milleniumgypsy: (Marvel Loki kneel before him)
Tonight I did a bit of painting on Pony!Loki, but just some minor stuffs. The main part of my night was spent getting the base of his helmet, or more accurately, his diadem planned out and started. It needs detail sculpting, and finishing, and the horns actually attached, but I am really happy with how it's coming along. :D
Pony!Loki's armour continued
I approve of all the gold...
loki costume shift

Also watched season premiere of The Voice tonight! Nobody has exactly grabbed me tonight, but there were some good voices. I thought that the girl who sang Wrecking Ball actually did a really good job.

I am so sleepy! Have a sleepy Chaos sleeping in Scottie's arms. xD Ferrets are funny sleepers. He rolls over like that to show his belly usually when he's getting overly warm.
Sleepy Chaos
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel- Loki mischevious)
Today was interesting. When I walked home from work, the weather was freezing rain. When I got home, I was literally coated in ice. Except for a slightly frozen face, I wasn't terribly cold at the end though. Channeling my inner frost giant, yus.
Loki freeze

But I wanted to share a couple of pictures of Chaos from when he was sleeping on the couch with us last night. He was so cute!
Sleepy Chaos

Chaos awakens!
Hooman wut r u doin?
milleniumgypsy: (Marvel Loki facepalm)
I haven't posted pictures of Chaos in a while! He was cuddling with us on the couch for a lot of the evening!
Our ferret Chaos
He was so cute!

More ferret pictures )

This was another picture I took yesterday but I just didn't post it yet. This is the view walking down the street near my apartment.
Read more... )

I watched The Voice tonight, and... yeah... :S I've been talking about Jonny Gray this whole season, and excited that I was actually excited about someone on the show and that HE WAS STILL THERE. (He's the guy that tweeted back to me even and I was all excited!) There's another person on Ceelo's team that I decided that I also liked, Kat Robichaud, and she would be the other person I would root for. I either care very little for or care nothing for anyone else on the show.
I was excited because yesterday they'd mentioned that we, the audience, could save someone instantly somehow on the results show. So I was like "I actually care, so I'm going to make sure I watch live just in case!" I mean, I've actually voted for Jonny, and I've never voted in any previous season!
They revealed that the instant save would be a FIVE MINUTE window at that point in the show where people could tweet using a hashtag with #voicesave and the artist's name.
It turned out that Jonny and Kat BOTH ended up in the bottom three, and I was so angry! I was going to tweet when the TV flashed a "previously recorded, voting is closed" on the bottom of the screen. Then I was really pissed! WTH I WAS WATCHING THE LIVE AIRING ON TV I COULDN'T HAVE WATCHED IT EARLIER.
Jonny went home, and while I'm sure that my tweet wouldn't have mattered it was just icing on the cake. Kat was saved, and that's great and all but eh. Ceelo said he was pissed and I had the same feels.
Then Scottie enticed me to cuddle with him and the ferret for a bit, and I felt a bit better.
As for the Voice though, just... ugh. I don't even know if I care enough to keep watching. Especially when Kat was on the bottom that doesn't bode well for her chances of staying around. Last season was just so mediocre to me and I everyone I liked was voted off early, and I'm not interested in repeating that experience.
Dear country, I am judging you.

Back to work tomorrow, booooo.
milleniumgypsy: (Pokemon N- grumpy heart)
I finally got back to my sculpting tonight! My poor pony has been so neglected. I did a lot of head shaping, and I started sculpting the face. I'm pretty happy with how it's coming along. Though, you guys, I am so spoiled by working with Premo, working with regular Super Sculpey kind of makes me o_O.

Of course, I can leech out more plasticiser and it would work better, but I already did that and I was hoping it would be enough. I'm so impatient. XD Of course, the clay is already on so I'm just going to have to deal with it as is. I hadn't realized how different the two were until I worked with one directly after the other. They're from the same company, at first I thought they were more comparable except for colour choices. Not so much. ANYWAY I DIGRESS.

I am also very pleased to have figured out a muse for the project. I don't have any N figures or anything to watch over the process, but I do have Jinafire! She's a green haired dragon girl, which is actually pretty perfect if I do say so myself. xD

I also glossed my Lala pony's eyes finally! I also glossed ALL THE SCULPTS EYES! I've been meaning to do that for a while. It looks really good!

