Sunday, January 27, 2013

WIP: Rattata 4

It's been a wile, sorry about that. I needed the time off. I'm a bit behind on my school work, so much reading, and I had one really bad day where I just came home, curled up with a teddy bear, and cried. Friday I went to the doctor for my test results. Turns out I had a good reason for my head hurting so much and being tired all the time. I'm pretty badly in need of Vitamin D. The healthy range is 50, mine came back as 19. I now have a lovely little prescription to try and get the numbers up. One thing I am glad for is my lit homework. I can turn the journal questions into a blog post on my reading blog. If I can finish the reading that is. I got to admit I rarely did for my other lit classes, or any other for that matter. I still have 2 hours, come on you can read 40 pages!

Sadly I didn't get too much more of this done but I am still working on it. He is starting to creep me out.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


I picked up another Star Wars book today. I really need to work on Death Star. I did a bit, there is just so much reading. That is pretty much all I am doing. o.o Yet I'm so far behind. Boo internet...DX Oh no internet I love you. -pets-

Monday, January 21, 2013

WIP: Rattata 3

Not much progress. I spend most of the day reading for college and watching Documentaries. I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I think it will look pretty good, yet awkward, when it is done. I wasn't really sure what to do with Rattata seeing as it's mouth was pretty extreme but I'll just have to live with it.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

WIP: Rattata 2

Special thanks to everyone who has been watching. This month had doubled my normal amount of views and the month isn't even over yet.

Friday, January 18, 2013


What A Day

Ok so I didn't get anything done to show off but I figured I could still talk because I do have a lot I would like to post. I over slept because I didn't turn on my alarm and missed my first class. My second class was amazing though. I wished I had recorded it. It was on the enlightenment. We talked, in part, about the commonly used philosophy quote, "I think, therefor I am." The quote actually comes from the start or slightly before enlightenment period. Before this period it was believed you have no control over your fate and everything you do is the will of God. Basically people believed they where evil and there was no way at all to change that. No one believed anyone could change the world. The quote comes from Rene Descartes having a mental breakdown. He was a good little church goer but started to question it. His conclusion, persay, was that nothing can be trusted and his thoughts are the only thing he can trust. His trust was in the fact he could think.

This was mind blowing because now he realized he has control. He controls how he sees the world and his actions in it. That wasn't something they believed at that point in time. I think this is pretty cool because now we pretty much all have this thought that we can make the world better or change it in some way.

There was also a lot of police cars wile I was at the campus. I don't know why but I am thinking someone was hurt. It happened twice wile I was there. Beyond that I came home and painted. Since it isn't a still live I'm not posting it here. Sadly, or maybe not, I got so into it I lost track of time. Now it is 1am and I'm just not going to do it. -fail-

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pokemon Figures 3

Yesterday I watched the Vlogbrothers at Carnegie Hall and got so wrapped up in it that I completely forgot anything I might have posted here. I was rewatching it because I missed the opening and John said something that my Literature teacher had said in class that day. It was about writers and reader being collaborators. I now know I'm going to like this teacher.

For my sociology class we went to the library to go through how to use the databases. Well I already knew this so it was basically a waste of time and pretty boring. My human sexuality class was pretty nice. I will say one of the more opinionated girls....gets to me. I like the way he has things set up the only thing he puts on slides is a must, must know for a test. The rest of what he teaches is just him talking and asking us questions.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Pikachu Plush

I like my teachers so far. Don't like that I had to buy all the books. I mean really it went down like this "Pick 8 chapters from the book to write your essay on." I spent way to much money today on books, yarn, and zippers. Oddly enough the zippers cost more then the books (non text book) and the yarn. Oh one of my teachers is....a hard ass.. Not from his grading, as far as I know, but he may kick you out of class for....just about anything. No phones at all in the class, if your kid is sick have them call security to come and get you, I'm just waiting for him to start on jewelry.
My friend had to prod me a bit to do this post....well tell me to draw pikachu. It is sweltering hot here, wtf, and I just didn't want to do anything. But I was good.

This got me rambling in my head though. I was thinking maybe I should try uploading on the weekends, two drawings and one plushie. Then I was all "no slacking you failure." I shouldn't be overworking myself. When have you ever worked too much?

I feel this isn't a choice I can make in the first month....let alone on the first day back to school.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Pokemon Figures 2

My first skip of the new year. Shame shame. In my defense I got so much done. I went to the doctor in the morning. We managed to talk about everything that I wanted too as well as managed to avoid those I didn't. I had my blood drawn which went so much better then I could have hoped for. See I get shocky whenever I read or hear someone talking about blood. In Biology I even had the teacher stop her lecture on blood types and ask if I was alright. I didn't feel anything when my blood was taken. Maybe it was too quick but the prick didn't hurt so it is all good.

