Listening to my favorite Cocteau Twins album and hoping I don’t get tornadoed to death. I know a lot of people seem to like their later stuff (and I do, too), but there’s something about this album in particular that grabs me like nothing else they’ve done does. I just love this sound.
I’ve had a migraine since yesterday after coming back from the botanical gardens (me and sun and heat do not mix, this happens every time I go outside in 90+ degree weather for more than an hour), but it finally went away just now after I had a dream that my mom found two more hamsters exactly like Milkshake and asked me if I would take the one that didn’t have a home yet. Except they were both boys, so then I was considering what would happen if I had baby Milkshakes forever. When I woke up, I was so glad I didn’t. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE.
More 2011 botanical gardens photos. I added the best ones in this old post and then forgot to add the rest, though maybe it was less “forgot” and more “these are ugly and I hate them” haha. I don’t know what is going on with the colors in any of these, they’re all so weird.
I found a bunch of photos from the 2011 Japanese Festival that I don’t think I ever posted anywhere, so have these, too. It’s weird looking through photos I took 3 years ago and seeing a bunch of things I would have done differently or better now, which means I guess I’m improving as a photographer somehow! The composition on most of these seems so random to me compared to the photos I took this year. So does the editing, bleh.
More photos from the botanical gardens. I have no idea what that crazy purple flower is, but it looks like a weird jellyfish so it’s pretty much going to be a jellyfish flower to me forever even if I figure out what it’s actually called.
Bonsai and ikebana at the Japanese Festival at the botanical gardens. This is always one of my favorite things at the festival!
Feel too sick/crappy to actually play Skyrim right now, but I made some RupERt art while thinking that the lizard people in Skyrim should be more lizardy (even though I get why they aren’t). RupERt learned fire! And now everyone just tells him not to burn things because he runs around with flame hands all day like an idiot.
…I need to make Flame Hands RupERt a thing now. Except I feel too barfy to keep drawing :(
Sometimes I wish anything after season 3 of Rugrats didn’t exist so I wouldn’t be tempted to keep watching. First three seasons: absolute gold, every season after: pale imitation. The original Rugrats opening is an amazing piece of animation, though.
…Yes, this is my life right now. Well, this and Skyrim.
I’ve been meaning to draw my character Aster as a person for awhile now and never got around to it because I just haven’t felt like doing art (or anything) lately. I made myself do this today just to get the idea out. Not 100% there, but I think the next drawing I do will get her closer to how I see her.
More photos of Jak (who got picked up today, hence the photos) and Charlie. Charlie is kind of a dick when he plays with other cats, but Jak did steal his lounge, soooo…
My friend left his cat with me for a week while he was on vacation, so here are some photos! Charlie tolerates being around other cats (and pretty much everything) really well, but I still think he prefers people since he likes having his own space. Jak (my friend’s cat) is more typical and has to get into everything forever, but in a cute way.
These are awesome I need to try making them
Thanks! I would much, much rather see everyone come up with their own cool templates for bead art instead of recreating the stuff I come up with, though :) I create all of my own templates to make bead art specifically for people who buy it or receive it as a gift, so none of my personal templates are meant for free use. I know I can’t STOP anyone from doing it, but it would mean a lot to me (and probably to other people, if they’re assuming they’re getting a one of a kind item) if you didn’t.
However, if anyone is interested in free templates, that might be doable depending on the request!