I finally pulled out the gloss because I put the gloss sealer on my Loki pendent from last night. I hadn't wanted to do it last night because I literally pulled it out of the oven right before going to sleep, and I wanted to wear it today so I didn't have time to seal it before heading out to work. It's sealed now and it looks great! I'm really happy.
The glitter stayed on the pendent just fine while I wore it today, so that was good. There was a dusting of glitter on the sides that wasn't attached (wasn't meant to be either) and that ended up getting all over me. I was all shimmery though and I felt pretty. lol But I'm glad that it's sealed now. I really like this new sealer! It dries so much faster than my gloss spray.

I also snapped a picture of the ferret cuddling with Scottie while he was sleeping. I was squeeing all over the place because there was just SO MUCH CUTE. xD
My beautiful hubby~~~ xD
milleniumgypsy: (Pokemon N- sunlight)
My newest sculpt I've finally started! I think that the main colour is going to be white, and I only have a little in that colour. I decided that I would just use plain Super Sculpey and plan on painting over it, so no really interesting clay colour this time. I've discovered that I prefer working with Premo over Super Sculpey though! Good to know. n_n'

Here's the concept sketch, the rolled out balls of clay, the rods for the legs, the body and head armature! Rochelle is visiting. :3

Can anyone guess who this pony is supposed to be? xD
[ profile] daughterjudy should get this easy hehe. xD Of course, subtley isn't my thing either.

In non sculpting news, Scottie and I went on a little nature walk today. Scottie was being awesome and using his newfound foraging knowledge. I took the ferret with me for a walk, and now he's all tuckered out. He was SO EXCITED. He was having so much fun romping around in the bush. lol
milleniumgypsy: (Nanoha and fert)
So I ended up watching the last couple of episodes of Defiance tonight, so I didn't get as far with pony painting as I'd meant to. I actively watch that show since there's stuff that I'd otherwise miss. I did a little bit though, and I imagine I'll be able to finish her up tomorrow.

I liked that show, I'm glad that another season is coming out. It's not until next June though! D: That's a long time to wait to see what happened. Me and Scottie both thought that there was a bit too much emphasis on continually ramping up tension though.

I couldn't play the game, I'm curious how the game ended up influencing the show!

Irisa and Alak Tarr were my favorite characters, and I was also very fond of Nolan.

I want to make a custom Irisa MH doll in the future! I still need MSC though to make MH customs. *facepalm* I'm not sure what I will use for a base though. Torelai is -perfect-, but I've never even seen a Torelai, let alone get one to use for custom bait. xP I have a kitty CAM that I got for the purpose, but she's pink so I'd have to figure out full body paint. There's also the glow in the dark mystical CAM cat, but that's really bright orange. Plus that set doesn't come with matching upper arms *side eyes Mattel*. e_e

Have a picture of a sleeping Chaos.
Why yes, I do sleep with my feet on my head, why do you ask?
milleniumgypsy: (MLP- spinning pony)
Just a quick note today. I continued sculpting the pony legs tonight, I finished the other front leg and the two back legs. Not enough different though that I felt I needed a progress pic. n_n But I'm still sculpting along!

Scottie went to climb into bed tonight and was surprised to find a Chaos sleeping in our bed! Normally he sleeps in the blankets we have on the floor for him, or in one of the boxes. I thought it was cute that he decided to sleep in our bed instead, especially since getting into our bed takes a lot more effort! n_n
milleniumgypsy: (MLP- fluttershy shadow)
I didn't have time for a lot of sculpting tonight, but I did want to do a bit at least. n_n I decided to have my witch CAM hang out on the sculpting table just for fun. hehe


I sculpted part of both back legs and sculpted one of the front legs. I need to work more on the body, but I probably won't do that until after I sculpt on the legs. I'm probably going to prebake the legs first though! Then of course, I need to sculpt on ears, sculpt the mouth, and sculpt the nostrils. I'm not sure if I'm going to sculpt the mane and tail or try to figure out some sort of dolly hair. I know I have some doll hair from the craft store, that could work. I'll have to see!

In other news, Chaos seems to be doing alright so far. Tonight I had a cute moment with him. I'd pulled him out of his hammock for cuddles after work and was hoping he'd decide to stay asleep. He curled up and did stay sleeping in my arms, so I sat on the couch with him and listened to a couple of songs on the Voice. He was unconcerned, though when he decided to wake up he shot up like ZOMG WHERE AM I then flopped back down and went back to sleep. I'm not sure how to put it into words but it was rather funny. Shortly after that he yawned himself awake and started industriously exploring the couch.
milleniumgypsy: (Nanoha and fert)
We had to put Gwin to sleep last night. His health was quite a yoyo for a while, he'd seem like he would be doing really good (relatively) and he'd be off wobblingly getting into mischief. Followed by the next day lethargic and not terribly interested in food, and the next day good again. We think he had lymphoma, which apparently the reason for the yoyoing health.

