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Look! It’s a necklace.

I’ve started this blog post a few times now, and on vastly different subjects.  Clearly I’m in no shape to really be writing much of anything tonight – at least not in a cohesive fashion.  So it is what it is.

What do you want to see here on nights like tonight?  Do you mind these rambling “I have nothing to share” shares?  Would you rather I taped my fingers together and just watched reruns of Bones or Frasier?  Or should I pluck some random fb meme from my newsfeed and post that?

I’ve been posting here on an almost daily basis for a few years now…  and while I love that it gives me a chance to wind down at the end of the day, I do wonder if you (my wonderful reader) would be better served by my posting a little less frequently.  After all, not every post is a gem.  I refer you back to the post I made a couple years ago that in it’s whole was an image of my reusable slurpee cup.  LOL  Clearly, not every post is a winner.

So, for my own self serving reasons I continue to post six days a week (unless I’m sick, away, or dead).  But I do wonder if you’d rather see other things when I end up on one of these long-winded, winding, posts about nothing in particular.  😉  Let me know.  🙂  After all, there is a comments section.

And for something completely random, here’s a necklace I made with one of the many charms I commissioned from Nanashi-no:  I now wear it to all my photoshoots.  😀

Nikon D90 necklace charm and beaded bamboo necklace

bamboo cord + glass beads + metal findings + OOAK hand-crafted D90 charm = happy TD

A Trans* Doll’s Journey!

I had to share a recent project by an artist whose work I really enjoy.  It’s not their usual medium, however they were inspired by a find at the family cottage and so set to work.  She is refinishing a dollhouse originally built by her Grandfather and played with by her mother, and is sharing the progress on her Deviant Art account.  Why do I feel the need to share this?  Well, the most recent addition to her tiny home is a Transgender doll that began it’s existence as female, but has transitioned to male…  right down to the binder (worn a little low, but still poignant).

I’d like to introduce you to this bibliophile of a doll, who is yet unnamed, but seems quite happy in his new life:

Trans* doll by Ullakko

You can check out more of Ulla Thynell’s work at DA, where her username is ullakko.  Here is a direct link to her journal, where she first introduced us to our unnamed friend and shared a little about his transition:  http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d595iqi  And while he was not created with the intent of any kind of deeper meaning, I believe there is some truth to be found in how his physical self had to be ground down to find his final and true form.

MLP Fan-Art Featuring Our Little Pony Family.

I’m addicted to art commissions.  I can’t help it.  There are so many great fledgling artists out there, and places like Deviant Art just makes it so easy to find them.

This latest one is a My Little Pony piece featuring: the girl’s OC (original character) Fairy Berry – whom she created a couple of years ago, my OC Prairie Lily – whom I created back in the late nineties, and Big Macintosh (one of the characters on MLP Friendship is Magic) – which is what we’ve nicknamed her Daddy.

Thanks so much to xxStrawberry for all her hard work on this one.  The girl’s personality shines through very clearly.  LOL

Our MLP "ponysona" family

 

One of these times I’ll have to share all the awesome pony fan-art people have made for us in the past.  The girl and I have received some beautiful gifts from other MLP-lovers all around the globe.  It’s become a collection we both truly treasure, and there really is nothing like sharing something you love with someone you love.  🙂

Family is Magic!

I’ve got lots that I could be sharing tonight.  My mind is abuzz with possibilities and current happenings.  LOL  But, instead… mostly because along with that busy, busy brain comes a tired, tired body …I’ll share another piece of art I commissioned from a fellow artisan at Deviant Art.

I know I’ve talked about sharing a love of My Little Pony with my daughter, and I know I’ve done so on at least a few occasions.  There really is nothing better than sharing something you love with someone you love – and MLPs?  That’s our thing, the kids and mine.  🙂  So, when I saw this individuals work, I just knew I had to commission her to do a family portrait of us as ponies.  So the girlie is Fairy Berry (the pony is completely her creation, her name, her colours, the kid’s creation totally and completely) and I’m Prairie Lily.

Now…  Damon?  He’s not so into the ponies.  LOL  He watches Thundercats and He-man with us, and he will watch Friendship is Magic.  But it’s really not his thing.  Thankfully?  The kid took care of that.

Months ago now, she nick named her Daddy “Big Macintosh”.  And, well…  it just kinda fits.  LOL  He’s a Mac computer guy, he manages a produce department, he’s not a big talker with those who don’t know him well, and his favourite colour is red.  So I started calling him our “Big Macintosh” too.

Anyway, onto the family portrait.  It’s of us, as ponies.  Fairy Berry, Prairie Lily, and Big Macintosh:

Our Family Portrait...  a la My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic

My thanks to Lady Yumika, for this lovely, true to the G4 FiM line, pony family portrait.  I think it’s absolutely adorable, and the kid couldn’t be more thrilled – and that’s really what it’s all about for me.  😀

Chibi Me!

Okay, I had something all planned out to write about.  And it was actually something I’m pretty excited about (the Breaking the Silence conference – I chaired a board meeting for it tonight)…  but then I got home, put the kid to bed, and checked my email.  Now?  Now I have no choice but to share CHIBI ME!!!

A little while ago I commissioned a really amazing artist I found at Deviant Art (it’s becoming habit).  Scotty – http://scotty6000.deviantart.com/ – does some amazing comic work, and also creates these uber adorable chibi figures.  And seriously, at her prices there was no way I could NOT commission one.

I shared my idea (me and two of my dogs: Thora and Alice) and shared a bunch of photos.  She then came back to me with two rough drafts expecting me to be able to pick one of them.  Well jeepers.  That was not happening.  I loved them both.  So… well…  I ended up commissioning them both.  LOL  It totally wasn’t my fault though.  Honest.  I mean there really just was no way I could pick between them, they were both awesome.

And that brings me to tonight.

Sitting in my inbox was a message from Scotty.  My pieces were finished.  Yay!

Chibi Me!

Me, Thora, and Alice as Chibis

Thora, Roo and I...  chibified

Both images are clickable if you’d like to see larger versions.  Way too cute though, right???  LOL

Thank you Scotty!!!  I absolutely adore them!  😀

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