Finished Space Painting

As you’ve probably guessed, I finished the space painting!

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Above is a progress shot taken just after finishing the USS Enterprise, a close-up of which is below.

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Here’s the finished painting, with from left to right, the Millennium Falcon (Star Wars), the Rampion (The Lunar Chronicles), the TARDIS (Doctor Who) and the USS Enterprise (Star Trek).

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It looks like Sarah’s looking up at the night sky, doesn’t it? If only spaceships actually filled the night sky, imagine that?

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

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Painting Space

I acquired these two canvases around Christmas time, for a painting I wanted to do for my room. In this painting, I wanted to have galaxies, stars, and several of my favourite spaceships. Both canvases are 20 x 24 inches, and I put them together to double the space I had for the painting.

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Here, I’m painting the galaxy clouds…

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…and the stars…

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…and the first spaceship!

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I’m really happy with the TARDIS, though if I could change one thing, I’d make it darker. The paleness of the paint was a mistake in mixing the colour, and I wasn’t bothered to fix it. It stands out against the black, anyways.

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The second ship I’m tackling is the Rampion (from The Lunar Chronicles). This is heavily based on the version on the cover of the TLC colouring book, as I find that the blueprints  are a) hard to read, and b) they give no indication of the Rampion’s colour.

I’m really pleased with how well it’s coming along, though if anyone has advice for the rear end, it’s much appreciated! I want it to look like the end of a rocket, with four defined tubes for exhaust (?) to come out of, though I’m not sure how I’d do this from what I’ve got so far.

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic

2017 In Review

Whew! What a year!

I believe last year I re-capped the year in 12 photos, and I thought I’d do the same this year, so we can see how my skills have developed. Starting with January:

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February:

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March:

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April:

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May:

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June:

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July:

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August:

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September:

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October:

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November:

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December:

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Looking at the pictures I chose, I seemed to do a lot of sewing and crochet this year! There were quite a few big achievements, including the knitted socks, the shawl (my first crocheted item of clothing), and publishing the Occamy pattern.

I was also able to make some miniature food this year, including the delicious cinnamon rolls – don’t they look delightful? I also think my miniatures skills have improved alongside my sewing/embroidery and crochet skills, what with the trophies.

Hopefully next year I can continue improving, and try to make a few more big projects, like sets (*cough* Diagon Alley), as I find them just as fun as the little projects I make in between.

It’s been amazing sharing this year with all you wonderful readers, your comments truly make me happy, and I enjoy sharing in your blogging journeys too.

Anyways, see ya next year!

FillieFanatic

Christmas Books

Over Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive a number of wonderful gifts (thank you!), some of which included these books.

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I remember reading the Infernal Devices after I’d read the Mortal Instruments, and liking these three more than the original six. Also, these covers are gorgeous.

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This series is called Princess Academy, and is about a girl from a poor mountain community who, in learning to read, helps her community to prosper. I feel it’s really underrated, so if you spot it on a shelf, do pick it up! The first one is the pink one on the left.

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I received the first and the third (the green one) for Christmas, as I’d already purchased the second one (purple, at the top).

Rejected Princesses is actually the book for a website that I found a while ago, and it tells the stories of women throughout history who were too “Awesome, Awful, or Offbeat for Kids’ Movies.”

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I would highly recommend checking the website out, though I would watch the maturity ratings on the side of the entries.

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You can see RP on the right here, on top of the TLC colouring book.

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And the Infernal Devices and Princess Academy are again on the right here. (The garland of beads are my Christmas decorations, which I haven’t taken down yet!)

Did you get any books for Christmas? If not, what was your favourite thing about Christmas?

Anyways, see ya!

FillieFanatic