He was actually doing quite well Wednesday, then Thursday he could barely move. Friday was no better. As he had gone from reasonable quality of life (though sick) to basically no quality of life it would be selfish to keep him hanging on just because I didn't want to let him go. So we let him go.

We're going to bury him this weekend.

Have some pictures of my furbutt near when we first got him. <3

Here he was exploring the bedroom. (The boxes are there because ferrets love boxes!)

What're you doing hooman?

More early ferret playtimes )

Chaos seems to be alright so far. He's getting ALL THE HUGS from us atm so he's certainly not lacking for attention (he might even argue that he'd just like to go play nao thanks). I'm not sure if we'll get him another buddy, I want him to be happy but it's hard to think about that quite yet.
milleniumgypsy: (MLP- rainbow my little pony)
Taking a break from the human figure sculpts for a bit because I decided I was really inspired to make some ponies to go with my Monster Highs. xD They're not quite MLP, this is the style of pony that I started sketching when I was a kid. I thought it would be fun to sculpt some!

Yesterday I did a quick sketch to start planning the armature, then I put it together. Today I did a blend of clay to get a colour that I liked, then I rolled the clay out into uniform ball units (helps to keep things symmetrical). I finished the bases tonight and now they're chilling in the fridge. This pony is going to be sort of a standard pony, but I have plans for more. I'm totally going off on a sculpting tangent from my original plan, but I'm so excited about it you guys! hehe n_n'

My new sculpting project!
I wanted to have the ponies to be about the size of a MLP so I found out that MLPs are supposed to be roughly 3.5-4 ft tall. I sketched out a MH doll on the paper for reference (sea monster CAM is helpfully posing nearby).

Pony sculpt continued, watched over by Clawdeen
Clawdeen is artsy so I thought she could hang out nearby. (I really need Catrine, haha).

Updates on other things.

Gwin is working on getting better. I'm keeping an eye on him, trying to get him all the baby food he can stand, and keeping him comfortable. I am cautiously optomistic. He's not feeling well obviously, but often he's doing better.

Last week I spent a lot of time fretting and stressing about him, and I actually wasn't doing much of anything because I felt bad doing anything fun. With the help of Scottie though I realised that it wasn't helping anything. If I'm sad, it doesn't make Gwin heal faster. If by chance he picks up on my mood it might actually make him stressed and that's the last thing he needs. So I'm going to try to help him out while doing normal things otherwise. It might be silly to feel guilty for doing fun things, but there it is. :P

Today is the last day of my long weekend (I got Memorial day off), I'm bummed! I've been needing a break.

This weekend was supposed to have more of a party time feeling to it, that was subdued by Gwin's illness. But the 25th is the day that I usually leave for Pilot, and for the first time in 3 years I did not have to leave! I almost wanted to go to the airport just to go there and not leave. I decided that we should save the gas instead, but it was nice to not leave. Scottie made me a cake from scratch!

I'm sure there are more things to say, but it's getting late and I need to get to bed. More baby food for Gwin first though!
milleniumgypsy: (Nanoha and fert)
Thank you everyone for your well wishes for Gwin! I've just been too much of a stressball to reply or update. n_n' I really apprieciated all of the support though! *hugs everyone*

Gwin is still with us, though he's not doing so well. I'm hoping that he'll be ok, we've been giving him all the TLC (and baby food) that he can stand until he tries to wiggle out of our arms. Which is good that he has the energy to want to do that, even if he tires himself out too fast once he's down.

In other pet news, when I went in to work on Monday I found that one of my bettas had died. I immediately cleaned the tank, luckily the snail was alright. And now my single betta (I had a large divided tank) has the whole tank to himself. At least he was having a good day? Though he decided with all the space in the world that he was still going to go rest behind the filter. He is certainly exploring a lot of the time but I found that sort of silly.

Still, while worrying that Gwin was going to die the last thing I wanted to see was another dead pet. :S
milleniumgypsy: (Nanoha and fert)
Tonight I put together the arm armatures for the male figure, and started sculpting the fingers onto the hands. It actually took me a while to get the arms together and with proper finger lengths, partly because my hands were getting tired because the wire I'm using is a bit stiff.

Tomorrow I'll need to finish sculpting the fingers, then I'll bake them. I hope that goes alright! After I bake the fingers I'll sculpt the rest of the hand and start sculpting the arms.

