goss: (Rainbow - Paint)
Last night, I finally saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2! Poor Baby Groot, I decided to give him a friend. *g*

Title: Flora Friends
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: PG (partial nudity)
Fandom: DCU, Guardians of the Galaxy
Characters/Pairings: Poison Ivy, Baby Groot
Content Notes: Created for the [community profile] drawesome Challenge #8: Non-Dominant Hand. I used my left hand to draw with pencil and paint with watercolour. I have never tried to use a paintbrush with my non-dominant hand, so I'm really happy with the way it came out. It did take me twice as long (if not more!) than it usually would though, plus my wrist kept cramping from the unaccustomed movement. Also, my name is signed backwards, because for some reason it's easier for my left hand to write stuff mirror-imaged. :b


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Mail | Inktober | Chris Cornell | TV | TGIF

  • Sep. 16th, 2017 at 1:56 AM
goss: (Window)
  1. Mail!
    [personal profile] aerye, your letter came in the mail today! The Wonder Woman stamps are the COOLEST! :D :D And the card was such a perfect match. What a cute little surprise to come home to. <3

  2. Drawing
    I'm thinking about participating in Inktober this year. It's encouraging to note that daily posting isn't the only way to take part - there's also the option of doing an ink drawing every other day or simply once a week during the month of October, which would work for me. Lately, I've gotten quite comfortable doing art using a combination of pencil shading and watercolour, so it would be a good opportunity to move out of my comfort zone and get practice using pens and ink.

    I'm also thinking about integrating the challenge into the community activities at [community profile] drawesome - maybe encourage members to create weekly posts sharing Inktober entries they work on, over the next month.

  3. Chris Cornell
    Ever since his death, and especially in the last month or so, his voice, his music's been stuck in my head all the time. It's weirdly disconcerting. It's like my brain can't seem to process or get over a loss that I didn't even think about or miss until it was gone.

  4. TV
    In the two weeks since the school term has started, I've watched more tv than the entire summer vacation. I've been losing 1-2 hours sleep every night catching up on Orphan Black (S5) and Wynonna Earp (all of S2), and just started The Defenders this evening. I feel like it's been working as a great distraction to ease me back into the work stress, and it's what's been getting me through the last couple weeks.

  5. I know I probably say this every Friday, but OMG THIS WEEK WAS THE LONGEST. Weekend, I *truly* LOVE YOU.

Art (Anne Bonny - Black Sails)

  • Sep. 10th, 2017 at 9:27 PM
goss: (Messy paint hands)
Title: Anne Bonny (WiP)
Artist: [personal profile] goss
Rating: G
Fandom: Black Sails
Characters/Pairings: Anne Bonny
Content Notes: Created for the [community profile] drawesome Challenge #7: 5th DW Interest. My 5th interest turned out to be Black Sails. I chose Anne Bonny because she is a badass and will not hesitate to cut you down if you get in her way. :D

This is a work-in-progress. It's still at the pencil sketch outline stage. Hope to add shading, and maybe watercolour, when I get the chance, but I didn't want the week to pass without posting something to the comm.


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Mood Themes

  • Sep. 10th, 2017 at 8:45 AM
goss: (Me - imagine)
Do people even still make custom mood themes for LJ/DW?

I feel like I need one for my journal made up of Tyler Hoechlin gifs. There's so many cute/goofy gifs of him IRL (that recent Hollywood Game Night show is a gold mine *___*), and then there's all those hot/angsty Derek Hale ones that would be perfect for darker moods.



Credit card fever O_O

  • Sep. 9th, 2017 at 11:03 AM
goss: (Cosmic Swirl (blunaris))
AAAAHH. I woke up this morning with thoughts of tidying up my dressing table. I started looking for something to put my earrings in. Went on Pinterest and saw some cute storage DIYs, and then somehow landed up on eBay, in which what can only be called a MAD FIT OF ONLINE SHOPPING ensued.

An hour and a half later, when the haze cleared, I realised that I'd purchased a boatload of jewellery storage, handbag organizers, travel/makeup pouches, feather-shaped memo pads and teacher stamps. STAFFROOM CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IS OFFICIALLY DONE! \o/

Of course, I bought them all directly from (reliable) China/Thailand sellers, because it's waaaaay less expensive, so like, it'll probably take 2-3 whole months to get here *fingers crossed* - just in time for the holidays, one hopes! LOL.

...uhhh. Not thinking about that credit card bill. Better get back to cleaning. :b


Checking in

  • Sep. 7th, 2017 at 4:31 PM
goss: (Hugs - teddybears)
Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that things here are fine. The worst we got was the outskirts of the storm, in the form of rain, thunder and lightning. No strong winds where I live, thank goodness.

This week has been as hectic as expected, being first week of the new academic year. I can't wait for the weekend - truly need it, which is why I didn't get a chance to post earlier. Thank you so much to all who sent notes checking up on my situation. It means so much to know that you guys were thinking of me. *hugs tight*

My thoughts and prayers are with all those much less fortunate than myself having to deal with the aftermath of such a terrible storm.