Monday, 18 June 2018

New Work ~ Sequin Badges and Second Nerdburger Commission

Two recent pieces of work that I haven't gotten around to sharing here yet.

Sequin Badges

New badges in my etsy shop, sequin badges no less. It occurred to me that I could just put things in the badge press and seal it into badge form and I love it so much. It's actually quite fiddly to do because if the sequins are too close to the edge the press can't fold it into a badge but I want them to fill the badge so they need to get as close to the edge as possible but that just makes them more satisfying to make. I want to find lots of other things to try it with.

Nerdburger Japan Vlog

Nerdburger got in touch to commission me again, this time a portrait of her husband to match the one I'd done of her before to use on their Japan vlogs. They've put out 3 (I think) Japan videos so far and I highly suggest watching them along with all her other videos. One of my favourite youtube channels, it's really surreal (and awesome) to see my work pop up whenever I watch ^_^ Thanks Cazz!!

Friday, 8 June 2018

Some Drawings ~ May

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Some photos from my phone of some of the drawings I did in May. These are a mixture of sketchbook and diary. I just finished a sketchbook that I've been hoping to fill up for a while, the binding was bothering me and I want to work in a not so annoying book but can't leave a book half empty. I think I'm going to work on loose paper for a bit and stick some bits in to cover the most useless pages but then I might make a flip through video for it. It's not full of amazing drawings like some sketchbook videos but not everyone can use sketchbooks like that and I like the idea of adding a slightly less polished looking sketchbook to the mix. I mean if your final pieces are beautifully layered oil paintings then your rough sketches are probably going to be more detailed than anything I ever do. It's ok for your sketchbook to be an ugly mess of nonsense just the same as it's ok for people to make sketchbooks that could be beautiful finished pieces in their own right. All sketchbooks are good sketchbooks!

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My current creative project is finishing a kpop fanzine that I started working on ages ago. I left it totally unfinished to do other things and then thought I should get it finished even though I didn't feel like I was really into it anymore then when I actually started to work on it again I got really into it so hopefully I'll manage to keep working on it until it's actually finished this time :)

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

May There Be Rats

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Some ratty goodness from May. I often find myself thinking about how typically people don't like rats and how crazy that is. I've always liked rats but actually having some has elevated it to new heights. They're just so lovely and smart and playful and they have LITTLE HANDS!!! Someone asked us once if they bite and the answer is lol. I literally poke them in the mouth and they just let me. Maybe I am a bully but still the point stands that they are amazing ^_^

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Here's some footage of Tank hanging out on my lap under my desk. I'm sure he gets bigger every time I look at him. I don't know how well it shows on camera but he is a big ol' rat, my legs are not small legs and he fills them up pretty well ^_^

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Grumpy Sack Of Shit ~ A Tiny Book


The other day I was feeling rubbish and didn't know what to do but I did know that if I did nothing I would feel even worse so I made this little book. It didn't stop me from feeling rubbish but it did what I needed it to do and kept my rubbish-ness where it was.
I'm really bad for stopping myself, over thinking and then not actually doing it or deciding I won't be able to do a good job so not even trying in the first place. If you don't try though, you won't get better. I'm working on breaking this habit because waiting for things gets you no where and is such a waste of my life (not to be over dramatic lol). I need to just do stuff and even if it turns out bad it still got me somewhere and who knows when the good thing is gonna come out, not when I don't even try, that's for sure.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Some random recent pictures of stuff.

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Tank is so big and cakey and I love him. Look at his podgy little arm, look at it!

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I dropped that cutter the other day and the metal ring came off and I was all "oh no what do i dooooo" and then I realised it's attached with magnets which is just magic.

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This pony tub at the gaming festival is a thing of dreams. So colourful(*^^*)

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I deleted my Animal Crossing New Leaf town and started again and I'm so happy about it ^_^
Here's a recent video too:

Sunday, 27 May 2018

You Don't Know Me ~ Drawing

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A new drawing for you ヾ(^-^)ノ
I had a hankering to draw a snake so doodled about in my sketchbook and then kept going and now this friend with a lot of feelings exists and is in my redbubble. I'll make badges with them at some point too. I also made a pattern from it to fit better on some of the products.

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Please buy the mini skirt or the leggings and send me photos because I think they'd look pretty cool ^_^