It’s snowing outside like crazy today T__T At least I got to do one last winter shoot.
This is the official tumblr blog for the Etsy shop Sweet Ingenuity. Here I’ll be posting updates, sneak peeks, and other information that I think people might be interested in. I also plan on running some giveaways, to try and give something back to the awesome people who like my stuff :D
Thank you very much if you choose to follow me, like, or reblog. Each one brings a smile to my face, and helps me keep making new stuff!
Starting a side blog for Etsy stuff, though I’ll probably still cross-post I think it’ll be nice to have Sweet Ingenuity stuff all in one place :)
Somma the junk I’m working on right now, the downstairs table is coated in sculpting projects. I’m trying my hand at making poseable ball-jointed wings with resin-cast bones and real feathers.
IDK if they’ll turn out any good, but it’s one heck of a learning project. Finished dolls make it look easy, but jointing is hard T__T
Will Draw For Free (Need Examples!)
So here’s the thing, I want to start offering fancy-like inked headshots over at my Etsy store, and I need some examples. I’m pretty sure I can scrounge up a character or two to draw, but I want to show what I can do when working from a photo.
If you have a photo of yourself or a friend you’d like me to draw from, please send it my way (you can reach me at myracuulous (at) gmail (dot) com or by tumblr reblog) and I will pick a few to do. You’ll receive a digital copy of my results, and if you want me to send you the original I’ll just ask that you pay for the shipping and envelope (or I can deliver it to you in person if we see each-other IRL)
The only catch to this whole free art thing is that you have to be cool with me using your results AND YOUR PHOTO in my Etsy listing pictures, so I can show people what I was drawing from. I will happily either credit you for the photo in the picture, or leave you anonymous if you prefer :)
Reblogging cus I still need one more example, if anyone else is interested :D
I’d always wondered if there was a good word for that sort of relaxing tingly feeling you get when a friend is brushing your hair, or a salesperson is being particularly personable, or you’re watching a tutorial by a very soothing youtube presenter. Apparently it’s being described, and researched, as ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) and at least anecdotal evidence points to it being very relaxing and good for anxiety, panic attacks, and/or insomnia.
So this video is a scifi story designed to stimulate ASMR. Awesome.
For my not super arachnathrilled Exalted friends, I present a fan alternative to Heaven’s fate weavers: Pattern Moths!
They move about the loom spinning new patterns and correcting mistakes. When they encounter something that’s not supposed to be there, they eat it and store it in their expandable abdomen. When they need to move around, or express their indignant rage, they can extend shimmering essence wings from ports around their thorax-ish area.
After a full day of work, Pattern Moths are usually quite plump and covered in a thin layer of Fate residue, which makes them silky soft and fuzzy. They retire to the center of the Loom to groom one-another and enter a rest cycle, during which they digest what they’ve eaten and turn it into new Fatesilk.
But I like Pattern Spiders … oh, well, these are neat, too.
Pattern Spiders are actually like my favourite thing, but I have a peep who’s very dear to me who isn’t super thrilled about crawly eight-leg-y things, so I hope these will be a useful alternative house canon for groups with arachnophobes who still wanna do Loom-y stuff :3
Also, moths are just pretty much super adorable and I like my Exalted to be full of adorable.
Fun Fact About Pattern Moths: When taken away from the Loom, Pattern Moths seek out a fibrous environment in which to enter their hibernation cycle at the end of a work shift. This usually results in them falling asleep in someone’s hair.Another Fun Fact About Pattern Moths: Sometimes young Sidereals stop by the loom to pet the Pattern Moths. Though the Moths appreciate this assistance with their grooming cycle, the fate residue left behind can make things rather weird for the Sidereal. Some continue anyways, claiming that it’s “totally worth it, they’re just so soft and silky!”