mydeadthingsdiary:

Well it’s that time … IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
To celebrate 700 people following this blog (which still hasn’t quite sunk in … so many people … ಠ_ಠ) and also to share some of my recent roadkill findings, I’m hosting a giveaway! ~ *:・゚✧ But, I wanted to make this a giveaway with a bit of a twist…
 I will definitely be giving away, at least -★ A small vial of feathers from Michael the peregrine falcon★ A deer molar★ A piece of pheasant skin (preserved) with yellow and orange feathers attached
If the winner of the giveaway has alcohol and a jar in which to keep it, I will also be giving away awet preserved hind paw [x, x] from a Benedict Cumberbadger, the European badger I picked up recently! For ease of posting I would take it out of the jar the paws are currently in and post in (several) ziplock bags, hence why the winner would need their own preservatives to keep the paw in. However, if the winner is would not able to keep the badger paw, I would substitute it for something from my etsy shop.
Also, I will throw in some other items over the course of the giveaway :3 Other items I’m considering adding are the rabbit fur stole you can see part of in the above photo, a salt dried platy, a european rabbit skull and various feathers from different species.
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Entry Rules:▶ UK & EU residents only★ You do not have to be a current follower▶ Liking or reblogging this post will count as one entry. Multiple reblogs do not increase your chances of winning (sorry guys but I’m hoping it’ll be a lot easier to pick the winner this way as last time I was scrolling through peoples blogs to count how many times they had reblogged the post v_v)★ The giveaway will end on May 1st 2014, midnight GMT time▶ Your ask box must be open so I can contact you when you win. I will wait 24hrs before drawing another name!

Oh! <3 Peregrine feathers… :’O

mydeadthingsdiary:

Well it’s that time … IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

To celebrate 700 people following this blog (which still hasn’t quite sunk in … so many people ಠ_ಠ) and also to share some of my recent roadkill findings, I’m hosting a giveaway! ~ *:・゚✧
But, I wanted to make this a giveaway with a bit of a twist…

I will definitely be giving away, at least -
★ A small vial of feathers from Michael the peregrine falcon
★ A deer molar
★ A piece of pheasant skin (preserved) with yellow and orange feathers attached

If the winner of the giveaway has alcohol and a jar in which to keep it, I will also be giving away awet preserved hind paw [x, x] from a Benedict Cumberbadger, the European badger I picked up recently! For ease of posting I would take it out of the jar the paws are currently in and post in (several) ziplock bags, hence why the winner would need their own preservatives to keep the paw in. However, if the winner is would not able to keep the badger paw, I would substitute it for something from my etsy shop.

Also, I will throw in some other items over the course of the giveaway :3 
Other items I’m considering adding are the rabbit fur stole you can see part of in the above photo, a salt dried platy, a european rabbit skull and various feathers from different species.

~*✧*~

Entry Rules:
▶ UK & EU residents only
 You do not have to be a current follower
▶ Liking or reblogging this post will count as one entry. Multiple reblogs do not increase your chances of winning (sorry guys but I’m hoping it’ll be a lot easier to pick the winner this way as last time I was scrolling through peoples blogs to count how many times they had reblogged the post v_v)
 The giveaway will end on May 1st 2014, midnight GMT time
▶ Your ask box must be open so I can contact you when you win. I will wait 24hrs before drawing another name!

Oh! <3 Peregrine feathers… :’O

Me and Nay as the Doctor and companion enjoying the view of space with a cup of tea, just like Rory&#8217;s dad. :) This was part of a larger picture I made for Valentine&#8217;s Day, but this was the section that came out the best. 

When me and Nay first started dating early last year, we used to joke about him being the Doctor&#8217;s 12th regeneration. :D Then for Valentine&#8217;s Day that year he made me an awesome picture of us standing in front of the Tardis, with him as the Doctor with an outfit and sonic of his own design. Here he is wearing that outfit once more, showing Esther all the stars in the Milky Way and the distant Earth, as we recreate one of my favourite scenes from recent Who. :)

Me and Nay as the Doctor and companion enjoying the view of space with a cup of tea, just like Rory’s dad. :) This was part of a larger picture I made for Valentine’s Day, but this was the section that came out the best.

When me and Nay first started dating early last year, we used to joke about him being the Doctor’s 12th regeneration. :D Then for Valentine’s Day that year he made me an awesome picture of us standing in front of the Tardis, with him as the Doctor with an outfit and sonic of his own design. Here he is wearing that outfit once more, showing Esther all the stars in the Milky Way and the distant Earth, as we recreate one of my favourite scenes from recent Who. :)

unclewoodstock:

TXD: Movie NightIn my store, I often see guys trying to convince their girlfriends to watch a horror movie with them. This is what I imagine it would actually go like :3

unclewoodstock's new comic! Take a look. :)

unclewoodstock:

TXD: Movie Night

In my store, I often see guys trying to convince their girlfriends to watch a horror movie with them. This is what I imagine it would actually go like :3

unclewoodstock's new comic! Take a look. :)

roseofrodents said: Will you post any pictures of your feathers some time? I’d love to see it, if you ever do. :)

Sure! Actually I’ve been planning for a while to start a blog about my feathers, it’ll probably be on blogger but I’ll link it here when I set it up. Thanks! :)

guineapiggies:

Antonio Delle Vedove (1865-1944)Guinea Pigs And A Basket Of Grapes

Oooh! Must show this to my mum, she&#8217;s looking for when Guinea Pigs were first seen in Western art.

guineapiggies:

Antonio Delle Vedove (1865-1944)
Guinea Pigs And A Basket Of Grapes

Oooh! Must show this to my mum, she’s looking for when Guinea Pigs were first seen in Western art.

I&#8217;m a feather collector, so I decided to make some art about it so I could combine two of my favourite things to do: drawing and maintaining my feather collection!
It takes a lot of maintaining. I have hundreds of feathers, and as far as I possibly can I want them labelled with place found, date found and species (though that&#8217;s not as important as the first two).

In this picture you can see a lot of the stuff I use: ziploc bags of all different sizes for storing the feathers; sticky labels for labeling the bags; a fineliner pen for writing on the shafts of feathers that are too big to go in bags (I keep these in a jar as you can see); and things for identification: my feather guide, and the internet.

Mechanical pencil and marker pens.

Important note: In the USA, it&#8217;s illegal to possess feathers from the majority of birds, under the Migratory Bird Act. I&#8217;m from the UK. Here it&#8217;s legal to possess feathers (though the burden of proof that you didn&#8217;t kill the bird falls on the holder, which is why I keep my feathers organised and documented). I have the impression that other European countries are like the UK but I don&#8217;t know, so for mainland Europe and anywhere else in the world, check laws in your country. I only know about the US thing because you run into it every 2 seconds while looking up feather stuff online.

Thanks for sharing with me one of my greatest passions! :)

I’m a feather collector, so I decided to make some art about it so I could combine two of my favourite things to do: drawing and maintaining my feather collection!


It takes a lot of maintaining. I have hundreds of feathers, and as far as I possibly can I want them labelled with place found, date found and species (though that’s not as important as the first two).

In this picture you can see a lot of the stuff I use: ziploc bags of all different sizes for storing the feathers; sticky labels for labeling the bags; a fineliner pen for writing on the shafts of feathers that are too big to go in bags (I keep these in a jar as you can see); and things for identification: my feather guide, and the internet.

Mechanical pencil and marker pens.

Important note: In the USA, it’s illegal to possess feathers from the majority of birds, under the Migratory Bird Act. I’m from the UK. Here it’s legal to possess feathers (though the burden of proof that you didn’t kill the bird falls on the holder, which is why I keep my feathers organised and documented). I have the impression that other European countries are like the UK but I don’t know, so for mainland Europe and anywhere else in the world, check laws in your country. I only know about the US thing because you run into it every 2 seconds while looking up feather stuff online.

Thanks for sharing with me one of my greatest passions! :)

I&#8217;ve made a new tumblr about my gerbils! It&#8217;s http://gerbilbubbles.tumblr.com/ . If you like cute things, check it out! This is the logo I designed, with my own gerbils, Calvin and Hobbes (favourite strip cartoon ever :D). That&#8217;s supposed to be a piece of card that they will soon have chewed into nothingness! My digital art skills are still bad but I intend to keep practicing.

I’ve made a new tumblr about my gerbils! It’s http://gerbilbubbles.tumblr.com/ . If you like cute things, check it out! This is the logo I designed, with my own gerbils, Calvin and Hobbes (favourite strip cartoon ever :D). That’s supposed to be a piece of card that they will soon have chewed into nothingness! My digital art skills are still bad but I intend to keep practicing.

500 likes! Yaaaaaaay there is so much to like on here. :D

500 likes! Yaaaaaaay there is so much to like on here. :D

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For my boyfriend and my&#8217;s first anniversary. :) Costa is a special place for us. Here&#8217;s to many, many more anniversaries to come! &lt;3

For my boyfriend and my’s first anniversary. :) Costa is a special place for us. Here’s to many, many more anniversaries to come! <3

I decided to continue on some designs for a fish-man that I was working on back in 2008, that were influenced by the designs of Matsuri Akino’s fish woman from Pet Shop of Horrors: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v342/LadyoftheThread/psoh%20reference/eva.jpg


I’m working on figuring out the facial contours of this character, perhaps implying that there’s one of those pointy tooth-filled fish jaws under that adorable face! He’s so fun to draw. Next hopefully a coloured drawing- I’m thinking subtle green or purple skin on the upper body, with deeper shades of the same on the tail, and pastel yellow fins, maybe with some flashes of orange and red/pink, and deep blue/green hair? I’ll need to use some underwater reference to get the effect of the background right, and the way the water changes his colours as it covers him.