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Moving logistics...?

Have any of y'all moved cross country before? Rich and I are moving from Georgia to Altadena, CA in September and we're trying to determine what our moving costs and options are. Anyone have any advice?

We're thinking about climate-controlled storage for our extra furniture if we can find someplace affordable. Anyone ever shipped their pets?

Art Post - MLP Fluttershy wallpaper

Oh lord, take cover- the ponies are back!

Fluttershy wallpaper done in the style of whoever made this: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v471/dwelian/my%20little%20pony/reference%20photos/2282-flyinggogglesrainbow_dash.png

Can't figure out who the artist is, so I can't see if they made more. It was bugging me so I basically said "oh fuck that, I'll just make them myself". So here's #1, starring Fluttershy. The bg is mostly just a re-arranged screenshot, so if anyone has a better idea for it let me know and I'll be happy to sling the file with layers to you to get creative with.

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Anyone need a DreamWidth code?

Anyone need a DreamWidth code? I've got one if you do!

Beautiful spring day

Today was absolutely gorgeous. I went over to my Uncle's hoping to ride; but lord knows what he's done with his trailer because it wasn't there (and therefor neither were the bridles). Instead I spent an hour or two giving all the critters fresh water, hunting horseshoes and trash out of the pasture and playing with the horses. It's amazing how willing they are to play tag when you've got apple-flavored horse treats! It's fun because there's five of them at the moment (three are boarders) so there's a lot more personality thrown into the mix. And I don't know the name of the rangy little faded black with a star but I like him- he's spunky.

Now I need to buy my own bridle! That way I'll always be able to ride.

Art Post! - Fighting Stallions, finished

If you want to see how they turned out, here y'go! Keep in mind these aren't my characters, I don't normally go for the unrealistic coat patterns/ colors.

Also? Ugh! I reallyreally want a scanner or a tablet. Doing all the lineart and coloring using my mouse took me so long I didn't even bother making a bg. I just filtered the crud out of a stock photo.

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Help! Artist &/or technology types!

I just went to use my scanner with my new computer only to discover...they hate each other. Hypatia (my computer) even went so far as to inform me she does not recognize my scanner at all and even if she did they would never be compatible (actually the websites I looked up said they were incompatible models, but I found it funnier coming from 'Tia). Apparently Hypatia only dates younger models because she ignores my printer too. Which has led to me realizing...I need new ones. Which makes sense; I bought the scanner and printer in 2001 to take to college so they're several generations too old.

I need a nice high resolution scanner and printer to make art with. Any suggestions for an affordable set-up? They don't have to be combined; I can have a separate printer and scanner.


Art Post! - Fighting Stallions

Been working hard trying to get some action and emotion into this latest piece. I'm in the middle of inking it, but I think it will turn out okay. I'm certainly happy with the stallion on top anyway!
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vacation woohoo!

Rich and I are off to the beach! We'll be back Wednesday- late!

Also, last night I got to participate in Dana Ruth's PMC class. I am in so much trouble; it was a ridiculously fun technique to learn. I want to play with it again!

Going the rounds

Hey Flist!
Some of you I know extremely well(you know who you are) but others I know very little about. But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's so and so...she likes office supplies." I'd love it if every single person who friended me would do this. (Yes, even you people who I know really well.) Then post this in your own journal. In return, ask me anything you'd like to know about me and I'll give you an answer.

I've had fun answering this on a few other people's journals and thought I'd throw it out here as well. Have fun with it!