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I've got new icons! djinni finished the last set of icons, and a new "icon day" is open for requests. If you want a new icon, his LJ has a link to his website. The first one is this cat with paintbrush, and the second is:

rainbow kitty running 100x100

It's fun just scrolling through each batch of icons, and even better to add to my personal trove of Djinni-art. It's a good break from the more drudgerly parts of life.

I always dread February bureaucracy. Taxes are no fun, and I always worry that I missed some important detail. The addition of Obamacare deadlines hasn't helped that. Reading through just one insurance plan's details is overwhelming. Trying to compare them is beyond that. I finally resorted to calling the insurance plans, trying to figure out important things like whether my allergist and asthma meds would be covered.

I hate it when it looks like my medicine will be covered, but when I try to figure out exactly how much it will cost, I find a message that it isn't in this plan. Right. Another call. I looked up and told My Angel that there has to be a better way!

Well, this insurance company put me in contact with an insurance agent, who made multiple calls on my behalf before I made a decision--but the decision is made. The next bit of paperwork is taxes, but I'm still awaiting a 1099, so I can put that off at least until after Capricon.

I'm going to be doing the Midwinter Faire at Capricon again, and in honor of my Aunt, who left some black paper behind, I'm going to do spacescapes with whoever stops by my table (unless they request something different). So, I'm going to share some in-progress shots of the painting. I started with a canvas that my Dad had primed with black long ago. I have no idea what he was planning, but I started with a little hint of a nebula and then added a planet.

nebula planet

After I started adding more to the painting, I figured I should back up a bit and get the whole canvas for today's in-progress picture:


And now, I should head to bed. There's more to do tomorrow!

But hey--if you'll be at Capricon, stop by the Midwinter Faire and we can art together! I may also be set up in the Capricon Cafe at some point. If you haven't painted before, I'll provide intsructions, and if you have, maybe I can learn something from you.


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Feb. 10th, 2015 12:14 pm (UTC)
This spacescape is looking great. I'm excited to see the final piece.

Those new icons are very cool.
Feb. 10th, 2015 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I will post another pic for sure, once I've worked on it more.
Feb. 10th, 2015 01:43 pm (UTC)
Hey, those new icons look great! Good luck on taking care of the taxes. Try not to get too stressed out.
Feb. 10th, 2015 06:25 pm (UTC)
You should to request a taur of your chosen species, though mostly Tod does head shots for icons. If you're not broke like me, you could commission a larger drawing. But if you're broke, you can still get a free icon.
Feb. 10th, 2015 06:43 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm not in a position to pay for an icon, but if you know of anyone who's willing to do it for free, I'd be happy to look into it. But yeah, it needs to be a full bodyshot. Any icon I use needs to make it clear that the character's a taur.

Also, can you please reply to the most recent PM I sent you?
Feb. 10th, 2015 06:50 pm (UTC)
If you go to Djinni's LJ, you can find the link to his webpage and scroll/tab back from there to find the post where you can make a request. Make it clear that you understand that a full body sketch will have a lot less detail, and I think he will be ok with it.

As to your PM, I've been a little busy, but I'll try to get to it before I leave for Chicago. If not, early next week for sure!
Feb. 10th, 2015 07:13 pm (UTC)
Okay, thanks for the help! I hope you have a nice trip!
Feb. 10th, 2015 02:04 pm (UTC)
I love the spacescapes!!!
Feb. 10th, 2015 06:26 pm (UTC)
Well, it's one spacescape in three stages, but thank you!
Feb. 10th, 2015 03:01 pm (UTC)
Much as I'd enjoy the Nobel Prize,
and the shitload of movie-rights-money,
I gotta admit,
the paperwork surrounding abject poverty
is minimal, and relatively streamlined...
Feb. 10th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
I'd far rather be writing than filling out even minimal paperwork, but into each life some must fall.
Feb. 11th, 2015 12:59 am (UTC)
<pokes painting> Happy blue-green marble! And happy icons!

And ack, paperwork, but at least then it's done for a while.
Feb. 11th, 2015 04:00 am (UTC)
You gifted me with the image of my painting poking back at you. Not sure what to do with that image, but thanks.

I won't feel done until the taxes are done. I'm assured my last bit of paper is in the mail, at least.
Feb. 11th, 2015 03:11 am (UTC)
Feb. 11th, 2015 03:57 am (UTC)
I'm glad!
Feb. 14th, 2015 08:15 am (UTC)
I like that space-scape, beautiful work & quite ethereal.
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