going to try to get caught up tomorrow. Hopefully after cleaning the flat I will have time to draw because I am really falling behind on art right now. hmm this is a negative post. need to think of a joke. hmm problem is I don

Doesn't look a thing like me

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Doesn't look a thing like me Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons #17 Everyones a critic :p My creative space for March 12. The start of some Easter dragons, laptop, my little sketchbook, a bunch of coloured pencils (yes that is a knife in one of those jars. I don't remember what I was using it for now, but its busted anyway so can't use it with food [wouldn't want to anyway if I could remember what I was using it for. Probably used it with Scupley]) I need a bigger desk :p More Creative Spaces here Watched Meet the Feebles last night. It has to be the oddest movie I have ever seen o.0 Great review of it here def. not a movie for kids. Was just ...odd.

Tourist Cow

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Tourist Cow Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Playing tourist in a water fountain that doesn't have any water. You wouldn't know this was in town, could walk right by it if no one told you it was there or didn't like exploring towns. Its only a street up from one of the main streets in town but its surrounded by houses so you can miss it. Shame it doesn't work, was probably really pretty when it did. There are a lot of old houses around it some 200 years old. Really rough sketch of some Easter dragons fighting over some kind of candy. Haven't figured out what type yet. Most of my art starts off as quick sketches little like this and then I refine the sketch until I'm happy with it. To most people this just looks like a scribble but the simple lines are enough to make me remember what it was I was going to draw and the placement of objects on the page. I don't do colour studies, but I probably should because it would help in picking colours and to s

Hang On!

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Hang On! Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Very, very windy today. I tied him to the clothes line. Could have done the cheesy cow scene from Twister but couldn't think of a way to get him in the air where he wouldn't blow onto some ones roof :p Cookies! :D Recipe from here . They taste pretty good. I added about an extra half cup of raisins because I like them :) Mr.Fuzzy thinks that they look like bird food and I should see if the birds would eat them :p I don't think the birds would be able to fly away if they did eat them lol bunch of fat birds in our yard. Might get the animal activist at our door for over feeding the local birds :p

New Bird

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new bird Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons A new bird to the bird table. Its nice seeing a bird that neither of us had seen before. Just not sure what it is. possible a Song Thrush but not 100% sure.

dead cow

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dead cow Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Portfolio pages? Not sure about the order and its not much to look at but it will have to do. Going to put these on another page to bulk it up a bit, plus the dragon sculpture. I hate when I get an idea in my head and can't seem to draw anything else. Of course the problem is that I'm pretty sure something like my idea has been drawn before and I don't want people thinking I stole the idea. I just can't find it. I was looking at a compass and the idea popped in my head, but then I thought that its probably been done before, and done to death. hmmm I might sketch the idea out and then go from there. I know its very hard to get a 100% original idea in art, but I don't want people to think that I'm a thief. I need to find an old map of Canada...... Watched The Dark Knight last night. very looonngg movie. Good but long. Would never had made it through all of it in the theatre. Because Mr.Fuzzy has the week off, we

!"%*$! migraine

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Drawing Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons longer blog post tomorrow. didn't do anything today as I had a really bad migraine :/

Thorny

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Thorny Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons (10/30) Helping out in the garden and got stuck in a hedge o.0 Prickly bastard. ACEOs Copyright Jennifer Rose Philip ACEOs marked out. 2 peacocks and a guinea hen. The 3 on the top are from pictures we took in NZ. No idea where the one on the far left was taken, just a stretch of road where the sky and water were an amazing shade of blue, the middle is from a picture taken when we were at Whanarua bay. Gorgeous place but not much to do besides walk around and look at the scenery. Which after a whole day is pretty much all there is to do (and we didn't have much food so had to leave anyway). The right one is of the Moeraki Boulders , which Mr.Fuzzy saw when the tide was in and out. I only saw them when the tide was out :/ Could have probably spent a few days there, it really was such a great spot. Went to the dentist today :/ no cavities so thats good. I'm getting some of my teeth fixed though to get rid of the chips in some of t

Cow Cooking

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Cow Cooking Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Helping with the pastry to make a steak and potato pie. Easy and filling and actually tastes better then next day from the oven. This weeks Scottish word is: 1. fooiver (I don't think I have had this word before but I might be wrong) Answer to last weeks words: 1. hochmagandy is a term for sex, between people that are not married. I love what Leslie guessed. "guy from India that was into passive resistance." lol :D 2. bawbee is a silver coin or a small amount of money

Run Cow Run

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Run Cow Run Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Is it sad that I know the number that Stitch is? :p I love the movie. The backgrounds are just gorgeous and it makes me smile. And thats what a good movie should do. Unless its a horror movie. If I laugh during a horror movie its usually due to someone dying in an extremely far fetched way or just really bad movie effects. Sci-fi movies are good for a laugh too. When they are good they are good but when they are bad they are absolutely horrible (but still funny :p). This had the 2 of us laughing a lot, so if you have the time and want a laugh its worth a watch :) "Camouflage ?" Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip Frame mock-up (the matt would have to be a bit thinner if I did get it matted). I really like this green, would look nice in the flat :p I swear this will be the last time that I talk about this unless I decide to sell it, which might happen once I get it back. Mini daffodils in Mr.Fuzzy's parents front yard. I

Long Way to Grow Yet

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Long Way to Grow Yet Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons To be a full grown coo (7/30) hey I might even go further then the 30 pictures if I can think of more photo ideas. Didn't go mountain climbing today (well a mountain for him) as it rained and I don't want to slide down the hill. I'm sure it would be fun going down the hill, but since there is a garage at the bottom of one end of the hill and the edge of a cliff the other end I think I will pass :p Def. finished. Just needs a title and for me to steal the desktop from Mr.Fuzzy so I can use Photoshop to piece it together :p Anyone have any title suggestions? I didn't get any drawing at all done today as I washed the windows. What an exciting life I lead :p So hopefully tomorrow I get some ACEOs done and get my portfolio together. I know people might be getting sick of me talking about applying for school but not much else is going on right now. Not really going anywhere as we don't have a car, so can't