Now just to wait for what horrible thing is wrong with me.

After that we went to eat because we couldn't eat for 12 hours before the test. Then the shopping. I couldn't find any Zippers at the BX, Big Lots, or Staples, not that I expected too. At Big Lots I picked up 4 new fabrics for bags and a new thing of yarn which was just the cutest blue.

When I got home, and much of this morning, I started my first piece for my portfolio. Or at least what may become my portfolio. I have one year before I hope to be able to get into art school. I also have not forgotten this little gallery down the way. I'm trying to get my crap together so I can. I am such a failure in regards to jobs. I also finished up part two of my intro essays over at Imperial Anthology. I'm so looking foreword to being able to read more into the book now that I got that part out of the way.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

WIP: Bags

I managed to get up at 9am, rather then 2-3pm, and go shopping with my family in order to find new glasses. I ended up getting two pairs, you know those deals. They are super cute. One is a redish animal print and the other is purple. I am so excited. I'll have to wait for the frames to come in because they where ordered.

Beyond that I played pokemon. I'm getting better at doing a little bit more throughout the night. I no longer do just one thing in a day but I am still behind. Can't win can I? For these bags I still need zippers and I probably won't get them till around the 15th. I also keep putting of the righting I need to do. There is just so much before school starts.

I have a doctors appointment tomorrow and I'm scared, nervous, something. I haven't been for the longest time and I am just waiting for bad news. I'm probably over reacting....ok not probably, I am over reacting. There isn't a lot that you honestly couldn't live with as well as live with. Still it isn't a thing that many are comfortable with.

Pokemon Figures

Much of my day was spent doing chores. I also watched a bit of Boy Meets World. I've been watching the series and today was one of my favorite episodes, "And Then There Was Shawn." I love this series. I felt it was pretty simple but it covered all the messages that needs to be heard by those growing up. It covered the topics of respect for women and dressing as a women all in one episode, it covers commitment, love, respect for race and differences, and pretty much every topic you can think of.

Tomorrow I will be going and trying to find a new set of glasses. Wish me luck because the ones I've looked at so far are awful.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


These are a few pins I got from my Grandmother for Christmas. That sounds so sweet but the story isn't. My grandmother has Alzheimer's so she can't live alone anymore. Her house is being cleared out to be sold.

I had a bit of a hard time thinking of something to draw. I don't want something too easy and not anything I had already done. This cuts back a bit on what I have still that I can do. The rest of my day has been reading off of tumblr. Oh Dear.

Monday, January 7, 2013


I totally changed my sleeping habits for today in order to get my eyes checked. The doctor was probably the best I've had. He probably told me more about what was going on in one sitting then I've been told since I've started wearing glasses. That has been a long time. I believe I was in the 4rth grade when I started wearing them. He also told me exactly how my eyes where changing and why. I normally hate getting my eyes check. That poofy thing is the worst and those drops are hateful. It didn't bother me this time and turns out they changed the drops so they fade in minutes. It was a joy...till I looked at the frames...that was bad. My dad will be taking me to pick some out, since my stepmother refused.

These wings, not these exact ones, are from a little side project I am working on that won't be reviled for a wile. I also started another blog, yes I am clearly crazy, and I will be posting response essays for books and just about anything else I can read. It is called Imperial Anthology because I'm secretly hoping to read through the Star Wars series if I can get my hands on them. Don't worry won't all be Nerdy.

Don't they look like flippers? Got to love the back ground. I was so late with this post that I didn't move my leopard plushie.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Candy Corn Pattern

I haven't had anyone look over this before I am posting it so I hope all will be well. For the gauge just keep in mind this is an amigurimi pattern, worked in the round, so it is best to use a size smaller hook than normal. You will need three colors. Finally don't be silly and mix up the colors!
A is the medium color. 
B is the darkest color.
C is the lightest color.
Ch 9 using A
Row 1: sc7, inc
Row 2: Continue stitches on back side of starting chain
inc, sc 7
Row 3: inc, sc 6, inc, sc1, inc, sc 7
Row 4: inc, sc 1, inc, sc 7, inc, sc 1, inc, sc 9, inc
Row: 5-6: sc 26
Row 7: Color B sc 11, dec, sc 11, dec
Row 8: sc 24
Row 9: dec, sc 9, dec, sc 11
Row 10-12: sc 22
Row 13: dec, sc 7, dec, sc 9, dec
Row 14: sc 7, 2 dec, sc 7
Row 15: Color C sc 17
Row 16: dec, sc 5, dec, sc 8
Row 17: 6 dec
Row 18: weave end in between stitches around edge and pull to close.

