Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fluttershy Ornament

My friend Hipster Derpy gave me this awesome Fluttershy ornament. She knows Fluttershy is best pony.

In other news I am home visiting relatives and making wedding preparations in Ohio.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


The Holiday Art Swap at the Arena this year took the form of bookmarks. I had an unfortunate computer crash right before I was going to ship mine, but one came in the mail for me!

fluttershy bookark by ~seethecee on deviantART

Fluttershy is truly best pony. I think I am just going to ask for Fluttershy all of the time.

Eyelet's bookmark of Powder got here just a few hours before I had to leave for the airport. I'm glad I got to see it in person, though it is hanging on my door with the holiday cards until after Christmas.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

ATC Spolight: Eviecorn

Eviecorn is a new member at the arena and she ended up being my partner for the November 1:1 ATC swap. She actually ended up drawing me two ATCs so I'm very grateful to her! The first image is a classic winter scene with Pinkie trying to eat the falling snow.

The second has Fluttershy and a cardinal! I love ponies and winter and birds, so this really couldn't be more perfect!

Thank you again Eviecorn!

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Toys R Us is having another BOGO sale so I picked up 2 sets of the blind bag ponies (now I can customize some!) I also actually remembered to pick up the pinkie pie ornament while I was there and you know... I'm thinking of going back for a second and customozing it as well. The pinkie ornament is actually VERY nice quality. It's easily my favorite pony ornament which says a bit considering pinkie is my least favorite pony of the mane six. I wish Twilight was the MLP brand mascot.

As you can see pinkie has a sculpted mane and tail, but the sculpt is actually very nice and very heavy, weighing more than a regular G4 pony.

This is a Pinkie ornament from G3 that came as part of a set. You can see that the quality is not as good and it has a very glossy finish.

Prior to G4 I was never a fan of sculpted manes/tails, but I think they are growing on me. One thing I have never liked has been the half sculpted half brushable thing. It drives me crazy!

And last but not least, here's a pic I grabbed of my minty ornament. I'll probably have fakies thrown at me or saying so, but I never really liked her sock obsession. I do like green ponies however and I'm interested to see if her G4 counterpart will ever ship to the US and what her personality will be.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

4K Thank You

Well this weekend the blog hit over 4,000 views. I know this is nothing compared to what EQD does every hour of every day, but there is still something gratifying about seeing those numbers continually going up. When you consider the blog started as just a place for me to throw up some pictures of my ponies and talk about stuff.

Of course I wouldn't have much without a reader, somehow writing is much easier when you know that someone else out there will read it. So thank you to everyone who reads this! I'm sorry 4K snuck up on me a bit, but I'll try to do a giveaway or something fun for 5K :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Ice Crystal ATC

I've mentioned ATC swaps on here before and this is something I drew for the November swap. My partner, Eviecorn said she liked G1 boys and scarves so I ended up drawing a G1 Ice Crystal. He's a mountain boy that was never available in the US and often goes for $100+ on ebay. I think the exclusiveness adds to his charm, but a lot of the appeal is also that he has very nice colors.

Honestly, I'm disappointed in his back and the bottom of the scarf, but man I love those blue eyes! I'm grateful for the ATC swaps, but I can't help feeling like I'm on the lower end of the art spectrum. I mean it's hard to be a hobby artist when you know some people got to go to art school and actually understand anatomy, color theory, and all that fun stuff. I feel like my biggest problem is my art isn't detailed enough. Maybe part of it is that I dislike doing backgrounds and I need to work on that but I need to to jut draw more to improve at all. I'm kind of considering trying to enter something for the traditional category for the contest on Equestria Daily, bu we shall see how things work. December is shaping up to be a pretty busy month for me.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Felt Fluttershy

Do you remember the felt Firefly I posted a while back? Well I finally finished Fluttershy!

Unfortunately, I feel like the yellow is too dark so the thread doesn't stand out as much. The felt only comes in so many colors though, so I don't really know what I can do. Also unlike Firefly she has a painted symbol. Hence the delay in finishing her as I had to find my brushes and paint.

Monday, December 5, 2011

ATC Spotlight: Shaiyeh/Miss_tuneful

ATC: Fluttershys Pumpkin Patch by *Shaiyeh on deviantART

I'm a little late posting this one, but I wanted to get permission before doing so. This amazing Fluttershy came from Shaiyeh/Miss_tuneful in the October ATC sap on the Arena. Miss_tuneful is one of my favorite artists on the arena as not only is her art excellent, she is actually one of the people who organizes ATC swaps. If you haven't read the description already that is mostly pen and paint. (Apparently lots and lots of layer of paint!) Now, when I said last time that I wanted to do more detailed art, this is the stuff I am talking about.

Of course after seeing her Fluttershy I checked out her gallery and saw she does commissions as well. (Contact her at miss.tuneful @ ) Now if only I would sit down and actually design my OC!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

When Fandoms Collide

I know this has been on Equestria Daily already, but everyone saw CardCaptor Derpy right?

Seriously, go watch it now because WOW. The creator said it took 2 months and I believe it! Now if only there was a Sailor Moon one....

But this brings me to the subject of crossovers. In general I think they are kind of a big part of the fandom considering Fallout Equestria and a bunch of other fanfic. A lot of the PMVs are really crossovers with other things too. I kind of wonder how it all works though. I mean ure probably a lot of people in the pony fandom are also into similar things. I would have thought adding in another fandom would decrease your readership/viewing audience significantly? As with CardCaptor Derpy I'm not surprised it made it to EQD because it's very well done, but I wonder what the crossover of the pony fandom and mahou shoujo anime is?

I recently drew a pony/pokemon mashup for a DA friend for an ATC trade. She asked for a bulba pony so I drew this.


Meh, I dunno.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Rarity's Carousel

The other day Toys R Us had a BOGO sale on My Little Pony - Buy one get one free. I had been annoyed that a pink "walking pose" unicorn was available only in this $30 set, when all I wanted was the pony. Well if you remember from the blog a while back I bought a molded set but used them as a treat for my Halloween meetup. I kind of fell in love with the molded ponies but can't afford the European ones(importing a set from Europe would probably cost $125 + shipping and there are 4 sets confirmed already) so I used to BOGO deal to get a set of molded ponies all for myself and I got the carousel set for free. I've dubbed the unicorn "Sorbet" until she has an official name.

So I'm a fan of the ponies, not so much of playsets but I'm a huge sucker for carousels (Sandusky, OH has a nice carousel museum if you are ever around) so imagine my annoyance when I tried to put the ponies on the little pegs (all the ponies have a hole in one leg to attach to playsets and such) and the ponies are too big to use with the carousel! Well I figure the blind bag ponies would look adorable on the carousel and they do!

But even the blind bag ponies are too big. Random parts get stuck and prevent the toy from spinning, ugh. So then I figure that only the animal companions/pony friends will fit, but the toy didn't work with those either. It's a good thing I'm a collector and not a little girl, I think I would be heartbroken if I were a kid and it didn't work properly, but for me it is just a cute little display.