In other news, did anyone else see the story of the people in Argentina buying toy poodles... which are actually ferrets? On steriods with a floofy hairdo? o_O I feel bad for the ferrets, I mean, that can't be good for them. And once the owners realize they're not dogs what do they do with them? o_O Exactly how can you look at a ferret and think "YEAH THAT'S TOTALLY A DOG"? o_O And why exactly do the pet sellers just not just sell poodles? There is so much randomness in this story I wouldn't be surprised if it was an April fools joke or something.

I felt I needed to post some pictures of my ferts. Who look in no way like poodles. My gramma's dog when I was growing up was a very sweet toy poodle named Brandy, and she definitely did not look like a ferret. lol
Ferrets! )

In tv related ramblings, I watched the Voice tonight! I'm excited to see more of the people who've been picked. There was a girl that I really liked and I remembered today that she's on team Blake. I wish she was on another team though because I was hoping someone else would win this year! I don't have anything against Blake, he's just won the last couple of years in a row and I thought it would be cool if someone else won this year. xD I guess we'll see how stuff goes. :3

Tiiiired, time for bed.
milleniumgypsy: (BTVS- geek wil)
Tonight I continued with the sculpt, working more on the feet! I decided that the feet I'd sculpted last night were not quite the right size, so I started the feet over tonight. I think they turned out better tonight. :) They'll get bulked up when I attach them to the legs so they don't look perfect quite yet. n_n'

Progress for tonight )

I decided that the kitty can't get all the love, so I wanted to put a couple of pictures of Gwin up tonight! He looooves to go in the tower and roll around. I think it gives him really good scritchies. :3
Ferret pictures! )

I watched the latest episode of Grimm tonight while I was sculpting! I have to say it squicked me out to no end. D: I was getting a really strong Buffy vibe from this episode, it reminded me of Killed by Death. A bit spoilery )
milleniumgypsy: (Girl with umbrella)
Tonight I continued sculpting the male head. I finished sculpting the second eye, worked on the brows, and tweaked the cheeks and mouth. I'm happy with how he's coming along! The first head in the picture is the second head that I sculpted, and while I kinda like it, I don't think it's what I want. I'm thinking I might save it for a different character and sculpt a different head entirely. I have a plan in mind for that earlier head, but I'm not quite sure yet.
I also tweaked the second female head (3rd head in picture). I'm actually pretty happy with her, but I needed to tweak her nose and mouth a bit. I'm probably going to tweak her further,but I think I addressed what I felt really needed to be fixed. :3
They're all ready for ears!

In this picture there is a tiny grey head, Scottie actually sculpted that today and last night! The head is baked, and the eyes are already painted. :D It's so small, and I'm super excited that he's getting into sculpting! He wants to make a DnD figure, and this little sculpt is a planning sculpt for his final one which will be even smaller!

Progress for today, plus a teaser pic of Scottie's sculpt! )

Here's our Sunday Pathfinder game! If you want to read the story of what's going on, Scottie is blogging it from the viewpoint of his character. It's really neat! His username is [ profile] tanvan. :3 The map is something that got out of the book, made it bigger in the gimp, split it up into something that we could print, then taped the pieces together into one large map. It's such an awesome thing to use for gaming!
Picture of our Sunday game, plus our gamer foods! )

I also got a picture of Chaos exploring the back of the couch. I thought it was cute!
Ferret! )
milleniumgypsy: (Pink girl)
So tonight I continued working on my 4th female head sculpt. I worked on more general head shaping, worked on the jawline and chin, nose, sculpted the eyes and brow area. I need to tweak the eyes a bit, work a bit more on the nose, and tweak the brows. It's coming along really nicely though!

I have a picture of her next to the one I finished a couple of days ago, the newer one is the one with the solid colour eyes.
Progress for tonight! )
After I finish all of the faces I'll sculpt on the ears.

I also wanted to post a picture of our "diet" dinner! This was actually from last night but I didn't have time to post about it. Scottie made pan fried tilapia, and steamed then sauteed brussel sprouts with shallot and a bit of cheese. Such a tasty dinner!
Moar diet foods! )

I also wanted to upload a picture of Gwin! The kitty can't get all the photo opportunities! hehe
Ferret! )
milleniumgypsy: (balloons)
I haven't posted recently, partly because I've been busy because Sunday was Scottie's birthday! (He's [ profile] tanvan btw! xD)

First things first we went to see Les Mis, he was really excited to see it! I enjoyed it way more than I thought I was going to (I kept hearing how depressing it was). It wasn't nearly as depressing as all that, lol. We haven't been to the movies in ages so it was extra special. n_n'

I've been planning on running a Pathfinder game for Scottie, so I started getting ready to play on Saturday. We had gotten a couple of paths from Paizo a couple years ago but never had time to play and now we're doing it! The first volume of the adventure is in the second picture. :3 It's kind of weird to me because I'm used to making up the whole thing, but having a premade adventure works way better when I'm working. Less to prepare!

