I really, really want to make some kind of “guide to drawing ballet dancers realistically” because I am REALLY tired of seeing horribly drawn ballerinas and everyone oohing and ahing over how fantastic it is, and all I can see is flaw after flaw which pretty much any halfway decent reference photo wouldn’t have had. ARGH! I’m especially sick and tired of seeing people draw women in regular ballet shoes dancing en pointe, or drawing their dancers with totally flat feet, dancing on the corners of their shoes instead of flat on the boxes, etc. etc.
I need to figure out what to get for my uncle because the only thing on his list I can actually afford is socks… And I already got socks for my brother so I feel it might be mildly weird to give them both the same present.
Oh my gosh I should know this and be able to tell you SEM, because I read this entire series but now I can’t remember!
Back around Thanksgiving I made some meringue cookies- only the first batch turned out pretty, but they all tasted great! I kept a few of the prettiest ones for some photos (and later, snacking!).
Report: Snowy owls shot at NY airport to protect planes
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has ordered wildlife specialists at area airports to shoot snowy owls, a source tells NBC New York.
At least three birds have been killed, a Port Authority source tells the New York Daily News, which first reported the story.
What a sad and wholly unnecessary end for these magnificent creatures. I understand that they can’t and shouldn’t risk any human lives at the airport, but shooting an endangered species while it could have just as well been caught and relocated (as is common practice at Boston’s airport)? Disgraceful.
While I totally agree that they shouldn’t be shooting these birds, they actually are not considered endangered, and the last few years were boom years- there were so many birds born that they can’t all find territories and have been forced southward, much farther south than they’re usually found. A few years ago one even made it all the way to Hawaii.
Good luck! Can you do something totally opposite like trying to sew fish for awhile to recharge?
Ah ha I dunno. I’m usually fine on days when I don’t have to go to work (I work as a customer service rep at AC Moore- it’s just seasonal so it’ll be over just before Christmas), it’s just that they’ve upped my hours and now I work 5 days a week instead of 4. :/ I probably will take a break from writing to make some Christmas presents for various people, so that’ll be something!
I forgot what you were working on for a minute and all I could think of was why is she reading rime of the ancient marin…oh yeah.
While that is an excellent poem, alas, that is totally not at all what’s happening. I’m so clooooose but on days when I work my motivation is like, rock-bottom, and as a result it’s taking way longer than it ought to.
Motivation is low, and I’m really tired of reading about albatrosses. Maybe I should have broken the albatrosses up instead of doing all four of them at once…
Hey, if you haven’t ever been to my Etsy shop, you should totally give that a visit and then answer a few questions for me!
-Do you think my prices are reasonable? Too high? Too low?
-What kinds of things would you like to see more of?
-Is there anything I don’t offer that you think I should?
I just realized my dad made a terrible joke on our family Christmas list. It starts off, “We’ve mostly been good, so you can just bring us bituminous coal. Or if you prefer…”
Dad’s a blacksmith.