Friday, February 17, 2017

Happy Birthday to ME! & Mermaids

Three different styles of mermaids. Above one even has glitter in her hair. Ariel below is obviously in Tim Burton style.

It's my birthday today. :) I'm getting old. 

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Gnomes moley

This is January's moley journal for Ibus and her theme on fantasy. I made these gnomes as she likes woodsy scenes more than other. I skipped showing you the December one as it's a particular theme that I'll show in later months.

Randomness:
  1. my pooch Karma has an ear infection and I'm being a bad owner and keep forgetting to give her medicine
  2. our car died again. Just before I had to go to my yoga class. So, no yoga for me this week.
  3. the neighbors' kids came over the other day and my kid had a blast playing with them. They are older, 8 and 10, but they played so nicely with him.  
  4. my mom made dairy-free cake for my kid's birthday. Wanna guess what the filling was made out of? Avocados and chocolate. You'd never guessed it. It was delicious.
  5. I'm getting a cover up for my tattoo. I already scheduled the appointment but it's in 4 months. I don't regret my tattoo, it's just that I feel it represents something different now than it did back when I got it and I don't want to be associated with that group.
  6. I e-mailed 11 tattoo artists about the cover up and the design I want for it and half of them said it cannot be done with the design I have in mind and the other half said no problem. What's the catch here? They're all well established artists and most of them pick up awards in tattoo conventions, so I don't understand how two artists of the same caliber give me different answers.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Foxy's 2nd Birthday

It was my kid's 2nd birthday yesterday! :) And of course I had to put a fox on this blog post as it is his spirit animal.

We also had a professional photo session on Wednesday and check out this baby onesie I had someone make for this special occasion.
We let him run around which was fun for a while but then it got out of hand and he had a couple of hissy fits. I must say this years photo shoot was a lot more challenging than last years. I think the reason for it was also his dad's energy because I know kids pick up on this stuff. But the photographer said she got some great shots and I'll have to wait for a week or so to see the results.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Bunch of dogs

How cute are they? Can you tell the breeds?

Last weekend we went to the dog show in the city. I don't know if I ever mentioned here but I used to handle my mom's dog in dog shows when he was little. I did it back then to promote the breed. He's a Slovenian dog breed Karst Shepherd.

I liked the outside shows but the inside ones were always too crowded. We stopped going to the dog shows because I didn't like the energy anymore. Some people don't treat their dogs well at these shows and it started to bug me. We once witnessed a dog's death because the handlers left it in an overheated camper in the middle of summer while they were showing other dogs in the ring.

If you're not familiar with a term "handler" it's a person that professionally handles someone's dog in dog shows. Sometimes owners bring the dog to the show and they meet the handler there but sometimes the handler picks up several dogs and drives them to the show. That happens especially if the dog show is in another country.

A big part of us going to these shows was the people we met and became friends with. That's why we try to visit some dog shows to catch up with them but we haven't done it for a while because life got busy, I got pregnant and then the kid was still too small but this year we finally managed.

Funnily enough the people we hung out with in good old days were not there anymore. The dogs have grown old. Mom's dog Kato was 11 years old this month so most of them stopped taking their dogs to the shows already. Of course there are still the old breeders but we only met with a couple of them at this show. The rest decided to skip this show for one reason or another.

The kid though enjoyed watching the dogs. He was pointing them all out and he was very interested while they were shown running in the ring. Of course he called all Karst Shepherds Kato because of our dog.

Here's one photo of us on the right watching. It's from Kart Shepherd Club FB page.


P.S. If you're curious, that's a photo of Kato and me in my Blogger profile on the right when he was only a month old at the breeders. :)

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Another set of Geisha

There was a time when I had to draw some Geisha.  The above one was a special request for a hair like that and it's my favorite. I think she looks fabulous.
Linda4atc started this Round Robin below with Geisha face, I added the  body and Crafty3790 finished with the background.
Randomness:
  • My tooth broke off last week and I had to go to the dentist. I have a private dentist but he has a subvention from the state for basic stuff. So, giving me a white filling I had to pay extra and it blew my mind how much dentists make for little work. I was there 20 minutes. Ridiculous
  • Parent's car had to go to the shop again. I'm tired of this car already and we only have it for a little while. It constantly needs something and it's draining money. 
  • The kid is not so sure about snow. He doesn't like the feel of it on his hands. Just like the paint incident last month. Maybe it'll grow on him when he gets older. :) I remember loving playing on the snow. He gets a few rides with the sled and is good to go inside.
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