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Sweet Green

Posted in constructions, cute, plush critters with tags , , , on February 3, 2010 by darcyarts

I’m not talking about my morning spirulina smoothy, though that was fab, I am talking about my sassy lil’  girly dragon.

This is the second one I’ve made and she’s cute.

She’s wider than the others and I like the slightly altered proportions.

Color is a strange thing or I guess I should say the psychological effects of color are interesting.

The whole time I was working on the dark blue dragon/draik I was sort of bothered by the dense color.

I could see every speck of lint and fuzz that got near it. That drives me crazy but there was just something about the color that made me feel yucky.

Working with the lime green was a relief.

The little girly dragon is on her way to Ohio where I hope she is loved for years.

Energy for the Bod

Posted in constructions, food, plush critters, radio with tags , , , , on January 31, 2010 by darcyarts

Okay, I admit I was up waaay too early this morning but I’d had lots of sleep. The thing is we are falling asleep ridiculously early these cold, gray days. The bed is so warm and comfortable and it is where we watch TV. It just sucks you right into dreamland.

I figure I’ll be ahead of the game when we have to spring forward in April.

Listening to the radio is one of my greatest pleasure. I learn so many good things from NPR programs.

The People’s Pharmacy always seems a little odd to me but they give good info. I found out all sorts of good things about fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue today. I learned from Dr. Jacob Teitlebaum, about ribose and probiotics. It was cool.

I’m going to the health food store as soon as they open. I started the day with a fruit smoothy beefed up with a paste made of vegetable powder and spirulina. The ribose is supposed to help muscles. Yes.

I’m well on my way to finishing the custom dragon project.

I will finish it up today and tomorrow. The wings need stays sewn into them. The tail need’s to be stuffed and attached.

This morning’s picture of the head came out fuzzy.

He’s coming out a little bit of a bad-ass baby dragon. I think I’ll put a dart, a little fold in his tongue and claws on his feet.

He also needs a few fronds and flairs on the top of the head and cheeks.

He’ll look pretty good by tomorrow.

I had a strange/good idea this early a.m. involving big rug needles and shrunken doll heads.

Tune it later in the week for more.

Back in the Saddle

Posted in Art, cute, etsy, plush critters with tags , , on December 8, 2009 by darcyarts

So happy to come home to a flow of orders over at DarcyArts!

Squiddies are going off to new homes this crisp winter. Catnip squids and adorable squids for people are charming the peeps.

I sold my first curly star and I’ve got them waiting to be sewn in pink and purple, too.

I made a couple of green Albi-like dragons early in Dec.

Keep ’em coming, folks!

Zohar and Dragons

Posted in Art, etsy, music with tags , , , on December 23, 2008 by darcyarts

It’s my day off and I’m listening to a new CD that came in the mail Monday.

zoharcdFresh Air with Terry Gross featured the music of Erran Baron Cohen last week and I really liked it.

EBC wrote the music for his brother’s Borat movie. Both of these men have a calling to question borders and the meaning of culture.

Check them out. Sasha and Erran. They must have some mighty genes in that family. Brilliant.

doyouhaveanyfaithcdErran Baron Cohen was on fresh air because he has a Hanukkah album. It kicks ass, too.

I was contacted via Etsy’s Alchemy special orders set up and asked if I thought I could make two little dragons. I said I’d try it. So my busy season extends by another two weeks. This will be fun.

The dragon comes from the Flight of the Conchords show.

Here is a video: