Concerning my absence:
Ive been away a lot lately, and also had some computer issues. For two weeks earlier this month, I was away visiting family, and at the end of that vacation my laptop decided to die, and I was without access to any of my artwork for about a week before we got it fixed. And I tell ya, I was super anxious that whole week that I might lose my harddrive. Luckily, it was a problem easily solved, and no memory was lost.
My two weeks in Saskatchewan were great. I had been thinking about not going this year, and going to some local events that were taking place while we would be gone, but Im glad that I decided on going. All of our relatives live in Saskatchewan, except for two families that live in Alberta. Were the only ones in BC, and we make a yearly trip to see them each year. During the last week of the trip one of my cousins and I drove down into Montana, to go shopping in Havre. After shopping, we went cruising through the Little Bear Paw mountains, which was fun. After three hours of wondering whether we were going to hit a dead end on those gravel roads, we finally came out onto the highway, and made it back across the border before 9pm (when they close the border). My dad and I went gopher hunting several times, out in the hills by the old farm that my great-great grandpa homesteaded on. My dad grew up there, and now one of his brothers runs the place. Its in the perfect location, right by some beautiful hills and valleys. Ive decided that I want to retire there, lol. Theres this beautiful little abandoned homestead nestled in a valley a mile from that homestead. When my great-grandmother moved to Canada from Sweden, she came with her best friend Frieda, who lived in that little place. It been abandoned for the past 50 years or so, but Id love to rebuild there. When I win the lottery. Lol.
After interrogating my parents last night I finally figured exactly the recipe of my Heinz 57 mutt breeding. I am:
mix em together and you get me
And from that selection, it turns out I look just like my Russian grandmother.
Anyhow, Im nearly done those commissions on my list. I would have posted them already, but I think they need a little more tweaking. One of them Ive re-done 5 times
I just dyed my hair today. I was originally going to go for red and black (the colours of the Wolfpack), but ended up going a safer route (as black dyes almost impossible to get out) and did dark brown with red highlights. I like the result
Ive dyed my hair various shades lighter than my natural colour before, but Ive never gone darker, but I think Im going to stick with going darker from now on. Ill post pictures sometime this week (after I take a million and find one that looks halfway decent).
Next weekend is a very special weekend. ITS WARTIME BABY! Whooooooooooooohooooo! Its Clinton War weekend, and Im tweaking my armour up, fixing my medieval dresses, and getting ready for the par-tay. Im going to find some face paint to use as war paint, which will go nicely with the leather pauldrons I have and the rest of my fur-covered armour. A fur-clad barbarian valkyrie, am I!!
Suddenly, that Galadriel line from FotR comes to mind (Im quoting this from memory, forgive any mistakes)
In place of a dark lord you shall have a queen!! Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the gods! Treacherous as the seas! Stronger than the foundations of the earth! All shall love me and despaaaaiiiiir.
Well, one of my life-time goals is to become a good enough fighter to win a principality tourney and become a princess by my own right. Laugh if you will, but I can have my dreams, eh? And after I achieve that, who knows? I like to reach high. Wow, Im really having a night of thinking up corny movie lines, because one line just popped into my head, from A Knights Tale (love that movie, btw!), about changing the stars (or ones stars, I cant remember exactly how they put it).
Anyways, back to the main reason behind this journal (if youre still reading, that is): I apologize for my long absence from DA. Commissions in progress as well as the kiriban prizes will be posted asap, probably this week. Ill be super busy finishing up my armour and garb, but Ill find time (somehow) to fit in the retouching of the pics.
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