For hand-sewn plushies, WIP and plenty of The Naiad Chronicles stuff here too. When I get around to it...

 

Oh, and maybe I’ll look after the new threads better than I currently do…

Oh, and maybe I’ll look after the new threads better than I currently do…

I got one of those huge 150 piece embroidery bundles off ebay. Well worth it. The skiens aren’t “branded” but they seem nice enough, and work out about a tenth cheaper than buying them individually. There’s also a much better colour range than I was expecting.
I’ll have a pop with them and let you know if they’re any good or not.

I got one of those huge 150 piece embroidery bundles off ebay. Well worth it. The skiens aren’t “branded” but they seem nice enough, and work out about a tenth cheaper than buying them individually. There’s also a much better colour range than I was expecting.

I’ll have a pop with them and let you know if they’re any good or not.

How I hand-sew Paw Pads: an alternative way for those who cannot afford or do not want an embroidery machine. Also, minky pads are softer than embroidered pads <3 ALL THE SNUGGLES.
DA: http://fav.me/d7xincm

How I hand-sew Paw Pads: an alternative way for those who cannot afford or do not want an embroidery machine. Also, minky pads are softer than embroidered pads <3 ALL THE SNUGGLES.

DA: http://fav.me/d7xincm

Anthro Murphy and Azekiel for Mystikkat. BFF’s. At least I assume they are. They seem to be getting on pretty well.

jakewyattriot:

I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

Some WIPs from last week. I had SOOO much trouble getting his head that round. Seems I have trouble with circles…

Anyway, he’s a super adorable little kitty now so the six attempts prior to this were totally worth it XD

Extra Wide Minky

http://www.plushaddict.co.uk/all-fabric/plush-fabrics.html?cat=15

Plush Addict now has 90” (228cm) wide minky in some colours, for anyone wanting to make blankets or quilts etc, or just really long plushes!

In Regards to Books

So I’ve closed my old DA account for The Naiad Chronicles book stuff, with the intention of starting again with my current DA accounts and tumblr. There was just so much crap from my teenage years in there, it was so unprofessional. I know I’m quite far from professionalism anyway…

I’m looking forwards to starting again, with a much higher quality of promotional work, stepping back a little from the anime / cartoon style (they are written novels, not comics btw). I’m really eager to get this going now!

Current thinking: Kickstarter for book 1 - spring/summer 2015. Oh yeah.

ROSIE HAS A BIG HAPPY 8D

My copies of Jess Owen’s books Song of the Summer King and Skyfire turned up today, which mini-Shard was very nosy about. I adore them. They are such gorgeous quality and they feel great and solid and robust. The artwork by Jennifer Miller is devine.

I cannot wait to get stuck into these. It’s a good job I’ve already finished all my work for today…

A massive thank you to Jess for sending me these. I will repay you.