So this was a thing....

That happened over the summer. I finally got it off the camera :)


Post-Acen and Sketches

I just realized I forgot to post (here) the Acen wrap-up. I posted to DeviantArt and forgot the blog entirely. There's pictures and stuff, which I don't feel like uploading and formatting here and whatnot right now (it's getting late), but have a link to the dA post: Twitchy Kitty Studio: Post-Con Wrap Up: Acen 2014

The coolest thing, which I will mention: I placed second in the competition! It's been a couple weeks and I'm still stoked about that!

Moving on...

I'm still about, and I'm behind in the June Marshamallow Surprises Subscription installment. Mostly because of Acen, but now that's over and I'm better rested I have no excuse. So I gotta get on that. But, I haven't been completely slacking! I got a new sketchbook recently. I am loving this thing, and I've been playing with the white gel pen I also recently picked up. Yes, I was inspired by Will Terrel! Naturally, I can't get enough of this thing yet, but I'm sure I'll get it out of my system soon enough.

Nope, no marshamallows, I needed a break from them. A lot of trees, they're really fun to draw. Husband loves the pink one (because of the movement, not the pinkness) best.

Don't worry, I'll get back to marshamallows soon.


Pony Mallows

Finished up Cheese Sandwich today, and even got him framed! Him, Fluttershy, and Rainbow Dash mallows are going to Acen 2014 next weekend. So excited for them, they're going to have a great time in the Art Show!


Dragon Sketches

I'm really excited for How to Train Your Dragon 2. I'm actually sketching something besides marshmallows! Which might happen now and then, as even my brain needs a break. Here we have a night fury, deadly nadder, and a terrible terror.

My Reaction When: A Marshamallow Sketch

My reaction when I tried the JetPuffed Stacker Mallows. You know, made especially for makin' s'mores with. They're kinda square. and huge. It's weird. I'm not a marshmallow connoisseur, but I didn't really care for them. I'm not into s'mores at all, so they don't really help me any. I tried roasting one, which was successful (burnt to a crisp! Perfection!), but.... meh. Mostly, they're kinda weird.

I don't think there's anything wrong with them, in fact home-made marshmallows tend to be square. Really, the roundy ones I grew up with ought to be weird, but because I grew up with them, the square ones are weird. Also, I couldn't take the excessive sweet that the hugeness gives — I was done before I finished the second one!

You should check them out if you're into s'mores and/or marshmallows, though. Decide for yourself, they might be just what you're looking for.

Comic: Cuisine!

This was directly inspired by a video my friend Kelly posted online recently. She'd taken a trip to Florida, and on the alligator tour, the guides threw marshmallows at the gators to get them to snap at something less traumatizing than actual live food or patrons. It just didn't seem fair to me that the gators got all the eatin', so this posh little guy stole one of the baby gators for some cuisine eatin' of his own. It's fancy! He has a monocle and a shrimp cocktail for later!


Relating to The Education of a Poet

A poem I wanted to share but it's not mine: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178169

It's called The Education of a Poet. Written by Leslie Monsour, ©2000.
I don't know where I originally found this poem, it's printed out on an old sheet of paper with half an essay by Ted Kooser. It was probably from an English course so long ago.

Sadly, I can relate to the piece all too well. So many days I wake up eager to create... something, anything! But I sit down to my tools, and lose all motivation. Sometimes for no reason at all. Then I start questioning the point of what I do. Why do I do it? Does anyone care? Am I even doing it for the right reasons? What are the right reasons? Does any of it even matter?

Then, instead of being productive and creative, I surf the web admiring the art of others. Clearly, I think too much.