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I think you drew the wrong animal :p

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55/365 31.08.09p Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Thank you everyone for reading that rant post and leaving a comment on it :) Not sure if I will be posting a lot this week, I could but I don't know if I will have time to post everyday. Going to be hard enough getting a picture of the cow thought up and taken. But I will be trying to draw at least one thing in the little sketchbook everyday. And even if it is absolute garbage I will post it and everyone can get a good laugh :p

Random Ranting

I did debate to myself whether or not to post this because I really do try not to talk about MS a lot but its been bugging me since it happened. Its really so small and immaterial but for some reason it bugged me. So a few days ago I had to use the disabled washroom down town which you need a RADAR key to use. Yeah no biggie, would have used the normal bathrooms but they were locked but that is why I have the key to begin with if the bathrooms are locked. So when I went to leave there were 2 women looking at the locked gates and then they saw me. Looked me up and down like I was something rotten on the bottom of their shoes and whispered to each other "well she doesn't look disabled" Now normally I would have either turned the air blue replying and gotten in trouble, or would have asked them if they would like my disability so they can be looked at the same way. But I was in too much pain from our walk and had to go meet Mr.F at the pharmacy. I was visibly limping and c

Eye Spy ...

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54/365 30.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons something soothing... obviously not that drink :p that does the opposite and I don't drink them very often but once and awhile they are good (and really handy when I need to stay up and get something done...) I find drawing soothing. Even if its just a simple sketch. I can let my mind go blank and not have to worry about anything other then what colour to use next. Not all the time, but when there is a connection to what I am drawing, the day just flys by and I forget what was bugging me, of course when that happens no cleaning happens :p meh who needs clean dishes July Group Sketch #1 Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip A quick little sketch for the sketch group . Hopefully people can read the writing, as my writing is pretty hard to read at the best of times lol For more Eye Spy check out here :)

Just a Minute August

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53/365 29.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Watching: Merlin in all its cheesy glory :p I forgot to watch The Tudors! Need to catch up now so I can drool over Charles :p Reading: Only managed to finish two books this month, Sandstorm by Michael Asher and Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly. Neither of which were that good :p Drawing: hmm I don't think I actually finished anything this month. Started a lot of things but never finished them. A few dragon pieces on the go and a horse plus I decided to redo my eagle piece in pointillism so I have been redrawing the line art for that. Learning: Not much right now since College just started :p But we start with life drawing, expressive drawing, intro to painting, analytical drawing and 2D design. I think my arm will be dead by the end :p Searching: For my little sketchbook I lost which is buried somewhere. And trying to find the perfect fabric to make a dress out of. I don't want it so thick that I pass out from

Check Mate

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52/365 28.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons hmmm who's smarter? the cow or Mr.F? ;p I can't play chess, many people have tried to teach me, but while I understand the rules, I still can't play lol I love looking at nice chess sets, some of them are works of art that I would be afraid to play in case they got broken. So while I can appreciate the design that goes into the look of some of the pieces, I don't think I will ever be a fan of the game. So my time table for college has me there everyday of the week but Monday, which is fine by me. Gives me a day to sleep in :p I don't know how much art from college I will be posting here as I don't know if and when I can bring it home (and I really would hate for something to get wrecked on the bus), but I will try to post some of what I draw. Which does mean that there will be nekkid people on the blog once we start life drawing class. oh noes!! nekkid people run away! ;p I really cannot draw people. W

creative space august 27,2009

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51/365 27.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Todays creative space had me up at 6:20, on the bus at 8 and then at college for 9. I need a nap :p So my timetable on the left and a horse on the right. Not much done on the horse since the last photo of it. Looks odd as a one legged horse at the moment :p Lots of muscles still left to put in that one leg. For more Creative spaces go here and now off to be lazy :p (ok maybe work more on the horse too)

Give Away Winners

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50/365 26.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons I put all the names into a hat, had Mr.F close his eyes (and moved away any tripping hazards :p) and pull out the first name. And the first winner is, Diahn :) Got Mr.F to close his eyes again and the second winner is, Nancy :) Congrats to you both and hopefully I will be able to have another give away soon. I have sent you both emails asking for addresses. If I don't hear back from anyone in a week I will do another drawing. :) I have an induction day tomorrow for college, so not sure how much art I will get done in the next few days. I know that art done for school jumps ahead of personal art. Of course commissions will come before personal art as well, as they always do. I have to get up 6:30 in the morning o.0 I am going to fall asleep on my feet :p better not fall asleep on the bus, who knows who I might end up falling asleep beside or end up missing my stop and end up in peter pan land.

cookies!

