Friday, December 25, 2009

R.I.P. Snickers

In memory of a vary wonderful Kitty. We knew you many years. Your meows echoed through our yard and our halls. You were a beautiful, powerful, sweetie. We will miss your wonderful purr. <3

"A meow massages the heart."

-Stuart McMillian

Thursday, December 24, 2009

and now a very unchristmasy picture for my Christmas post. It's our cousin Sophie from Switzerland!
I am thinking of all the Lackeys and hoping I may see them this New Year! I am very grateful for everything in my life right now, even if much is unresolved and anxious-- but here's for hope this coming year! I think good things are in store for us all. 8)
Merry Christmas, my friends!

"Christmas will always be
as long as we stand heart to heart
and hand in hand"
-Dr Seuss

Friday, December 18, 2009

Lackey Lads and Lasses

"Hold a true friend with both of your hands."
-Friedrich Nietzche

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry almost Christmas

"Prepare yourself, filthy beast of meat and hair. Your magical love adventure begins NOW!"

Friday, December 11, 2009

I shouldn't stop rendering now...

...but I really want to! I'm pretty happy with it anyhow... I can always touch it up in the morning ... hehehe
"I wasn't born yesterday, you know - I've seen movies."
-Master Shake

Thursday, December 10, 2009

good thoughts and high spirits, everyone!

"Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you."
-Elbert Hubbard

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

wintry weather

hoping the Lackeys everywhere are healthy and happy!

"Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary."
-Louisa May Alcott

Friday, December 4, 2009

semester's end...

...and a week of hard work to commence most shortly. Had last Sheldon't class today, sort of a sad landmark! Here is that optional project of his, which I still don't consider perfectly done. (the Thenardiers from Les Mis)

"Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jelly fish." -Charlie Chaplin

Sunday, November 22, 2009

nice having a short school week 8)

"How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl,
year after year,
Running over the same old ground. What have you found?
same old fears.
Wish you were here."
-Pink Floyd (Wish you were here)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

goblins haunt my mind!

"Never trust the storyteller. Only trust the story." -The Sandman

Friday, November 20, 2009

wha-wha? a blog post?

"The night has a thousand eyes, and the heart but one; Yet the light of the world dies with the dying sun. The mind has a thousand eyes, and the heart but one; yet the light of a whole life dies when love is done" -Kit Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Back a couple of weeks to Bark in the Park...

Sophie, the Beagle! belonging to a very nice family 8)
I was in awe of so many kinds of dogs...And now the seasons are a-changing and life is so strange!

"I'm not going there to die. I'm going to see if I am really alive. "
-Spike (Cowboy Bebop)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I should make a real snufkin painting...

not such a great painting, but it was all for the quote! There aren't really many good Snufkin quotes, but this is the one I always go back to. 8)

"'I'm a tramp, and I live all over the place,' answered Snufkin. 'Iwander about andwhen I find a place that I like I put up my tent and play my mouth-organ.'
'Do you like this place?" asked Sniff in surprise, looking at the desolation all around them.
'Certainly I do,' said Snufkin. 'Look at that black velvet tree with the beautiful grey colors beyond; look at the mountains that are deep purple-red in the distance! And sometimes a big blue buffalo comes to look at himself in the river.'
'You aren't by any chance - er - a painter?' asked Moomintroll rather shyly.
'Or perhaps a poet?' suggested Sniff.
'I am everything!' said Snufkin, putting on the kettle."

Saturday, October 3, 2009

October has arrived!

What a wonderful night with Peter G, who sits so patiently while we render our asses off... Nick is here, so what fun lies in store! Nelson and Nick, our heroes from scary early-morning critters. and missing Lackeys a bit
Sheldon liked my charachter designs fot the Thenardiers (from Les Miserables)! Just need to adjust a few things in the pose. w00t for relief and musicals.

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. "
-Stanley Horowitz

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Now for some real time travel...

at various parties with the cuzuns. The last one's for you, Theresa!

"Wands are only as powerful as the wizards who use them. Some wizards just like to boast that theirs are bigger and better than other people's." -Hermione Granger

Thursday, September 24, 2009


So fall is here, holidays are a-coming. As the fool says, let's be happy! The Lackeys may be spreading out a bit, but there's much fun to be had.

