Saturday, January 28, 2017

It's not an addiction, I swear

That said, I got no duplicates and did, in fact, get the one I really, really wanted.

Our local Gamestop is now out of the blind boxes so I am officially done.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Birthday Loot

Woke up after sleeping under a heated blanket all night. Saw a friend I hadn't seen in a long time. Had much caffeine. Found a deal on MLP blind boxes. Bought yummy food at the grocery store. Came home to my boys and a box of gifts from B.

So far being 36 is pretty fun!

The loot:

The Skyrim guy even has an arrow in his knee. I love it. I had wanted the pony with the weird green hair that looks vaguely like tentacles (big surprise, right?) but am pretty happy with what I ended up with.

Love this pin so much. It's absolutely stunning.

This shirt is proportioned weird. Like they made the body larger and left the shoulders/neck/sleeves the same as for a small shirt. It's very weird. Not sure I can wear it comfortably but I'm determined to find some way to make it work.

And now to go play games!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

I made a thing.

After a week of trial and error (heavy on the error) I've managed to make a thing. It's not great. I'm no artist and I know next to nothing about animation or digital art. But I made a thing.

It's been a learning experience. I started out in Pencil2D and Synfig and ended up in Adobe Animate (because it has the most recent/coherent/best-for-me tutorials). This was made entirely in Animate with the help of the Gimp (in regards to images I had already drawn but had to trace/redraw). The idea was for the tentacles to move around - this will take more time. There should be several cats. The cat and rabbit should not be singing at the same time. And there should be a song. To which I've timed all of this. It was pretty overly ambitious of me and this is one of my baby steps.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Yes, I'm a weirdo.

I saw this pattern and immediately decided to make it. Because cute, right? And then I saw that it was a "this comes to you in two parts - you can have the other half later" type of deal (the other half was already published but my brain hadn't caught up to that yet). So of course I decided to crochet the cup and then.. put a tentacle in it. I mean, isn't that everyone's first thought?

You can see more pictures here - even if tentacles aren't your solution to most things. Stay tuned for a life sized mug-bowl-cup full of *knitted* tentacles in the future. Because.. I'm a weirdo.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Work in progress

This is how I've been spending my time for the past couple of days.

Once upon a time I told the Elf that I wanted him to make an animation for this song for my birthday. I have a fairly specific way that I see the majority of it in my head whenever this song comes up on my playlist. Long story short, my birthday is next week and he hasn't done it (no judgment or blame, merely a statement of fact). So I decided to try my hand at it (after all, I'm not the one doing all the actual schoolwork and seem to have much more free time than he does). This scene is a small part of what I'm trying to do. And yes, I'm insane for trying something this detailed for my into to animation. That said, anyone who knows me should know that I never do things the smart/easy way.

For anyone who cares I'm using Gimp for the artwork and plan to use either Pencil2D or Synfig for the actual animation.
I've been away from this space for a whole mess of reasons. Perhaps I'm back for real this time. Perhaps not. In either case, this is the new-old me. I still homeschool but am unlikely to be amongst the Waldorf crowd. I still knit and crochet (and presumably spin, though I haven't in a long time) but it's no longer the all consuming thing it once was. I'm much more likely to be playing video game, watching anime, reading books, listening to music on Spotify, watching Twitch streams, or taking on overly ambitious projects like this one.


And now back to work!