Saturday, January 5, 2013


My lovely friend who I mentioned the other day has now started a blog herself. I must return the favor. Her blog has a great start showing much love for what is around her. You can find her here: Dragon-nest-eggs

Something my friend's mother brought up, about my blog, I feel the pressing need to address. In my intro post I touched on my use of patterns but I feel I can elaborate more.

I learned to crochet when I was 9 or 10 but it took me till I was 17 to learn to read patterns. I had tried before then but I didn't grasp it. I had a bit of help and searched the internet before I finally was able to get anywhere with them. However, I haven't used many. I can now read them but I am not proficient and have only worked a few projects from patterns. I used them just long enough to get the concepts down. I have only used patterns for how to complete stitches in the last 2-3 years so I haven't even really seen a pattern for a complete project in that time. This is the main reason I haven't given it much consideration to adding patterns on the site, ether my own or as featured.

There is other reasons, besides possibly not being able to make a pattern that others would understand, for my not writing any. Most of my large projects I don't even take notes for other then when symmetry is needed. So I can't even repeat those projects without guessing as to what I did. For big projects I don't mind them being one of a kind. Too much work and too many ideas to want too make another exactly the same. For little projects, like all those bunnies you saw, I did write a pattern for. Problem with that is I'm probably the only one who can read it because it is all numbers and dashes. If I did write any words down it would be something like 5 steps or go to half way.

It would just take an extreme turn about from how I normally work for me to write a pattern. That being said I am up for taking requests. Small ones that is. I am willing to try and make patterns for you and if I honestly can't write a step I'm sure there is a way to work around that.

Why I like...

JACKASS! I was talking with someone and they said they thought of them as stupid. 

I use to think Jackass was stupid but it has grown on me. I really like their characters. Ya they are jerks, however, I think it's a great trait to be able to face up to pain. We avoid it so much we have crappy relationships and do absolute shit for ourselves. Knowing what they can put up with from each other shows they have better friendships then you or me will probably ever have because they are more forgiving then we could be. Even if they are in a hell of their own making they are still going to have a better time then we can make for our selves. Kinda makes you think about just how much you hold back because your afraid and how little you can really bring yourself to do, you know?

That was my first thoughts on the subject while I was taking with the person. Now I think it is even truer. I feel I hold myself back far too much. Over the past year I've challenged myself more, have done more, and committed to more but I still feel it is all within my comfort zone.  Now don't get me wrong this little incite won't get me to stick my hand in a snakes mouth but it is a good realization to have. Knowing exactly where you stand can be useful.

As for this little guy....I don't know. I think he started out as a mouse....I honestly can't remember what was going on in my head. He was started in November I believe. He looks like he has a lightbulb for a tail.

I was 17 minutes off from making this post on time. I knew I shouldn't have got that sandwich. So good though.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Gray Dog

It is New Years, or was, and that got me to thinking. I don't really make resolutions though this blog seems like one seeing as it was December I set out to do the crazy idea of making something every day. Well I failed but still did a bang up job if I am allowed to say so. I want to keep going but with a new focus of making this blog more user friendly rather then just for my goal of working on art.

I don't know how to do this though. I'm moderately liked in the aspects of my life but forgettable. That was one of the factors for my starting this quest? Ya quest is good. I want to be a working artist. This means I have to develop my skills, hence my trying to work every day. Those of us who have any idea about the art would know that they have to see and like your work for you to get anywhere.

I'm working on the seeing part. A lovely friend has been helping spread the word and now it is my turn to work on content to keep people here. There is the obvious: stop waiting till the dead of night to take my pictures and start writing more. The first one may be a bit more then I can take but the second one I should work on. Voice is just as important as what I am making.

The idea is simple but it is one I've been fighting with. The obvious would be stating what gave me the idea for the project. Well....that won't really work. I pretty much just plop down, think I need to make something, then say I'll make a puppy. Not that interesting and not worth sharing in my book.

Now the reason for the rambles. I want your help. I feel I always have the best ideas and the most enjoyment from replying to people. I want to cater to both our interests. I don't except to be to the point you'll ask me my opinion on...oh lets say cheese cake but I'm sure there is something.

Many of you probably come from a forum site and I'm sure some of what I do on forum sites can be translated here. I post quotes at times and comment on them as well as others. I can take requests or I could answer questions.

Now the question is what would you, my viewers, wish for?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Strawberry Smoothie

I got some good news from the Dentist. A lot of the work they expected to do won't need to be long as I am careful and I"m trying to bed. I went to see the Hobbit. Loved it but the theater was crap. A strobe light from the fire alarm was going off during the intro. Half way through the opening the movie stopped playing and we had to wait till it was working again. Bleck.