"Let your heart guide you. It whispers so listen carefully..."
-The Land Before Time

Thursday, September 17, 2009

fall approaching

Torso drawing for Sheldon's class, copied from a Bouguereau painting. He is most genius!
and for tonight... rockband!

"Everything wanna be loved. Us sing and dance and holla just wanting to be loved. Look at them trees. Notice how the trees do everything people do to get attention... except walk? Oh, yeah, this field feels like singing! " -The Color Purple (movie)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I really should

get back to work!
Once I scan some drawings I'll stop posting photos... but for now, Adam's beautiful flowers!

"Only children know what they are looking for."
-The Little Prince

New home for the board

"Dude I can't believe we didn't get blown up. We're like those guys on TV who never get shot. Yeah we're like main characters."
-Henchman #21, Venture Brothers

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

still trying

to photograph this thing... I really don't want to reshoot the others!

It truly was a spectacular weekend, friends! I feel so sorry it's over... But the summer of stress is also closing. Now is the time for all us Lackeys to move in to more times of happiness. 8)

"If you say 'live together, die alone' to me, Jack, I'll punch you in the face." -Rose (LOST)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

thinking of you all

drawn on the road to disneyland. Amy is perfection in nerd form also 8)

"People aren't either wicked or noble," the hook-handed man said. "They're like chef's salad, with good things and bad things chopped and mixed together in a vinaigrette of confusion and conflict." -A Series of Unfortunate Events

Monday, August 17, 2009

Just some disneyland doodles from various sittings and line waitings...

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you."
-Winnie the Pooh

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

dancing and singing abound

Our Disneyland trip was a wonderful escape from reality:

laughing dancing and tearing up at fireworks displays=teh awesome

"All right. I'm corny. But I think there's just about a-hundred-and-forty-million people in this country that are just as corny as I am. "

-Walt Disney

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Thinking of summer passing

I've found that besides Sifton's messed-up legs, Kiska usually needs to be restructured... That and leaves. I don't know what I was thinking when I did these messed up plants several years ago 8(

"Um, what's the name of the word for things not being the same always? You know, I'm sure there is one. Isn't there? There must be a word for it... the thing that lets you know time is happening. Is there a word?""Change."
Delirium and Dream, in SANDMAN #43: "Brief Lives: "

Monday, August 3, 2009

to the boy who lived

Our traditional Birthday celebration... Harry's getting on- 28 years!

"Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"

Thursday, July 16, 2009

good health to everyone!

today I looked up fanfiction for the first time in a long time. Our quote today is brought to you by
fanfic synopsis:"Sometimes, a bump can be accidental - it can be on purpose and it can be a tease. But sometimes, a bump can mean something special for two certain people. Could it be that bumping into each other was destiny? Or could it be Fate doing its job? SSHG. DONE!"
how can I love and hate fandom at the same time 8)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

a crap scan of drapery

because Hillary posted hers ;)

"The fool is looking for happiness far away. The wise man makes it grow under his feet."
James Oppenheim

(-sorry for getting stupidly preachy. I'll post a happier quote next time!)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I should be the slacking Lackey...

because I am so far behind in my comic. But this was a pretty successful redo, I think. It's like wideworld, special edition...I hope I'm not turning into George Lucas!

"My friend, if I could give you one thing, I would give you the ability to see yourself as others see you... then you would realize what a truly special person you are."
-Barbara A. Billings
(I don't know who Barbara Billings is, but qood quote nonetheless! for each Lackey)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

thinking of Nelson and Jayme...

in Harry Potter costumes.

If Nelson were (movie version) Remus, totally simple.

We could try to make a cloak if you want to feel more wizardy!

but at least we know we can wuss out and get a cardigan as backup :)

For Jayme we've been looking at Tonks, and we can't really decide which jacket is harder.

so it would really be up to you! The first one is HP4 version and the second is battle-ready Tonks from HP5. I think the fingerless gloves are the key anyhow.So let us know if costumes are in order, or if you don't even want to try. ;D
savers and fabric store trips?