Tag Sci Fi

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Fantasy and SciFi Book List

To read or finish in no particular order:

Inheritance Circle: Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance
Lord of The Rings (finish)
The Hobbit
Game of Thrones (finish)
Artemis Fowl
Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy
Enders Game
1984 (finish)
Name of the Wind
The Sandman
The Mists of Avalon
Rangers Apprentice
Inkheart
Leviathan Wakes
Faery Rebels

I’d like to complete this list by next year and maybe start reading some Vaginal Fantasy books with the club. 😉 I think that finishing the books I have on hand, and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making is the first order of business, and then more trips to the library! I haven’t been there in a long time and I miss it.

Future/Recommendations list:

Redshirts
Old Man’s War series
Snowcrash
Ready Player One

The Similarion
Dragonriders of Pern
Legend of Drizzt

brb reading
 

Thing-A-Week #5

Starbucks Poem watercolor.
I was actually at home this Monday and had access to my portfolio and was flipping through it to figure out which painting I’d like to feature this week and found my Eye of Jupiter/Starbuck’s poem watercolor that I made a while ago. I put a lot of effort into making the Eye of Jupiter and capturing a rusty feel with the background, and I still really like how it turned out.
So, for this week, it’s $10. 😀

Eye of Jupiter Watercolor

You know that Moment

When you make something and you love it and are proud of it and aren’t really sure you want to sell it?
 
That.
 
Today.
The TARDIS.
I bought two 7×14 canvases the other day so I could use my acrylics again, and this was the first thing I decided to do.
 
And also, yesterday, I was interviewed on Home Life Simple and featured on Harvesting a Legacy!

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey

Recently Alex and I started watching the 2005 Doctor Who – although we started in season 5 (2010) with Matt Smith (!!!!).
We….I’ve become somewhat enamored and geeking out over anything TARDIS or Doctor related. So, today, I decided to take Alex’s suggestion and paint something Who-ish. I wanted to show the TARDIS in an in-between state, so I allowed the paint to drip unevenly and added swirls around it to depict having just left or entered traveling and the TARDIS beginning to establish it’s form. All I can hear in my head is the parking break being left on. 😉

Life
I listed some art cards on etsy today so I can trade, and also, because I thought it would be fun. I’ve also joined a team that started organizing a promotion system that I’m really excited about.
I also spent much of the afternoon cleaning and re-organizing my office. I moved my art stuff back in there and got my easel set up (learning to paint standing up, it is actually helpful). I emptied a box holding junk and organized the junk and put it away so now Tonks has a little box to sit inside that he likes. He actually likes to sit under anything. Then I put up a bunch of my watercolors that I had laying around and the ones that aren’t taped to the wall are in my portfolio.

Food
Alex and I have been enjoying the new grocery store that expanded and reopened. Yesterday we got some fresh buns and made hamburgers for dinner tonight. They were really tasty. We’re also addicted to Izze (sparkling juice they sell at starbucks) turns out it’s actually healthy for you.
 
Win.

Eye of Jupiter and Starbuck's Poem

Today while listening to Harry Potter I decided to paint some more Battlestar Galactica stuff – Starbuck had been painting this one particular thing for years by the time we actually see it in the series.
The Eye of Jupiter is painted alongside a poem she wrote on her wall. I remembered it recently, and thought it would be fun to make a watercolor spin-off. It’s easier to decide on something *before* painting with watercolors, unlike acrylics where it doesn’t quite matter as much.

Six and a Raider

Today is grey. Painting Six and a Raider from BSG in a grey ship just seemed appropriate. I’m now down to my last canvas and in dire need of better detail brushes. I spent a long time trying to get the cold metallic-y feel and lighting down and contrasting with Six’s cold-yet-hott-(and kinda confusing) demeanor. I’m really happy with how it turned out.
What I’ve learned about the Sixes from BSG is that they use everything to their advantage – they come off as cold towards humans (except maybe Baltar) but they care very very deeply and will do everything in their power to make the world right (as they see it).
Six and Raider

New Painting: Preview

My husband and I have been working through Battlestar Galactica, we’re currently on Season 4 and we love it. Last week we realized that instead of working on one oil painting in art class, we’ll probably end up working on two, so I was trying to figure out what to use my second canvass on, and it hit me. We’ve been wanting to do something BSG related in the office, so I came up with this.
I call it, Starbuck’s Destiny.

Starbuck's Destiny BSG Sketch

It’s great because it keeps with my night/dark scene concepts that I’ve been wanting to work on (apparently, people rarely do that, go figure) and is also something derived from something current…and honestly, I’m really proud of my adaptation of the Cylon Raider.