Ok, I’ll admit it… I shelved this post for a few days because I was just feeling too ranty when I was first going to post it.
Long story short, I recently had a bit of surgery (I made it!) and then had a follow-up appointment where I was offered… more surgery. Frivolous surgery, even. Surgery with questionable actual benefit, a long recovery time and that was of absolutely no necessity (at least at this point). Needless to say, I decided to reply with a nice, firm ‘No!’
So yeah! Today’s picture is of a chop-happy surgeon… a chop-happy surgeon with a stethoscope.
Note to self: Don’t spill water all over the scanner. The resultant scans can turn out questionable at best. Luckily for me, my darling husband was able to replace said scanner and I can now scan again. Yay scanner!
So, with fresh, delightful scanner, completely free of any liquid or residue, I bring you today’s quickie sketch. Ok, so she might be a little rushed, but I like her that way, lop-sided and all.
I’d announce some awesome news with today’s post too, but… well… I think I want a more refined picture to go with it. Therefore, I think I’ll hold off on that little tidbit for a little while longer. Don’t worry though: the wait is worth it. It is awesome news.
Whenever you’ve taken a break from blogging, it really does feel as if you should apologize for being gone so long. I would, but I’ve been so sick and busy of late, that it was kinda unavoidable. I have had colds, flus, tonsillitis and lord only knows how many instances of ailments over the past few months. Not to mention a few little computer troubles… How annoying!
It is time to get back into the swing of things, don’t you think?
So here is today’s sketch. It’s a pig! It has wings! It is cute as can be, and was sketched along with a few other pigs on a folded over piece of paper.
His name is Fauntleroy Montgomery the Third, and he loves peppers. He is also the only pig he knows that happens to have little wings sprouting from his back!
So here is a quick panda I drew for a friend of mine, Andel Rhiadra! I asked her what I should draw today; I am not surprised that ‘panda’ was the answer. She is obsessed. I think if she could have a pet panda, it wouldn’t take long until she stole one from the zoo and set it up with some bamboo in the guest room, with much fawning and petting. I’m not even sure if a panda would let its kidnapper pet it… but… I’m sure she’d try!
Today, alas, is more studio/house cleaning, along with much-needed work on my site. I know that nothing can be seen of it yet, but things are a’changin’! So far though, it has been upgrading and updating all the back-end stuff before getting to the fun things. No point in painting a house all pretty if it is going to fall down in the next gust of wind, right? Right.
One of the things that I’ve updated which will have an immediate effect on those visiting the site is that I have installed a captcha device on comments. I know it is a pain, but my spam filters are getting hundreds of comments trapped in them per day… and it is just way too much effort to try and go through them all to sort out if any are legitimate comments. I know it is an extra half-step, but I hope it doesn’t bother you too much.
If someone could post a legitimate comment to test it out, that would be awesome. If it continues to deter spam postings, perhaps I can turn off the need to manually approve comments altogether! Yay!