We found an awesome game mat a few years ago and Scottie built a table that fits it perfectly! We also have a plexiglass top that we can put over the mat, and I can draw on it with dry erase markers. It's also beautiful when we take the mat off, it has a lovely stained wood finish underneath. :)

Games! )

For dinner that night Scottie made stuffed peppers! They were super good. :D

Tasty foods! )

Here's a picture of Scottie with the ferrets at the end of the night! They were being all cute and cuddley. :3

Armful of ferrets! )

I also got him a "card", which was an omnibus of Ghost Whisperer comics! I thought that a comic was a much cooler thing than a card and something that Scottie would probably enjoy more. n_n I'm also getting him a razor, we just haven't gotten it yet. :3

I also have been sculpting, but I haven't posted about it yet! I just don't think I've done enough yet to warrant a post. n_n
milleniumgypsy: (Bolt sleep circles)
At first I thought I was going to just post a picture of a ferret and go to bed, but I'm addicted to blogging so here goes!

So I started working on the first female head again. Even though I'd put a lot of time into her already, I really wasn't happy with her. So I pulled out the eyes (and discovered that one had gotten pushed significantly further in than the other, which explains a lot of my issues! I put in different eyes, a slightly bigger size. They're also all white instead of translucent, so it will be like my blind animals again until she's painted. lol I also reshaped the head and wiped the mouth. I don't have a picture, but I'm kinda dead on my feet so that's going to have to wait. Still, good progress!

Here's dinner for tonight!
Noms! )

I found this picture of Gwin and I thought it was neat! It shows an interesting perspective on our mesh tower. hehe
Ferret ahoy! )
milleniumgypsy: (Heart bubbles animated)
So tonight I started working on the other two heads since I felt like changing things up would be good. :3 I'm actually kind of thinking that I'm going to pull the eyes out of the female head that I've been working on because I think they pushed a bit too far in and it's making it hard to make them look the way that I want. Also, the male face is supposed to look all manly and I want to sculpt something pretty. lol

Anyway, so the other two heads got my attention instead today! I worked on the lower half of the face mostly, and adding to the tops of their heads since they were a bit too low after working on them. I sculpted the noses (need some cleaning up), lips (also need work, but I could not stand the blocked in lips anymore lol), the nose bridges, the chin and cheek areas, and overall head shape.

I'm happy with the progress so far! I'm going to try and finish sculpting the lower half of those heads tomorrow, then perhaps work on the eyes and brow areas.

Progress for today )

I also posted more ferret bathtime pictures! I had only posted Chaos before, but here's Gwin now! Also, the kitty makes a cameo. xD

Gwin's bathtime photos! )

More to say but it will have to wait for tomorrow as I need to get to bed!
milleniumgypsy: (Bubbles)
So tonight I continued sculpting the heads! I worked on the male head and one of the female heads. I worked more on the brows, bridges of the noses, forheads, overall head shape, and on the male head I've started shaping the lower part of the face, mouth, and chin. They're still not terribly pretty, but they're coming along! The camera asked me if someone blinked in my picture and highlighted the three heads facing the camera. I think that's kind of awesome! lol

Progress for tonight! )

I uploaded a couple of pictures of Chaos in the bath! I didn't get the pics of Gwin up yet, I need to get to bed soon. n_n'
Ferret bathtime! )
milleniumgypsy: (Bolt sleep circles)
I did some sculpting tonight but I didn't take pictures or anything yet because I don't think there was enough to warrant a pic. I worked a bit more on the eyes and cheekbones of the girl, and I started sculpting the brows and worked a bit on the bridge of the nose. It's coming along. :3 I also worked on the male head in the same areas.

So the other night Gwin was curled up in the bottom of the mesh tower sleeping on a fuzzy pink scarf. I thought it was really cute so I took a couple of pictures! Tonight Scottie gave the ferrets a bath and I took pictures! I don't have those uploaded yet but I'll probably do that tomorrow. :3

Sleepy ferret photos! )

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