Monday, December 27, 2010

Things I Like 03

Playing video games.

Watercolors and ink. Original size is 2.5"x3.5"

Now mind you, I never in a million years thought I would like any kind of fighting game. The last fighting game I ever played was Mortal Kombat for the Sega Genesis, and man, was I bad at it. I'm still terrible, which is why I stick to games like MarioKart, Lego Harry Potter or RockBand. But, my fiance recently purchased the SNK Classic Arcade Vol. 1. It's actually been a lot of fun. I think my favorites to play include Metal Slug (a run and shoot game) and King of Fighters '94. NEO Turf Masters has been quite addicting, too. It's certainly no Wii Sports: Golf, but it has it's charm. I love the expressions the characters have when they get below a Par. They are so upset, it's funny.

I must limit my time with these games, though, especially the fighting ones or I'll get the all-dreaded "gamer's thumb." I like my hands too much to get calluses on them.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Things I Like: Free Art Giveaway!

Eating chocolate.
Watercolors and ink. Original size is 2.5"x3.5"

I just want to say 'Thank You' to everyone who follows my artwork, whether you first came across me through deviantart, elftown, facebook, or the many other places where I have posted art. And so, I will be raffling off this ACEO. To enter this Giveaway, all you have to do is:

1.)Start Following this blog
2.)Leave a comment on this post including your email address

You have until midnight (Eastern Standard time), December 29 to enter. The following day, I'll put everyone's name in a hat and randomly select a winner. I will contact the winner through email. If I cannot reach that winner, I will select a new winner and so forth.

Please note: anonymous/private comments will not be counted

ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions, and Originals."
They are 2.5"x3.5". The size of a standard trading card.

Thank you and good luck!

Things I Like 02

I like pretending to be a wizard.

Watercolors and ink. Original size is 2.5"x3.5"
Original painting up for sale at my Etsy shop.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Things I Like 01

Reading comics.

Watercolors and ink. Original size is 2.5"x3.5"

Original painting up for sale. Check out my Etsy shop for details.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Cook 02: Baking

Watercolors and ink. Original size is 6"x8"
And speaking of baking...

A while ago I saw this post from the Magic Bean Buyer about making pie pops. I thought they were really cute, but wasn't intrigued to make them yet until I found this recipe on the Martha Stewart website. And, so here they are in all their sugar-y glory. I only made four of them as true pie pops with the sticks in them. My baking sheet wasn't nearly large enough for all of the sticks and 16 pies. I, also, didn't have a cookie cutter, so instead, I used a shot glass to cut the dough out. They came out perfectly (they even stayed up on my bamboo skewers which were my lollypop stick replacements), and I plan to make them again :)