And they lived happily ever after. Aww!
I had this thought yesterday, and I could not help but want to draw it out as soon as I thought of it. You see, I have a friend. She loves dinosaurs. I have several other friends who like unicorns. So naturally a combination of the two would be adorable, right? I figured that a dinosaur and unicorn hybrid probably already existed in the creative mind of some other individual/s out there (how could it not?), but I had to draw it anyway.
But I had a problem – an ever so slight one. What to name this mystical creature? Unisaur? Dinocorn? Dinosauricorn? Obviously the last two were better, but as soon as I said them in my head, the thought of a dinosaur made of corn could not be shifted! Thus, ‘Dincorn meets Dincorn’ was born.
On a slight side-note, my Facebook fan page now has over 100 likes! I am incredibly stoked to have met that milestone. Hopefully that number can keep moving up, and I can shoot into internet stardom, hey? *grin*
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!
So this may well be the first time that my mother has sat down and read through some of my blog. If she decides to go through post by post, she’s going to be reading for quite a while. When this post is finished, it will be number 347! That, to me at least, is a lot of posts!
Oh, and don’t worry, Mum… Jenny is just pretending to be sour. She isn’t really.
That got me to thinking – what is my mother going to think? What is she going to be faced with, assuming that she has at least a brief look through all 347 posts?
Flies. She’s going to be faced with flies. And faces. And owls, and rats, and most definitely bunnies, too. There will be dandelions, daydreams, and random musings on characters which have only really ever existed in my head and on the piece of paper scanned in for that particular post. She’ll even be faced, on more than a couple of occasions, with Jenny. Honestly, I think she’s going to come to the conclusion that I am quite random indeed!
Does your mum read your blog?
Let’s start with a nice little photo I took last night! I really need to get a better camera, better lighting and some reflectors if I plan on doing this all that often – but I still think they turned out pretty great. For a post-baking snack I had some plump, juicy strawberries dipped in some left-over white chocolate ganache which I had made up to top some very tasty cupcakes.
If you’d like a recipe for the ganache, I’ve posted one with this picture on flickr. Ganache is really rather simple to make, is very versatile and tends to impress, too! You can also find the rest of the strawberry pictures there in the set ‘sweet treats’!
And here’s the Sanu update for today. There’s actually three colours of the peapod lounges available – all nice, fresh shades of green. This lounge has been in the works for a little while, actually – they were built soon after the yummy peapods were made. I just had to wait a little while to get the perfect system for adding the animations.
Rather than having to rely on pose-balls, these lounges use low-lag scripts which have a menu, allowing anyone who sits on it to adjust their position perfectly using movements in all directions and rotation where needed. That means that it can fit almost any avatar every time! Certainly an improvement on needing to have the owner around to adjust it for you if needed, don’t you think?
A quick update of ‘My Darling Marie’, with a few extra features… such as hair…. and just the barest little touch of colour. I’m having fun with my pencils. I guess I haven’t touched them in so long, they feel all new and novel again *laughs*.