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Intermission [Apr. 8th, 2014|07:09 pm]
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So. There was this plug, plugged into a power supply on the floor, and i had to unplug it. i leaned down and, balancing myself on my right hand, reached for the plug with my left. Used the thumb and forefinger to grasp the plug, and pressed against the power supply with the other fingers to release the plug. No wait ouch ouch ouch PAIN PAIN PAIN.

Yep, broken finger is still broken. Or, i should say, not completely healed. It's sweet that it wants to remind me from time to time.

So, while i wait to resume making art, i will update you with the progress on my flowers. The orchids are still opening up.



Also, behold my snowdrops, pushing through the soil. For a while i was worried that the squirrels might have gotten them since i only planted them last fall, but here they are! The other greenery creeping around on the ground is trailing periwinkle, which has lovely purple flowers.


And now, something fun. As long as i've been painting these little model horses, i never thought about exhibiting them. However, i recently found out from a friend that model horse shows (yes there are shows for model horses, kinda cool, eh?) have classes for "decorator" style paint jobs like what i do. And she's been encouraging me to show my horses in a local show. She has one of mine, meet Shui:


Shui is Chinese for water. My friend exhibited him in a live show on April 5. A live show is one in which the models are physically present (compared to photo shows, where a photograph is submitted for judging).:


He got ribbons for Champion of the Division, Reserve Champion of the Decorator Division, and Grand Reserve Champion of the Mini Custom/Artist Resin Section. Sooooooooo, a big day for the little guy!

So hurry up and heal, finger! No wait, stop knocking unhealed finger around, brain! It's time to art!

[User Picture]From: Lisa Snellings
2014-04-09 02:31 pm (UTC)
You did a beautiful job on the shading. And your line work is excellent as always. Yes, time for more art.
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[User Picture]From: ravynmaniac
2014-04-09 05:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! That's what my friend told me the judge said. i'm practicing a new technique with that one, in an attempt to reduce banding when i do a gradiation.

i'm juggling a few things at home right now, including some tight day job deadlines, so my challenge is to carve out time to make more art. i have more direction right now, just have to get GOING. :-D
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[User Picture]From: wilhelmina_d
2014-04-09 02:54 pm (UTC)
Very cool! Congratulations on the win. Hope your finger feels better. Also, yay for bulbs. Our walk in front of the house looks kind of lop-sided as I only got one side planted before the foul weather set in. I'll plant the other side this fall. (Not that I even want to contemplate fall just yet!)
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[User Picture]From: ravynmaniac
2014-04-09 05:49 pm (UTC)
Muchas thankies! i love bulbs, i'm not much of a gardener, so bulbs are a good thing for me. Sheesh, i'll be happy if i can just keep the weeds under control this year!

i'd love to plant a couple of things, like a small Japanese Maple (the tiny frilly ones), and a Japanese Cherry tree, and train it like a large bonsai. But, that'll have to wait, maybe til next year.
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[User Picture]From: elwynsattic
2014-04-30 04:57 am (UTC)
Purrrty stuff!
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