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day48b Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Had to go to the hospital today for my annual blood clinic because of having von willebrands . Didn't need to get any blood drawn today thankfully but I did leave with Tranexamic Acid and Naseptin because my nose will not stop bleeding so hopefully this helps or the next step is probably surgical :/ (but not serious surgery). lol out take from today. I am sure people thought I was insane taking picture of the cow :p It is probably wrong that I covet the chair they are going to let me use in college. You can pump up the back! It sad the things that amuse me lol And they are going to test me to see if I am dyslexic since I show pretty much all of the symptoms. Would explain a hell of a lot. Made these yesterday. Double chocolate mint cookies. They taste pretty good, not too much mint and they were easy to make. Here is the recipe: Ingredients: 1 cup of butter 1 cup of brown sugar 1 large sized egg 1 tsp of Vanilla (I use more as

Prince Charming?

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46/365 22.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Maybe you will grow into the crown cow? As I wrote yesterday, the Virtual Sketch Day is no more and I was thinking about setting up another group. I set it up today. Made a blog and set up a sight on Ning :) Since at the moment it is just me :p I put the date for the start of the first project on the 29th to give people the chance to join in. It is supposed to be something fun to do if you have the time, and the artwork doesn't have to even be finished when the week is up. Anyone can join in, and people of all art levels are welcome as well :) Hope to see people participating and having fun with it. I didn't get any art done today at all :( Was so nice out, we worked on the yard as the hedge was getting pretty tall and out of control. I scratched my wrist up pretty good coming up against the thorns on one section :/ I really should take some pictures of the thorns, yes I know not the most exciting pictures but I think i

Marble King

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45/365 21.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Does anyone remember how to play marbles? I actually don't remember ever playing marbles when I was a kid. Sure we use to toss them around but we never really played any games with them or played for keeps (I'm sure many a kid got a marble in the eye with us throwing them around on the playground :p) So the ladies over at the Virtual Sketch blog have decided to stop with the challenges, so I thought that maybe I could set something similar up. Once a month an image (or two) would be chosen from either images I have or images sent to the group to draw in any way a person sees fit. A date when all the finished, or almost finished work to be posted would be set and then everyone could see each others work. It can be a great way to get feedback and help with your art and it is always interesting to see how other people interpret an image. I would need to think of a group name if people were interested in me creating the gro

Creative Space August 20,2009

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44/365 20.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons More painting. Need to touch up the white and redo one wall because the paint is peeling off. Who ever lived here before and put gloss on the walls, we hate at the moment. Its odd because the paint is sticking to most of the wall, even on some places that has gloss, but near the ceiling the paint is peeling right off the gloss that is left. Even with sanding it to leave something for the new paint to stick to its coming off. So now Mr.F has to take a heat gun to it and re-paint part of the wall. Glad we got more paint then we thought we needed. Going to make a skirt out of an old pair of jeans that have a hole that would just look really odd if fixed. Just need to figure out what fabric to use. I love the really colourful fabric, but it is really busy, while the blue fabric is really a lot more relaxing looking. Any ideas of which to use? And working on my graphite horse :) The line art transferred and just waiting for me to pu

Wordless Wednesday (all I can say is ouch! Stupid needles)

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43/365 19.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

Well At Least No One Got Paint Up Their Nose

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42/365 18.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons oops :p Little bit of a paint explosion. ok so it looks like the can exploded, thankfully it didn't though. (I'm sure one of us would have probably got hit in the head if the can had of blown up) So I finished the line art for the horse I started the other day. I would love to be able to go to a horse farm and take hundreds (ok probably thousands) of photos of the horses, but because I can't a lot of the time I have to look at stock sites to get some action shots of horses. I have hundreds of photos of horses that we have taken ourselves, but not very many of horses running around. So the photo I used for this I found at DA here :) hmm if I ever can afford a horse I think I would end up spending all my free time drawing it rather then riding lol Refining the rough lines to give them more shape, so it starts to look more like a horse. His back end looks a little odd as he is kicking and twisting at the same time, wh

Scottish Word of the Week August 17, 2009

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I don't know what it is but 3 out of the 4 times we have walked up here, its rained (the only time it didn't was when Mr.F proposed on the top of the hill). Its still a gorgeous view down the hill and its a nice walk, just have to watch out for rabbit holes (and the odd horse/dog mess, and how they got a horse up there I will never figure out o.0 ) Night bright sky here but right behind us were really dark clouds that thankfully didn't open up completely on us, I don't fancy a case of pneumonia. This weeks Scottish word is: 1. pokey-hat Answer to last weeks word: 1. dunny is a cellar (and not a toilet ;) )

Eye Spy ...

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40/365 16.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons something red. Very hard to find something red in our flat. Even though I look good in red, I don't actually have any red clothes. So I had to have a little search to find even one red thing. Think the hat is a little bit too big for the cow though lol This hat fits but its so windy here that it usually blows off of my head :/ A little red jewellery box I bought when I was working at the dollar store (a job I actually did like even with the cranky old ladies who absolutely must have the perfect smelling lavender candle, or the little teenyboppers who kept trying to nick stuff and would go running out of the store because I would follow them around asking if they needed help so they wouldn't steal. [and really if you are going to steal, steal something other then $1 mascara and $1 scissors, because the makeup is going to stain your face and you will look like a raccoon, and the scissors were blunt :p]) A little red drag

