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Monday, 17 December 2012

Summary of Art 2012

I feel I've improved quite a bit since January.

Anyway this was a really good year for me! I've really enjoyed drawing everything! :D

Umm, I drew a lot in the months May, June and July so it was hard finding just one picture.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

If you're anything like me, and the winter season gets you down, follow these steps and stay happy! :D

1) Listen to up beat and happy music! Nothing makes me more depressed than listening to whiny emo teenager music! ;D But if that's what floats your boat, then do it. My favorite music at the moment is sugary Eurobeat and J-pop - as it reminds me of much happier times.

2) Be sure to wrap up warmly. Look for cute gloves, scarfs and hats to protect from harsh climates. Wooly hats with animal faces have always been popular.

3) Spend time with friends and family. It really helps just to have fun with the ones you love to be honest! You can go out playing in the snow (if it snows in your area) or just having a girls night in watching a movie with mugs of hot chocolate.
My OCs <3

4) Retail Therapy! Or window shopping if you have no money like me! XD Don't go too overboard, but buy yourself something nice...

 5) Read books and comics that you like. At the moment I'm re-reading Hinako Takanaga's Challengers for the fourth time! <3 I have a friend that's reading all the Harry Potter books at the same time, for probably the 14th time in her life! One in each room of her house, I think... ;3

6) Get yourself into the Christmas spirit. Go buy a new Christmas tree if your old one's looking a little scrawny, or go gift shopping for loved ones. Listen to fun Christmas songs whilst you put decorations on the tree and try making home-made treats for friends. It's the thought that counts, really.

7) Find a good comedy to watch on TV! At the moment I find Miranda absolutely hilarious!! Austin Powers always goes down well too. XD

8) Search Tumblr and other picture/media websites for inspiring pictures of winter. I'm more of a summer kind of person, but looking at cute pastel pictures of winter and snow makes me feel better about the whole freezing to death-ness.

9) Make some Christmas cards with either shop-bought supplies or bits and pieces you find around the home.

10) Just smile! :)


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Ball Jointed Dolls

These dolls are sooo beautiful! If I had the money I would buy a whole army of BJ Dolls, but I don't so hehehe... ^^
I think I might try and make one when I have the time. Reading lots of internet tutorials is very inspiring, I just wish I had the skill lol.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Pullip Doll Tiphona

Yesterday my first Pullip doll, Tiphona, arrived from America!


 She's just so beautiful! I would recommend Tiphona to any doll lover, as her hair is so soft and her face up so gentle.
She's wearing clothes and accessories designed by Japanese lolita brand, Innocent World. The clothes are of immaculate quality with so much detail! If I had enough money, I would buy the human-sized version, even though I'm more of a sweet and gothic lolita rather than classic. The doll came with tiny shoes, a gorgeous headband and a really cute headband.

Her eyes can change direction rather than colour. The colour of her eyes look really natural.

I'm calling her Aika Takanaga after my favourite OC. 
 They look kind of alike, I suppose! :)
Aika (on the right)

 Aika is from the 50s, and she loves drawing comics and singing. She is half Japanese, half French, but lives with her rich and famous father and two elder brothers in Maine.
Her star sign is Gemini and she was born on the 26th May, 1945 (13-14 years old).
She is quiet, bubbly, friendly, fashionable and artistic. Aika likes spending time with her friend, Cherry Misaki.