April 02, 2013

Temporary Delay

I'm going to get laser eye surgery today, and I'm not supposed to use a computer for about a week afterwards. I could power through a bunch of reviews today and post-date them (and I've done that before) but I'm going to take this as an opportunity to take a bit of a break. I've been spending more time doing my own art and I've been enjoying it more now that I have all this wonderful insight from reviewing. I've also been added to the team for a new feature-length film project. And the weather has been getting nicer, so I will be doing some music videos and short movies, as well as helping my sister with her craft fair business as that season starts up in the next few weeks.

I want to thank all of you who have contributed art, and who have read the reviews! I have every intention of coming back, but as often happens with projects like these, it may get lost in the wayside, so I want to say goodbye now while you're all still here and reading, and hopefully I'll get to say hello again soon.

Aqualiurtus - Lunarieen

It's over 9000! The pageviews on this website, that is. I looked for a short while to find a piece that would fit that obvious reference, but I mostly got very poor and rushed fan art. Instead, I delved into my list of future reviews for some jewellery. I have a special section of pieces I would want to own; pieces that go beyond being artistic and onto something you want to show off to others. This piece, by Kasia Mielnik (DA's Lunarieen) is one of those pieces.

April 01, 2013

Last Drill Bit Knife - Logan-Pearce

Last Drill Bit Knife
It's Easter Monday (and April Fool's day!) and normally I'd take the holiday to do something holiday themed. I spent my holiday weekend running statistics and doing inventory for a restaurant so I'm not exactly in the spirit this year. I figure I'd buck the trend here too and just do whatever I wanted! I was lucky enough to find another crafter, Logan Pearce (DA: Logan-Pearce), and an excellent one at that. Most crafters on DA are first generation, but Logan is third. He takes years of tradition and combines it with the great creativity of youth to come up with knives like this one, from a series called Remnants where the knives are made out of previously smithed objects (in this case a drill bit).