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May
10
2019

May ProgBlog #1: one step forward

Any given number of steps backwards.

Even though I'd repeatedly told 10yo not to start the quest in Habitica til 12yo and I were back from our respective jaunts, apparently he couldn't resist pressing the button.  So after we'd died a few times (mostly thanks to me as I have the biggest lists) I finally managed to scrape some stuff together enough to start working through my todo list (which I haven't updated outside of Trello but probably should).  If I can get it properly together I'll start jumping the quick stuff like I used to but currently my brain seems incapable so just plodding along in order it is.

This here was supposed to be a Christmas present for a couple of friends:

Apr
21
2019

April ProgBlog #2: tis the season?

So, not long ago in the grand scheme I found out one of my friends has breast cancer.  There is another skinhead mohawk pending once I get a moment.  More recently my grandmother died.  It's sad but she was just shy of 100 so it wasn't unexpected.  Tomorrow I'm on a plane to Melbourne, and will be home on Saturday.  This is mostly heads up that there may or may not be a progblog next weekend depending on how I'm feeling.

Progress-wise, well.  With the scales I was really going out of my way to avoid drawing them.  I figured once I got the hang of the scale brush everything would be sweet.  Well I decided eventually that I would just see what drawing them would look like.

Apr
08
2019

Changing the world to be ours

Rewrite the Stars songpic

No story for this one as it would never happen because Jinn would never willingly do something so dangerous XD  (I do have a scene where he has to dive after Zara when she jumps off a building to escape from Red, but that was out of necessity)

The idea for this came about after listening to the song "Rewrite the Stars" from The Greatest Showman:

 

Mar
29
2019

March ProgBlog #4: aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

I got to the last frame!

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And then the proverbial excrement impacted the thermantidote.

Earlier, we'd finall found a house that everyone really liked, so we'd popped an offer on, put our house on the market and started making plans.  Of course, some idiot then decided they absolutely had to have it at all costs and they were able to make an unconditional offer so we were forced to withdraw by a clause in the contract which we hadn't been particularly worried about because the house had been sitting on the market for over a hundred days and we figured if anyone had been interested it would have gone by now.

Mar
22
2019

March ProgBlog #3: nearly there

I needed a day to work on a birthday present for my favourite sibling.  Prior to that, here's about where I was up to.

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Mar
15
2019

March ProgBlog #2: was this where the rail was?

I fell so far off the track I'm not sure I'll be able to find it again, maybe it was a cliff I plummeted off? Who thought building a railroad through this kind of territory was a good idea?

Guess I'll just have to make yet another one.  Again.  There's probably a perfectly good plain not far away that would have made for a much easier journey too.

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Mar
09
2019

March ProgBlog #1: after an excessive delay

I honestly did not mean to go this long without producing a progblog :|

I have the excuse of being on Christmas Island, hanging with family and absolutely not enjoying the experience of working on my Surface Pro (I hate Windows) in January.

Nov
25
2018

November ProgBlog #3

Yeh yeh I'm late again.  Much shenanigans happened on the weekend taking 11yo, a bunch of her giggly friends and 13yo to Bounce (9yo was meant to come to but he'd sliced his toe open on Thursday by deciding it was imperative that his iPad be unlocked on the way to the car rather than in the car after he'd clipped in and thus he didn't notice the kerb I'd parked next to), and then one of the girls stayed over (which I found out was happening on the day, fortunately I'm cruisy).

Also I didn't visibly progress as much as I wanted.  As far as the work is concerned well I'd love to tell you how any times my perfectionist tendency has kicked my sorry tail to the kerb repeatedly (aka I kept redoing the thing because I wasn't happy with something or other and because of how the scales intersect it was really hard just to remove the section that was causing the problem) but I've long since lost count.

Nov
19
2018

November ProgBlog #2

I progressed!

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Oct
20
2018

October ProgBlog #4: cartwheels are harder than spins

And that's pretty much the extent of this progblog XD

This week has been pretty slow on all fronts.  9yo had a cold again so we couldn't go out and do much, so we just chilled and reconnected, which of course meant not much work getting done.  It also wasn't helped by having to make a hundred million phone calls to government departments.  I don't do phones so it was exhausting and I had to go hide for a little while afterwards.  I did get some villainous upgoats done, but even though I made some big swatches it didn't occur to me that I'd end up with a foxgoat til after I'd done it.  Sigh.

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