Give Away Time

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Because it is my blog's birthday in 12 days I decided to have a little give away. :) 3 years of me rambling :p huh who knew I could find something to write about for such a long time :p Met a lot of nice people online through blogging, and not just artists and craft people. The sense of community is what I really like about blogging, lots of helpful and nice people out there that I would never have met if I hadn't started up this blog. :) Decided to have 2 give aways to celebrate. Rules are pretty simple, just leave a comment to be entered :) but if you want to have a few extra entries here is what you can do. For each of these that you do, please leave a separate comment so I can keep track of how many entries a person has :) ) 1. head on over to my Etsy store and leave a comment here about an item you like (1 extra entry) 2. blog about the giveaway and leave a comment here letting me know you have blogged about the give away (1 extra entry) 3. Twitter the giveaway :) (1

Nom Nom Nom

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NOM NOM NOM Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip Coloured pencil on Canson Mi-Tientes Finished the little dragon. I like the little dragon but I probably could have done the cupcake differently, but its done :) I think it works well as a simple drawing, but if I draw this again I would draw it bigger so I could add detail to it instead of only being able to hint at things. hmmm I really need to practice drawing food, and that will be such a chore to bake and then draw the baked goods and then try not to eat them all :p And the start of another drawing :) yes my sketches start out this rough and then I go and refine them. Any guesses as to what it is? (its probably pretty easy to tell) Contest details tomorrow, so please come back and have a look :)

Creative Space August 13, 2009

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37/365 13.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Making some granny squares or a little blanket for the cow :) It might look really rough but I I'm pretty happy that I got this far with crochet. This is turning out to be a lot easier then knitting, not having huge tension issues, still a little loose in some parts but at least it doesn't look like you could fit your head through the holes :p Art hopefully later :) For more creative spaces go here

Wordless Wednesday (down the rabbit hole?)

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36/365 12.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons

*Sniffs Car*

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35/365 11.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons New car smell :p No its not ours, its Mr.F's parent's car that we had to borrow today to go talk to a surgeon. Who wants a second opinion. He doesn't think that is is a hernia, he isn't actually sure. Which I am actually all right with as I don't want surgery if they don't know what they are going to be looking for. I confuse doctors a lot lol Worked on the cupcake dragon today :) Very simple and cartoonish but I like it :) Can a person have 2 styles and still be recognised as one artist? He needs to go on a diet :p Still need to burnish this to make him look a little slicker and then finish his wings. I have a few more extra smaller prints that I will either throw in with this for the give away or have 2 give away winners and split the prints up. Not sure which, thoughts anyone? I put some prints (big and small ones) on etsy of these Halloween dragons :D I always liked this design. Still working on th

Scottish Word of the Week August 10,2009

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34/365 10.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Lactose/milk free caramel squares :D pretty good and no we didn't eat them all. Most of it went to other people but at least we know we can make them without any lactose or milk in them now. (I'm lactose intolerant, Mr F can eat lactose but not milk so something else in the milk doesn't sit well with him) Anyway the recipe for it is right here (Hopefully more recipes on a more regular basis this time, now I've jinxed myself though>Mr F) (which reminds me...I need to fix the comment notification on the recipe blog...it isn't notifying me of new comments>Mr F) My Stargazers finally blossomed :D I just love their colour, and I'm not a lover of pink but this flower is gorgeous. And another Lily but I can't remember what type. I just love how its red and yellow. If we had more space I would have dozens and dozens of Lilies in pots all over the yard lol but would have to cement them down so t

Eye Spy ...

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an inspiration. :D ok seriously I don't really know what exactly inspires me. More then one thing does, and more often then not it is things that give me drawing ideas. Maybe its the artist in me but I do have a hard time not looking at something and not getting some type of drawing idea (which isn't a bad thing unless of course its something dead, and even then some artists find inspiration in that) , narrowing down a few things that inspire was actually harder then I thought it would be. I love flowers, their shapes, colours and smell. Even the bees that use them for food are inspiring to watch. There are so many flowers I want to draw, just not enough time to draw them all. The grace of birds inspires me and makes me want to have wings to fly. I would even love fake ones to wear lol hey that would be a cool project to try. Human sized wings made with fake feathers of course but different coloured ones. And when I see the view around here it makes me want to paint it.

Going Camping

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32/365 08.08.09 Originally uploaded by fuzzydragons Mr.F made the cow a sleeping bag with some leftover scrap fabric lol "Deuce" Copyright Jennifer Rose Phillip NFS Deuce finished :) There are some things about this I really like, that left eye and things I don't like, the right eye :p I think it was a successful experiment for me as I did learn how to use this paper, and found out how the colours blended on it. Fur was easy to do on this paper as the rough texture really helps give a furry look. With experiments I am going to post them even if the results are not in my usual style of working and even if they are complete failures, might help other people. I know what is wrong with the right eye, its a little too wide. I did fix it a little but any more of a change and the eye will be completely placed wrong. The eyes are more yellow then brown which they are in the picture and I probably should have extended the bottom of his face as he kind of looks skeletal he