Oct. 8th, 2017 12:08 pm
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This is the first thing I've colored with my new Caliart alcohol markers. It's a great price... only $21.99 for 40 pens. Nice colors and they don't bleed. They have a fine tip for smaller areas, and a broad tip that's great for backgrounds or larger areas. I also used a Copic marker for the skin. The difference is that Copics have a brush tip, which is nice for blending and it feels more like a paint brush. You can still blend with the Caliart markers, it just has a different feel to it.

I colored this in less than an hour. It's so easy on the hands and wrists!


Oct. 2nd, 2017 12:45 pm
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It's the time of year for autumn coloring. :) This is another one from Nikki Burnette's grayscale coloring book, done with alcohol markers and sharpies.

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On the weekend, I learned how to make Granny Squares! I tried figuring it out from a book, but kept making mistakes. Once a month on Saturdays, one of the stores in my area has free drop-in crochet instruction, and I spent some time on it last August, but didn't quite get it. But now, it's finally clicked, and I can do it!

Instead of making more small squares, I'll keep making this one larger until I run out of yarn.

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To celebrate the anniversary of his adoption, Reuben is issuing a challenge.

... write a story of any length using these words

Mama’s milk is warm, and every sip of it leaves me content. Her purrs rock me to sleep, and her gentle nudges tell me when to wake. A pile of small soft gingers cling to her fur. I follow her everywhere, in this place she calls home.

My dreams take me far away, to a cat who wants to play, and another who longs for comfort. Mama tells me that dreams are real, and so are goodbyes. She meows that I'm her little ball of light, the goodness in her heart. Strong hands lift me away, as I take one last look at her sweet amber eyes, tears dripping from my own.

This place is new, and doesn’t smell like home. But a kind lady lifts me up, and places me in her lap. I search her face, and mama is staring back at me. She gently places me down, and waits as I go to a meeting that’s already happened in my dreams.

A first sniff, a simple nose nudge, a comforting meow. New brothers greet me, tell me their stories. I will be here a long time, always ready to listen.

New mama says I’m adopted, that a year has passed. Anniversary tuna sits on my plate, surrounded by a circle of treats, and a circle of friends.

Link to the challenge:

Happy Tag

Sep. 11th, 2017 03:32 pm
casey28: (cat sleeping on sunflower)
Flower pics from when I take walks. :)

more flower pics )
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August and September images from my "Proverbial Cat" calendar. :)

September kitties )

Winter 2006

Sep. 6th, 2017 10:21 pm
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With all the heat waves we've been having this summer, the thought of Sam in the snow is very appealing. So, I made this edit from ep 1.13, but then I ended up writing a drabble for it. I also did a recording... I hope it turned out ok!

Winter 2006

Winter turns the world gray with a hint of blue, as white flakes dot the air. The snow rides on a northern breeze, eager to find its way towards Sam.

Winter remembers this boy. He played as other children played, but he wasn't one of them. Now, Sam stands on the edge of things, snow urging him forward. Secrets pull at the corner of his coat, cold whispers of things to come.

Winter weaves a heavy mantle on the future boy king, made of threads that Sam can’t see. The weight of it saddens Sam’s heart, makes him ache in places he didn’t know could hurt.

Winter watches as Sam puts a photo in his memory box. “Winter 2006” is written below, ink fading as the years pass. Darkness stains the edges, but nothing breaks Sam's pure heart.

Winter stops crying for Sam. There are better uses for tears, better sorrows to weep for in the night. Dark dreams fade as the ending comes into sight. Dean’s hand fits Sam’s perfectly in a heaven that’s all theirs.

Record and upload audio >>


Sep. 6th, 2017 10:18 pm
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From Molly Harrison's "Enchanted Sea - Mermaid Coloring Book in Grayscale", done with Sharpies. :)


Aug. 23rd, 2017 11:31 am
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Some thoughts about the eclipse...

It was an amazing experience, even though I wasn’t in the area of totality. Watching as it went from the size of a fingernail on the left side, then growing larger as it emerged from the top of the moon. Everything around me looked sharper, especially shadows. The light was dim, but not dark like sunset. A patch of sky above had dark streaks in it, as if the night sky was trying to peek through. I thought it would be much darker, but most of the sky was still blue. I learned that even with 92% of it covered, the sun is powerful enough to give us a unique version of daylight. The light is thin, but the world is still very much visible in it.

Anyway, it was fun!

Lots of great pics of the eclipse out there... this one from tastefullyoffensive made me smile. :)

Happy Tag

Aug. 23rd, 2017 07:28 am
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Lovely petunias from my balcony garden! :) The first pic was taken earlier in the month, and the second one is more recent.

night sky petunias )
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[personal profile] lindahoyland and Reuben's challenge from Aug 5th.

Write a story of any length and include these 6 words


The air breathes its sweet moisture on the blackberries, waking them from their slumber. It’s time for the blackberry fairy to arrive, and they must be awake for the occasion! Ducks paddle their little legs eagerly, racing across the pond, hoping to catch a glimpse of her. Birds and butterflies circle the bushes, stirring up some sparkle to dust on her wings.

Threads of light appear, very faint at first, but growing ever stronger. Blinking into their world, they watch as she lands gracefully.

She sings them a song never before heard…

Berries dark and deep,
kinder than the dearest heart,
and twice as sweet.
First blackberry
lifts its head,
sings its song,
keeps us fed.
Last blackberry
tells its tales,
never leaves,
never fails.

Link to the challenge:
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From Felicia Day's tumblr... this sounds awesome!

Hey guys! Just a shoutout for the airing of my My Little Pony episode! It will premiere August 5th on Discovery Family! I do a voice with William Shatner, so it’s super special and fun episode, please tune in!!!


Jul. 15th, 2017 04:22 pm
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This kitty is enjoying a massage. Turn up the volume to hear the purring! :)


Jul. 14th, 2017 08:31 pm
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Tagged by [personal profile] heyurs

Do you make your bed? Sometimes.

The first car that was officially yours? I don’t drive

Three grocery items you don’t run out of? Blue Diamond unsweetened almond milk, Tilamook cheddar cheese, Cheerios
more questions )


Jul. 14th, 2017 08:25 am
casey28: (color me happy)
From the Nikki Burnette grayscale coloring book - Tesla the steampunk girl!

I did the skin with sharpies, the background with eye shadow, and the rest of it with prismacolor pencils. :)

Also, I used a filter to smooth it out a bit, because it looked too grainy.

Icon Posts

Jul. 10th, 2017 09:31 pm
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I'm going through all my icon posts that have photobucket codes... everything from 2008 to the middle of 2016. I'll be uploading all these icons again to the posts with LJ scrapbook. So far, I've done 2008 - 2010 (26 posts). 3 years down, 6 more years to go!

Update... I've finished 2011 and most of 2012. It's a lot of work, but I can't bear the thought of losing my icon posts!
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Kale is a cool weather plant, and I bought some last fall. Most of them lasted until early spring. But I've never had one that's survived the summer! This is an ornamental kale, and it seems to be enjoying the hot weather. :)


Jul. 4th, 2017 10:14 pm
casey28: (cat sleeping on sunflower)
Wonderful vid about a rescued feral cat... very moving!


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